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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior Caroline Newton of Worth County (Sylvester, Ga.) High School was selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games played the week of Oct. 16-22.

Newton played a key role in Worth County advancing the Georgia High School Elite Eight with a doubleheader sweep of Peach County in the Class 3A state playoffs. She went 5-for-8 at the plate with two homers, five RBI and five runs scored, while tossing a complete game shutout in a 6-0 game-one win. In the opener, Newton scattered three hits, struck out 17 and walked one, while going 3-for-4 with a long ball, two RBI and three runs scored. She continued to produce offensively in a 14-0 game-two victory, connecting on her second home run of the day, knocking in three runs and scoring twice.

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.

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.

To obtain a coach’s login, please contact: coachsupport@maxpreps.com or call (800) 329-7324 x1. To enter a team’s stats on the MaxPreps website, please click here.

2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week

10/23/17 – Caroline Newton | Worth County HS | Sylvester, Ga.

10/16/17 – Madeline Vejvoda | Papillion La-Vista HS | Papillion, Neb.

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.

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