– Olivia Cato
of Northgate High School (Newnan, Ga.) was named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6.
Cato stymied her opponent's bats tossing three shutouts, scattering six hits, holding her opponents to a .080 average and striking out 35 over 23 innings of work. She fanned a season-high 15 batters and allowed three hits in a 2-0 win over Alexander.
Cato went a season-best nine innings, striking out nine and walking one, in a two-hit blanking of South Paulding. In a second straight 1-0 nailbiter, the sophomore hurler twirled a one-hit shutout against Alexander. Cato punched out 11 more Cougar batters to bring her season total to 154.
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.