Players of the Week 2020

Discussion in 'Team, Player, Coach of the Week' started by TheSoftballZone, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. TheSoftballZone

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    2020 WK #1 Player of the Week (Caliyah Clapper)

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    Caliyah Clapper is a 10 year old, 5th grader, at Mifflin Elementary, Mansfield, OH. She is a straight A student at this elementary school within the Madison Local School District. She placed 9th in the Richland County Spelling Bee last year. Caliyah also scored a perfect score on the state of Ohio 2019 Spring Math Test.


    As we start into the 2020 season
    WIcked 09 is excited to have this returning #12 to the line up. Last season as a birth year of 2010 Caliyah could still play 8U but made a decision to challenge herself and play 10U. In her 1st year of 10U she led her team with 4 home runs and a 0.429 summer batting avg. She also stole the most bases, 45, and drove in the most runs, 27. Midway through 2019 Caliyah decided she wanted to try pitching. She pitched a total of 5 innings all summer for Wicked in 2019. That wasn't enough, so she hired a coach and started to learn.

    Caliyah is now entering her 3rd season with Wicked ‘09 and now as an ace pitcher. In only a few months she has learned to perfect spot pitching, improve a change up, and sped up her fastball to 47+MPH. With this skill Caliyah led her team to a championship at Queen of the Turf USSSA National Qualifier January 4-5 in Mt Vernon. Caliyah pitched in 2 games on sunday bracket play, the quarter final and the championship game. In those 2 games she pitched 11 innings, faced 44 batters, striking out, 18 of them. She gave up 4 hits and maintained a 60% strike percentage. Those pitches helped her team defeat the undefeated #1 Seed Lighting Blue in an International Tie Breaker 3-2 for the quarter final game. Eventually the championship would go on to be played against Ohio Emeralds ‘09, whom we placed 2nd to the previous weekend and tied in pool play. Caliyah pitched a shutout game, striking out 13 of the 19 batters she faced, giving up only 1 hit to a well placed bunt. She also went deep hitting a home run for her offense to run rule the Emeralds 10-0 in 5 innings.

    This fall/winter season Caliyah leads her team with a 0.425 batting avg. She also has the most RBI’s, singles, doubles, triples, and the only homerun for her team. When not in the circle Caliyah is a true infield utility player spending time at every infield position except catcher. She is a top player for Wicked on offense and defense.

     
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    2020 WK #2 Player of the Week (Keegan Foreman)

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    Keegan Foreman is currently a sophomore at Hamilton Township High School in Columbus Ohio. In the 2019 season as a Freshman Keegan set the school records at HTHS for Batting Avg., RBI’s, and Triples. Keegan was also named the Varsity Offensive MVP for 2019, as well as, receiving an honorable mention award in the MSL Buckeye Division.

    Keegan recently earned a spot on the Beverly Bandit’s 16U Premier Tyrrell as a catcher/3rd base. Her summer travel schedule will include IDT in Boulder, Colorado and the PGF National in Hunting Beach, California.

     
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    2020 WK #3 Player, we didn't have any player's nominated for week #3.
     
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    2020 WK #4 Player, we didn't have any player's nominated for week #4.

     
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    2020 WK #5 Player, we didn't have any player's nominated for week #5.
     
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    2020 WK #6 Player of the Week (Abbey Wittman)

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    Abbey Wittman - Ohio Storm '08


    Abbey Wittman is a 10-year old 5th grade student in the Fredericktown School District, where she is an A student. Abbey's love for softball and her team is like no other. Off the field, Abbey also enjoys bowling, riding her bike, Tik Toc, and Fortnite.

    Abbey, aka Big Abbs, is an athletically gifted softball player, as is evident because she is only 10 playing on a 12U team. She is a utility player for the Storm '08. She can play any position on the field, and understands all aspects of the game. At the age of 8, when she should have been playing in her last year of 8U, she moved up to 10U, joined the Storm, and is now in her 3rd year as a member of team. She works hard, feeds off of the older players, and is a great teammate. She may be small but don't let that fool you, she is mighty. One memory that stands out was at 10U East Nationals in Tennessee last July. In a game against the Atlanta Vipers, Abbey was batting leadoff. When she came up to the plate, the Vipers coach told his outfielders to move in, and on the first pitch, she crushed a triple to the fence, over the right fielders head.

