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Player of the Week revealed

By Maddie DeBilzan, SportsEngine, 05/02/17, 10:00AM CDT


Click to see who had the most impressive performance for April 24-29.

Player of the Week winner

McKenzie Wilkins, Coon Rapids. The senior hit two home runs and had six RBI in the Cardinals’ 10-6 victory over Andover.

Player of the Week candidates

Meagan Bliese, Woodbury. Bliese smacked a two-run homer, stole two bases and added two singles in a 5-2 victory at Stillwater on April 24. The right-handed senior has a .500 batting average this spring, and she will extend her volleyball career at Concordia-St. Paul next season.

Peyton Boom, Barnesville. The senior pitcher served as a defensive and offensive threat in a 10-1 victory over Wheaton/Herman Norcross on April 24, delivering 13 strikeouts and hitting a two-run triple.

Saryn Sherrell, Minneapolis South. The junior threw 14 strikeouts to lead the Tigers over Minneapolis Southwest 7-5 on April 25. Sherrell averages 8.5 strikeouts per game this season.

Kate Pryor, Minnehaha Academy. Pryor stole two bases and had four hits, including a home run and a triple, to help seal a 10-7 victory over Mounds Park Academy. She has a .638 batting average.

McKenzie Wilkins, Coon Rapids. The senior hit two home runs and had six RBI in the Cardinals’ 10-6 victory over Andover.

Brooke Burditt, St. Michael-Albertville. Burditt struck out 12 from the pitcher's circle and notched an RBI single at the plate to help the Knights curb North Branch 5-4. The junior has delivered 44 strikeouts this season.

Taylor Bross, Blaine. The senior Augustana commit hit a double and a home run to finish with three RBI in Friday’s 11-5 win over Centennial. She has four home runs this season.

Elly Novak, Tri-City United. The right-hander tallied 12 strikeouts and hit a double against Medford in a 4-0 on April 28. The sophomore also racked up six strikeouts against St. Peter on April 24.

Erin Poepping, Totino-Grace. The right-handed pitcher, left-handed batter contributed in a big way to her team’s 14-0 win over Wayzata on April 29. She recorded nine strikeouts from the circle and finished with a double, a home run and four RBI at the plate. The East Carolina commit was equally as integral in a 19-3 victory over Orono the day before, striking out seven and hitting three singles and a double.

Olivia Christopherson, New London-Spicer. The senior pitcher was dominant against Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta, dealing 17 strikeouts in a 1-0 shutout on April 29.


*Stats and records as of April 30

Athletes are considered for the Player of the Week poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Softball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If any coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email john.kelsey@sportsengine.com.

MN Softball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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