LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tori Kniesche of Wayne (Neb.) High School was named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the week of Aug.13-19.
Kniesche dominated her opponents in the circle last week, tossing three no-hitters, including a perfect game, and striking out 51 batters. The dominant righty surrendered just one hit and walked four as she posted a 4-0 mark in Wayne’s first week of play. After a one-hit, 15-strikeout performance in a 2-0 win over Butler, Kniesche, tossed 15 innings of hitless ball during the Wayne Invitational.
She opened the tournament fanning eight of nine batters in three-inning win over Ponca. In the semifinals, Kniesche fanned 14 of 18 batters and no-hit Twin River in a 3-0 triumph for the Blue Devils. The junior capped off the tournament with a perfect game and 14 more punchouts in the title game, a 3-0 victory over Arlington.
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.
2018-19 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
8/20/18 – Tori Kniesche, Jr., Wayne (Neb.) High School
8/13/18 – Ariel Thompson, So., Sequoyah High School (Claremore, Okla.)