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 102,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!! The winners are… 

Week 5 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

* Ashley Roth, Elgin (Marion) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.

* Makenna Durieux, Perry (Massillon) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.

Week 6 Ohio HS Softball Athlete of the Week Nominees

* Maddy McKee, Southeastern Local (South Charleston)
Senior went 3-for-4 with three home runs, five RBI and three runs in a 10-0 win over Springfield Catholic.

* Hannah Welling, Ravenna
Junior pitcher K’d 14 in a 2-1 win over Field and K’d 17 in a 2-1 10-inning loss to Salem.

* Hailey Struckman, Teays Valley (Ashville)
Sophomore went 3-for-5 with eight RBI and three runs scored in a 21-0 win over Kilbourne. Also went 5-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored in a 16-1 win over Westfall.

* Emily Wilson, Fairbanks (Milford Center)
Junior pitcher tossed a complete game and went 2-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored in a 5-4 win over West Jefferson.

* Mackenzie Milligan, St. Joseph Academy (Cleveland)
Senior first baseman went 3-for-5 with seven RBI, two home runs and two runs scored In a 13-6 win over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. Team captain has seven home runs, 12 doubles, 38 RBI and 25 runs in 24 games.

* Brooke Swain, Cloverleaf (Lodi)
Junior and winning pitcher was 2-for-3 with six RBI, a home run, a double and a run scored in an 11-9 win over Streetsboro.

* Shanna Mickley, Danville
Senior captain went 2-for 3 with five RBI, two home runs and two runs scored in a 24-0 win over Gahanna Christian Academy. Also went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a home run and two runs scored in an 8-2 win over Crestline. Has nine home runs, 29 RBI and 27 run scored in 25 games.

* Desiree Chill, South Central (Greenwich)
Went 5-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI, four runs scored and a stolen base in a 16-4 win over Western Reserve.

* Kami McEldowney, Versailles
Set three single-season program records – hits (52), batting average (.612) and doubles (20) – in the Tigers 12-8 win over Coldwater in the regular season finale. Was 4-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and a run scored.

* Baylee Petry and Caitlin Christman, Greenville
Freshmen duo combined to toss back-to-back perfect games in D-I sectional wins over Trotwood-Madison (11 Ks) and Dunbar (15 Ks).

* Mikayla Mayle, Morgan (McConnelsville)
Senior set school records for home runs (three) and RBI (seven) in a game in a 14-4 win over Crooksville. Mayle also set school records for HRs in a season (eight) and career (14). A Marietta College recruit, Mayle set the school record for batting average (.492) as a junior. She hit .481 this season.


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.

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.

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

  1. Debbie

    Mikayla’s stats speak for themselves. She loves the game and she is already a winner in my book.


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