LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior Alexandria Kilponen of Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) was selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games played the week of Oct. 2-8.
Kilponen keyed Valor Christian to three victories last week by not allowing a run, striking out 31, tossing two no-hitters and knocking in seven runs. For the week, she went 3-0 with three shutouts, surrendered five hits and two walks, while holding her opponents to a .100 batting average.
Kilponen twirled a three-inning perfect game, striking out all nine Green Mountain batters, and going 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI. The right-handed hurler tossed a five-inning no-hitter in her first start of the week against D’Evelyn. Kilponen fanned 12, walked two, homered and drove in three. She capped off the week with a five-hit shutout of Smoky Hill, striking out 12 and not issuing a free pass in the 2-0 triumph.
MaxPreps.com, the official high school statistical provider of the NFCA, provides all statistics for the NFCA High School Player of the Week award. To nominate a player for the award, the coach must enter his or her athlete's game stats into MaxPreps.com by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.
Please note, in order for a school to have multiple player(s) recognized during the course of a season, a coach from that institution must be an NFCA member. To become an NFCA member, please click HERE or call 502-409-4600.
The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the fall season with one representative chosen from the participating regions. During the spring campaign, a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected.
MaxPreps is a free stat tool that is available to high school coaches across the country and is one of the most recognized and respected high school athletics websites on the internet. Coaches who enter their team’s stats on Max Preps will not only be nominating their players for this award, but they will be getting their team’s information out to thousands of high school sports fans, as well as college coaches across the country.
2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
10/9/17 – Alexandria Kilponen | Valor Christian HS | Highlands Ranch, Colo.
10/2/17 – Tracy Mosley | Mundy’s Mill High School | Jonesboro, Ga.
9/25/17 – Sevi Harden | Thomas Jefferson High School | Denver, Colo.
9/18/17 – Brooke Huitt | Lathrop High School | Lathrop, Mo.
9/11/17 – Tori Kniesche | Wayne High School | Wayne, Neb.
9/5/17 – Addison Purvis | Sullivan High School | Sullivan, Mo.
8/28/17 – Adrienne Visintine | Chaparral High School | Parker, Colo.
8/21/17 – Katherine Snavely | Brookstone School | Columbus, Ga.
8/14/17 – Kelley Lynch | East Coweta High School | Sharpsburg, Ga.