MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio softball athlete of the week nominees

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual performance this past week?

MaxPreps and JJHuddle are proud to announce that they will sponsor an athlete of the week in softball during the 2016-2017 school year.

Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab a weekly winner. Each winner will receive awards (bracelets and certificates).

How does it work?

Fans will nominate top performances (send emails to and nominees will also be selected from those schools that report stats on MaxPreps. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special poll. Voting will cease at noon on Monday. The winners (two per week) will be announced the next day along with the next week’s nominees.

Vote as many times as you want. It’s a competition. Vote Now!

LAST WEEK OVER 90,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!! And due to the closeness of the voting tallies, we are awarding three winners this week. There were only 14 votes separating second and third pace. Both had over 20,000. 

Week 3 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

* Kendyl Switzer, Bristol (Bristolville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Huge week at the plate. Went 2-for-3 with two home runs, seven RBI and three runs in an 18-1 win over Pymatuning Valley. Went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs in an 8-2 win over Grand Valley. Also went 2-for-4 with andRBI and two runs in a 15-8 win over Windham.

* Ari Ott, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and seven RBI in a 14-1 win over East Canton.

* Emily Walters, Waynesfield-Goshen (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior went 2-for-3 with two home runs, nine RBI and two runs in a 23-10 win voer Lehman Catholic.

Week 4 Ohio HS Softball Athlete of the Week Nominees

* Carly Wagers, Williamsburg
Junior hit three home runs (had eight RBI) in a 22-1 win over Felicity-Franklin to tie the state record for HRs in a season (18). The win clinched Williamsburg’s fourth straight SBAAC National Division championship. Also threw her fifth no hitter and K’d 15 of 16 batters in a 19-0 five-inning win over Bethel-Tate.

* Cait Kelm and Tori Wells, Lakeview (Cortland)
Duo combined to dominate in a 7-1 win over Struthers. Kelm K’d 18 and threw a no-hitter, while Wells hit three HRs and had five RBI. In a 25-4 win over Struthers, Kelm had six RBI and three runs, while Wells had two HRs, four hits and six RBI.

* Maureen Cain, Rocky River
In three games last week the senior had 12 RBI, five runs and three HRs, including as grand slam.

* Sammie Stefan, Keystone (La Grange)
Had two HRs and eight RBI in an 11-0 win over Buckeye.

* Maddie Pauley, Fairview (Fairview Park)
Struck out 18 in a 7-5 11-inning win over Brooklyn. Also was winning pitcher in 17-5 win over Brooklyn.

* Emma Ditzig, Lawrence Upper (Sagamore Hills)
Had four hits, eight RBI, two stolen bases, a run and a double in a 13-3 win over Horizon Science Academy.

* Ashley Hitchcock, Eastwood (Pemberville)
Sophomore pitcher went 5-0 last week including a no-hitter (K’d 14) in a 19-0 win over Rossford, Also K’d 14 in a 3-0 win over Wauseon. Tossed a one-hitter and K’d 10 in a 16-1 win over Genoa.

* Jessica Camp, Miami Trace (Washington Courthouse)
Junior catcher went 5-for-5 and had six RBI, two runs, a home run and a triple in a 24-2 win over Hillsboro.

* Shelby Giles, Riverside (De Graff)
Sophomore went 2-for-4 with two HRs, six RBI and two runs in an 18-6 win over Lehman. Also went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs in a 12-3 win over Lehman. Was also the winning pitcher in both games.


Week 1 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

* Becca Miller, Hilltop (West Unity) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior catcher had 22 RBI, 18 runs, four HRs and nine stolen bases through 10 games for the 7-3 Cadets.

* McKenzie Bump, Mt. Gilead (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Freshman shortstop hitting a state-best .788 through 10 games (26 hits in 33 at-bats). Has 14 runs and 15 stolen bases.

Week 2 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

* Becca Brown, Westfall (Williamsport) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Tossed a no-hitter, K’d 13 and went 3-for-3 (with two triples) in a 9-0 win over Southeastern.

* Kate Loughman, Teays Valley (Ashville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had nine RBI (eight via two grand slams) and three hits in a 22-3 win over Fairfield Union.

* Claire Nicholson, River Valley (Caledonia) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior third baseman and Ohio State commit went 18-for-27 with 23 RBI, 12 runs and seven doubles last week as the Vikings went 5-1 against Pleasant, Ontario, London, Troy, Northwestern and Piqua.

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