    Abbey and her team just finished their winter indoor season at the Pavilion Sports & Events Complex. Playing in a 12U indoor tournament and the indoor winter league, Abbey had a great winter indoor season. In 25 plate appearances against 12 year old pitchers, she batted .421 had an on-base-percentage of .523, walked 6 times, and struck out only 1 time. She is a great asset to her teammates and the Storm '08.
     
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  7. TheSoftballZone

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    2020 WK #7 Player of the Week (Anavey Jodrey)

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    Anavey is eleven years old and in the fifth grade. She attends Park Avenue Elementary School within the Mount Gilead school district. When Anavey is not on the softball field she also enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with friends, making tik-tok videos and spending time with her seven siblings.

    This is Anavey’s third season of travel softball and second season with Wicked 09’. Anavey helps lead Wicked 09’ from the pitcher’s mound. In 2019, Anavey led Wicked 09’ in innings pitched and strikeouts. Offensively she was in the top five in hits and singles on the team in 2019. Anavey’s pitching helped propel Wicked 09’ to a championship at the Coaster Classic at Sports Force Park in 2019. Anavey also received the Most Valuable Player award, voted on by the opposing team, for a game during the 2019 All Sanctioned World Series at Berliner Park. So far this season Anavey leads her team in walks, is in the top three in runs batted in, and in the top five in batting average and hits. From the mound this season, Anavey leads her team in innings pitched. Anavey has improved her fastball to 47+ mph this offseason and is working to improve her changeup. Her leadership from the mound helped Wicked 09’ win the championship at “Queens of the Turf” in Mt. Vernon, OH and qualify for USSSA post-season play. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Anavey back for a second season and to watch her improve as player, teammate and person.
     
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    2020 WK #8 Player of the Week (Adelyn “Addy”)

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    Addy is a fourth grader at Bellville Elementary School in Bellville, OH where she is a straight A student. Addy also obtained a perfect score on her math placement test. When she isn’t playing softball, Addy also enjoys playing soccer, hunting & fishing. This is only Addy’s second season with Wicked 10U but she has quickly proven to be a leader on our team. Addy has worked very hard to improve as a catcher and now shares time behind the plate as one of her team’s catchers. So far this fall & winter, Addy is in the top three in batting average (.333), hits, singles and doubles for Wicked 10U. Addy also specializes in getting on base any way possible, leading her team in HBP. Addy volunteered to participate in a winter hitting league with four of her teammates. Addy was an integral part of that hitting league, helping her team win the hitting league championship. Even though Addy spends most of her time behind the plate or first base, she is willing to play anywhere on the field in order to help her team be successful. During the USSSA National Qualifier “Queens of the Turf” in Mount Vernon, OH, Addy made several terrific plays at second base to help lead her team to a 1st place finish. Addy sets a great example for her teammates with her hard work and positive attitude.


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    2020 WK #9 Player of the Week (Mya Perry)

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    Mya is in her 4th year with Wicked 09’ and has been a member of the team since it was started in 2017. Last season, Mya led her team with a .460 batting average and a .553 on-base percentage. She also led her team in doubles. So far this fall & winter season, Mya is in the top three on her team in batting average (.333), hits and walks. She currently leads her team in runs scored (24), stolen bases (33) and on-base percentage. Mya’s speed makes her a threat on the base paths whenever she gets on base. While Mya spends most of her time for Wicked 09’ at shortstop, her versatility and ability to get to the ball make her a threat anywhere on the field. Mya has received multiple Player of the Game awards voted on by opposing teams, including at the 2019 All Sanctioned World Series. Mya has proven to be a leader for Wicked 09’ with her hustle, positive attitude and work ethic. Mya’s fun & loving personality is infectious and always seems to encourage her teammates and others around her.

    Mya is a 5th grader at Butler Elementary School in Clearfork School District, where she is a straight A student. When Mya is not playing softball, she is also a standout travel soccer player. Mya also enjoys spending time outdoors, playing football and drawing. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Mya returning for her 4th season.
     
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    2020 WK #10 Player of the Week (Aleiah Salyers)

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    Aleiah is ten years old and is in 4th grade. She attends Hillsdale Elementary School within the Hillsdale School District. When Aleiah is not playing softball, she also enjoys swimming, riding her four-wheeler, playing with her dogs and hanging out with her friends.

