Graham, Kackley, Schrimscher named 2018-19 MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of Week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Emily Graham of Kings Mountain (N.C.) High School, Kinsey Kackley of Boyd (McKinney, Texas) High School and Jordan Schrimscher of Natomas (Sacramento, Calif.) High School were selected MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Players of the Week for their outstanding play during the week of March 4-10.
Graham was a perfect 7-for-7 in her first two games of 2019. The senior third baseman was 3-for-3 with two homers, five RBI and three runs scored against Stuart Cramer. In her second game of the season, she nearly hit for the cycle with two doubles and a triple versus Polk County. Graham was 4-for-4 with seven RBI and three runs scored against the Wolverines. For the week, she finished with 12 RBI, six runs and a 2.428 slugging percentage.
South Central Region
Kackley tossed two no-hitters and struck out 40 in her two starts last week. She fanned 20, walked two in a 4-0 win over Plano East. She also helped herself out at the dish, going 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. Two days later, Kackley struck out 20 more batters with zero walks against Grenville. Only one Lion reached base courtesy of a hit batter. The sophomore righty’s back-to-back 20 K outings were a season high and brought Kackley’s 2019 total to 267 in 112 innings.
Schrimscher hit .917 (11-for-12), scored 12 runs and recorded four triples helping the Nighthawks start the season 3-1. The junior shortstop reached base safely in 14 of her 15 plate appearances (.933 OBP) and slugged 1.583. Schrimscher opened 2019 with a 5-for-5 outing against Leroy Greene Academy. She scored four times, tripled and drove in two runs versus the Lions. She was 3-for-3 with three triples, four runs scored and two RBI versus Aspire Langston Hughes Academy. Additionally, Schrimscher picked up a win in relief against Florin, tossing two innings of shutout ball with three strikeouts.
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 campaign with a player from each of five separate high school regions being selected. In the fall season, 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.
2018-19 Max Preps / NFCA Players of the Week
South – Emily Graham, Kings Mountain (N.C.) HS
South Central – Kinsey Kackley, Boyd HS (McKinney, Texas)
West – Jordan Schrimscher, Natomas HS (Sacramento, Calif.)
South – Aspen Wesley, Neshoba Central HS (Philadelphia, Miss.)
South Central – Tremere Herris, Conway (Ark.) HS
West – Chloe Krason, Perry HS (Gilbert, Az.)
South – Aminah Vega, University HS (Orange City, Fla.)
South Central – Emma Melvin, Sunnyvale (Texas) HS
West – Stevie Hansen, Norco (Calif.) HS