NFCASTARKVILLE, Miss. – Senior infielder Annie Richardson of Faith Christian High School in Arvada, Colo., has been named as the High School Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for games played from Oct. 4-10, 2010. 

Richardson helped lead the Eagles to two wins last week by going 5-for-6 including an amazing 3-for-3, five RBI performance in Faith’s 19-3 win over St. Mary’s. She finished the week with five runs, five RBIs, two doubles and a triple. Over the two-game span, Richardson hit .833 with a slugging percentage of 1.500 and an on-base percentage of .833. 

On the year, Richardson is hitting .674 and leads her team in hits, RBIs and triples with 35, 26 and seven, respectively. The Eagles are currently 6-13 on the year with a 2-3 mark in league play., 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.comby Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award. The NFCA High School Player of the Week will be announced by the Association on every Monday during the fall and spring seasons. 

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 web sites on the internet. Coaches that 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.comor call (800) 329-7324 x1. To enter a team’s stats on the MaxPreps website, please click here. 


For any questions regarding the award and the nominating process or for more information, please contact Michelle LaBella at (662) 320-2155 or

Other Top Performances
Becca Venable of Fort Collins HS (CO) went 6-for-6 on the week with four RBIs including going 4-for-4 against Mountain Range… Southwest HS’s (MO) Cori Locker went 1-1 on the week and allowed just three earned runs and 10 strikeouts… Lisa Hernandez of Pueblo Centennial HS (CO) struck out 14 batters on the, including 10 against Cannon City, while only allowing two earned runs…. 

2010 NFCA High School National Player of the Week - Fall
Oct. 12 – Annie Richardson – Faith Christian HS – 1B/3B – Arvada, Colo. 
Oct. 4 – Mikka Jones – Monarch HS – 1B – Louisville, Colo.

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