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 108,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!! The winners are…


Week 4 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

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

* Jessica Camp, Miami Trace (Washington Courthouse) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.

Week 5 Ohio HS Softball Athlete of the Week Nominees

* Kenadee Dixon, Eastmoor Academy (Columbus)
Junior went 4-for-5 with seven RBI, a run and a stolen base in a 27-7 win over Briggs. Also went 3-for-3 with five RBI, two runs and a home run in a 16-1 win over Columbus South.

* Ashley Roth, Elgin (Marion)
Sophomore pitcher K’d 11 en route to picking up the win and was 3-for-4 with five RBI, a grand slam and run scored in a 16-2 victory over Centerburg.

* Molly Williams, Champion (Warren)
Senior was 7-for-10 with seven RBI, seven runs, two home runs and a triple in a pair of wins over Youngstown Liberty.

* Makenna Durieux, Perry (Massillon)
Sophomore pitcher threw a five-inning no-hitter and hit a three-run walk-off home run in a 10-0 win over Green that clinched a Federal League title.

* Brittany Kinney, Arcanum
Senior hit two home runs in a 3-0 win over Tri-County North to set the program’s single-season record (seven).

* Blayc Hacker, Upper Sandusky
K’d 12 of the 15 batters she faced en route to throwing a no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Wynford.

* Lexi Jacobs, Wapakoneta
Had five hits and seven RBI in a 28-0 win over Ottawa-Glandorf.

* Lyndsey Seamon, Bellevue
Winning pitcher set the program record for single-season home runs with her ninth in a 17-3 win over Shelby that clinched a sixth straight Northern Ohio League title. The next night out she hit HRs No. 10 and 11 and was the winning pitcher in an 11-4 win over Ontario. 

* Savanah Monzingo, Morgan (McConnelsville)
Threw a five-inning perfect game and K’d 13 in a 6-0 win over Trimble.

* Morgan Wilhelm, Highland (Sparta)
Sophomore was 3-for-4 with five RBI, a home run and two runs scored in a 13-2 win over Mt. Gilead. Has 13 RBI, five runs, two home runs and two doubles in last four games – all wins.


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.

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.

7 thoughts on “MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio softball athlete of the week nominees

  1. Tara Casey

    Molly Williams is seriously one of the most underrated softball players I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch. Tough and constant. One hell of a kid!

  2. Savannah

    Makenna is amazing at softball! She gives it her all and never gives up for anything. Best softball player ever! #VoteForKenna ?


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