LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Janiece Robles of Cardinal Spellman (Bronx, N.Y.), Maddie Peace of Regina Domincan (Wilmette, Ill.), North Augusta’s (S.C.) Karly Heath, Bentonville West’s (Centerton, Ark.) Hallie Wacaser and Yelm’s (Wash.) Drea Schwaier selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of March 12-18.
Robles was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts, and hit .556 (5-for-9) to help the Pilots to a 3-1 mark in their opening week of play. The junior scattered six hits and did not walk a batter in her two starts, while also doubling twice and scoring five runs. In a five-hit complete game effort, she allowed an unearned run on five hits with 10 strikeouts in a 3-1 win over Tottenville. She followed that by tossing four shutout innings with nine punchouts against St. Joseph-by-the-Sea. At the plate, Robles scored a pair of runs versus Construction and Tottenville.
Peace went 6-for-9 (.667) with two doubles, a triple, home run, seven RBI in a doubleheader sweep of DePaul College Prep. In the opener she was a long ball away from the cycle and drove in two runs. In the nightcap, Peace went 3-for-4, doubled, homered and knocked in five runs. For the twinbill, she slugged 1.444 and generated a 2.111 OPS.
Heath batted .778 with 14 hits, seven that went for extra bases, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored. She slugged 1.667 with three triples, three homers and a double, while drawing three walks for an .810 on-base percentage. She drove in a season-best five runs and launched two long balls in a 6-1 win over Dorman. Heath, a senior, went 3-for-3 in back-to-back contests against Union County and Broome. She homered and scored three runs against the Yellowjackets and followed that with a double, triple, four RBI and three runs scored in a 13-2 win over the Centurions.
South Central Region
Over three games, Walcaser hit .727 (8-for-11) with two doubles, two home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored. She slugged 1.454 and posted a .769 on base percentage. Against Van Buren, she went 3-for-3 with both of her home runs, three RBI and three runs scored. The sophomore drove in a season-best four runs with a pair of doubles versus Farmington. Walcaser also scored three runs and added two RBI in a victory over Fayetteville.
Schwaier led Yelm to three victories in the opening week of play. She went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, allowed just three hits, struck out 29 and did not walk a batter in 12 innings of work. Schwaier twirled two shutouts and held her opponents to a .075 batting average. Additionally, she hit .625 with five hits, a home run, three RBI and a run scored. In the season opener against Aberdeen, the senior tossed a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts. Against Mount Si, Schwaier fanned 17 and allowed just one hit in a 5-0 victory.
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2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Spring)
South – Madyson Lamp | Hernando High School (Brooksville, Fla.)
South Central – Nadia Valverde | Hanks High School (El Paso, Texas)
West – Jordyn Hutchins | Woodland (Calif.) Christian
South – Anna Hood | Locust Fork (Ala.) HS
South Central – Kathryn Marshall | Brenham (Texas) High School
West – Mya Villareal | North valley Military Institute (Granada Hills, Calif.)
South - Aspen Wesley | Neshoba Central HS (Philadelphia, Miss.)
South Central – Biveana Figueroa | Natlia (Texas) HS
West – Izabel Enriquez | Buena High School (Sierra Vista, Ariz.)
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 (Neb.) La-Vista HS
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 (Mo.) High School
9/11/17 – Tori Kniesche | Wayne (Neb.) High School
9/5/17 – Addison Purvis | Sullivan (Mo.) High School
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.)