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 74,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!! The winners are… 

Week 7 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

* Megan Turner, Champion (Warren) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior went 3-for-3 with three home runs, three runs and six RBI in a 19-0 D-III district semifinal win over Brookfield. Went 1-for-3 with a double and a run in a 12-0 district final win over Kirtland. Has 40 RBI and 11 home runs this season.

* Macey Fix, Eastwood (Pemberville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs in a 6-3 D-III district final win over Archbold.

Week 8 Ohio HS Softball Athlete of the Week Nominees

* Maddie Terzola, Archbishop Hoban (Akron)
Went 3-for-3 with three runs, an RBI and a walk in a 6-5 D-II regional semifinal win over Marlington.

* Faith Howard, Wheelersburg
Northern Kentucky recruit threw a no-hitter, retired the last 20 batters she faced and K’d 10 in a 5-0 D-III regional semifinal win over Piketon. Ended the game with 200 Ks on the season.

* April Houser, Elyria
Junior delivered runs in all four plate appearances (two hits, two sac flys, five RBI and a home run) in a 6-2 D-I regional semifinal win over Parma.

* Aly Harrell, Lincoln (Gahanna)
Marshall recruit had five RBI in an 11-7 D-I regional semifinal win over Lancaster.

* Jenna Robbins, Northwestern (Springfield)
Pitcher allowed one-hit and K’d seven in a 7-0 D-III regional semifinal win over Badin.

* Grace Cea, Hoover (North Canton)
Went 2-for-3 with four RBI in an 11-3 D-I regional final win over Walsh.

* Kaylie Farmer, Maysville (Zanesville)
Hit a two-run home run in the Panthers 2-1 D-II regional semifinal win over Crooksville. Also delivered a solo home run in a 15-1 regional final loss to Lakewood.

* Felicite Smith, Carey
Junior hit a game-winning two-run walk-off home run in the eighth inning as the Blue Devils won the programs first regional title with a 5-3 win over previously unbeaten Gibsonburg in D-IV.

* Casey Bertke, Cardington-Lincoln (Cardington)
Freshman threw a two-hitter and hit a two-run home run in a 4-0 D-III regional final win over Eastwood.

* Liz Yirga, Lucas
Delivered the game-winning walk-off RBI single in the seventh inning as the Cubs earned the program’s first state tournament berth with a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Mathews.


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.

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 Athletes of the Week

* Mikayla Mayle, Morgan (McConnelsville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.

* Hannah Welling, Ravenna (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.

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