    Aleiah is entering her third season with Wicked 09’ and has made immense improvements since her first year of travel softball. At the end of the 2019 season, Aleiah received the coach’s award for Most Improved Player for the year. Aleiah is one of the hardest workers of Wicked 09’ and nobody can ever question her desire to be a better player, teammate or human being. In 2019, Aleiah finished in the top five in runs scored, walks and stolen bases for her team. Aleiah’s speed makes her a threat every time she reaches base and every time a ball is hit to the outfield. Aleiah spends most of her time tracking down balls in center field, however, her versatility has helped her prove she can be a threat anywhere on the field. So far this fall and winter, Aleiah is in the top 5 in runs, walks and stolen bases for Wicked 09’. Aleiah’s personality and smile are infectious and always seem to uplift her teammates and coaches. Aleiah sets a good example for her teammates with her hustle and desire to get better. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Aleiah back with us for a third season.
     
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    2020 WK #11 Player of the Week (Sophia Scalesi)

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    Sophia is eleven years old and in 5th grade. She is an honor roll student at Hillsdale Middle School within the Hillsdale school district. Sophia is an animal lover. She has been a member of 4H for four years and enjoys showing goats and rabbits at the Ashland County fair every year. When Sophia is not playing softball or spending time with her animals, she is also a competitive dancer. Sophia has been in competitive dance for eight years and has won multiple awards as a soloist and team dancer. Sophia’s fun personality and sense of humor make everyone around her better.

    Sophia is entering her third year with Wicked 09’. During games, Sophia’s dance skills are often on display while stretching for balls at first base. While she spends a lot of her time at first base, Sophia is a utility player and spends time at multiple other positions, including center field. Sophia’s speed and versatility have proven to be valuable to her team’s success. Sophia is a threat with her speed anytime she reaches base. In 2019, Sophia led her team in triples and finished in the top three in stolen bases, batting average and runs batted in. So far this fall and winter, Sophia is in the top three in walks and stolen bases. She is also in the top five in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and runs batted in. Sophia has proven to be an integral part of her team and Wicked 09’ is excited to have her back for a third season.
     
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    2020 WK #12 Player of the Week (MICAYELA PLANTS)


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    Micayela is a 7th grader at Indian Valley Middle School. She is entering her second season with the Lady Rebels. Micayela is becoming a very accomplished player and leader. We ask a lot of her, but she always seems to rise to the occasion. I don't expect that will change at all this season. Defensively, Micayela will be our field general once again at shortstop. Offensively, she leads our team in Batting Average, On-base Plus Slugging Percentage, Hits, Extra Base Hits and Runs Scored. Her team has earned two 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes in four of their last five tournaments.
    In addition to travel softball, Micayela is a straight-A student, a member of the middle school choir and a member of the middle school track & field team. She was also the point guard and leading scorer for Indian Valley's 7th grade girls basketball team who became the first ever girls middle school team at Indian Valley to win their conference championship tournament. Her team finished the season with a conference record of 12-0 and an overall record of 14-4.
    Last year as a 6th grader, Micayela became the first ever female football player to compete in the Indian Valley Youth Flag Football League. She played quarterback for her team and was selected to the Pro Bowl. She also earned first place in the Tomahawk Trot 1-mile Fun Run and third place in the Indian Valley school district Spelling Bee.
    Micayela also enjoys spending time with her family & friends, practicing sports with her younger siblings, reading, building with legos, writing and doing anything where she can be creative.


    #10 - MICAYELA PLANTS


    SCHOOL: Indian Valley

    GRADE: 7th

    POSITION(s): SS/UTIL

    THROWS: Right

    BATS: Right


    2019 Summer season stats: 12U

    Games - 54 games

    BA - .432 (48 for 111)

    OPS - 1.056

    Hits - 38 Singles, 8 Doubles, 2 Triples


    2019 Fall season stats: 14U

    Games - 11 games

    BA - .450 (9 for 20)

    OPS - 1.457

    Hits - 4 Singles, 2 Doubles, 3 Triples
     
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    2020 WK #13 Player of the Week (Chloee Steward)

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    Chloee is a ten-year-old fifth grader at Butler Elementary School within the Clearfork school district. Chloee has earned honors every quarter of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade while at Butler Elementary. When Chloee is not playing softball, she also enjoys hunting, riding quads, tubing and riding jet skis. Chloee also enjoys being a cheerleader for Clearfork football.

