LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Neshoba Central (Philadelphia, Miss.) High School junior Aspen Wesley, sophomore Biveana Figueroa of Natalia (Texas) High School and senior Izabel Enriquez of Buena High School (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of Feb. 19-25.
Wesley was unhittable in the opening games of the season, including a perfect game in her first start of 2018. Wesley fanned 13 as she retired all 21 Wayne County batters in a 7-0 win on Feb. 20. She followed with a no-hitter on Feb. 24 against Florence. The right-handed hurler struck out 10 over five innings. Additionally, she chipped in offensively over four games, going 5-for-12 with a double and six RBI, including three in game two versus Florence.
Figueroa’s bat played a key role in six wins last week for Natalia. She was a tough out, hitting .800 (12-for-15) and reaching base in 16 of her 19 plate appearances. Figueroa recorded a double, triple, three home runs, 14 RBI and 14 runs scored. She slugged 1.600 and did not strike out. Figueroa homered twice, drove in four and scored three times against Sabinal. She kept the momentum going on the next day against Southside with 4-for-4 and five RBI outing.
Enriquez batted .750 with 15 hits, three double, two triples, two home runs and 15 RBI over a six-game stretch last week. She scored eight times and slugged 1.400. Enriquez droved in seven, homered and went 4-for-4 in a 9-7 victory over Payson. She also went deep with five RBI against Williams Field and added three hits against Cibola and Apache Junction.
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 spring season with a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected. During the fall campaign, one representative is chosen from the participating regions.
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 (Fall)
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.