    Chloee is entering her third year as a member of Wicked 09’ and has proven to be an integral part of her team. Chloee received the game MVP award, voted on by the opposing team, during the All Sanctioned World Series at Berliner Park. While Chloee spends most of her time behind the plate for Wicked 09’, she has also proven to be a very reliable left fielder. Chloee also spends time at multiple infield positions for Wicked 09’. Her ability and willingness to play multiple positions has proven to be valuable to her team. During the 2019 season, Chloee decided that she wanted to do everything she could to get better, so she started taking private hitting and catching lessons. Due to this, Chloee has drastically improved her hitting and catching skills. So far this fall and winter, Chloee is in the top three on her team in batting average, slugging percentage, hits, runs batted in and runs scored. Chloee currently leads her team in triples. Chloee sets a good example for her teammates with her hustle and work ethic. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Chloee back for a third season.
     
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    2020 WK #14 Player of the Week (Madison Hill)

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    Madison Hill is a sixth grade student at Elgin middle school. Madison carries a 3.8 gpa. Madison's ultimate goal is to attend the university of Florida to play softball.

    Madison Hill is a member of the JABC Riot 07 in the 12u division. As a pitcher on the Riot, Madison has started of the new year hot. Madison has an era of .571, and a batting average of .625, leading her team in both categories. Last weekend Madison went 2-0 against tough competition. Madison gave up only two hits to a very good Ohio Storm 08, with the Riot coming out on top in a international tie breaker 3-1. Madison struck out five and no walks in the game! Keep up the great work Madison.
     
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    Week #15 Player of the Week - Haley McLaughlin

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    Haley is a fourth grader at Northwestern Elementary School within the Northwestern School District. When Haley is not playing softball, Haley has been a competitive dancer for the past seven years. She has won multiple solo and team awards during her time in dance. In 2019, Haley won the SCAU National Primary Classic solo dance championship. Haley is a 4H member in Wayne County and enjoys showing pigs and cows at the county fair.

    This is Haley’s second year of travel softball and her first year with Wicked 09’. During her short time with Wicked 09’, she has shown that she is eager to become a better player, teammate and person. Haley is so determined to become better that she attends private hitting and pitching lessons. She also attends every extra practice, clinic or camp that she can. Haley voluntarily participated in an indoor hitting league this winter with some of her teammates. Haley improved her hitting throughout the winter and played an integral part of her team winning the hitting league championship. So far this fall and winter, Haley has shown that she can be a threat on the base paths and has not been caught stealing. Haley’s hard-work, eagerness to improve and speed make her a vital part of Wicked 09’. Haley is one of the younger girls on Wicked 09’ but she sets a good example for her teammates with her hustle and willingness to learn. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Haley and to watch how much she improves throughout the season.
     
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    Week #15 Player of the Week - Tori Zerby

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    Tori is nine years old and in the 4th grade. Tori is an honor roll student at Mansfield Christian School within the Lexington School District. When Tori is not playing softball she also enjoys drawing, doing puzzles, and playing soccer and basketball. Tori is also a lover of fashion and takes pride in being kind and sensitive to the feelings of others.

    This is Tori’s second season with the Wicked Organization and first season with Wicked 09’. Last season, Tori was an integral part of the Wicked 8U team, helping them win a championship at Dog Days in Fredericktown, OH and a runner up finish at the Black Widows tournament in Ashland, OH. Tori missed most of the fall and winter this season due to an injury. Despite the injury, Tori battled back and returned ready to become a better player, teammate and person. Tori sets a good example for her teammates with her kindness and always being eager to learn and improve. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Tori and watch her improve throughout the season
     
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    Week #15 Player of the Week - Christiana Covey

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    Christiana Covey is ten years old and in the fourth grade. She attends Walker Elementary school within the Canton Local School District where her favorite subject is math. When Christiana is not playing softball, she also enjoys making slime, painting, singing and dancing. Christiana has a passion for animals and loves spending time with her two dogs and three cats. Christiana also enjoys participating in school plays.

    This is Christiana’s first year of travel softball and first year with Wicked 09’. Christiana is very coachable and is eager to become a better player, teammate and person. Christiana is so eager to get better that she attends private hitting and pitching lessons. Christiana is always willing to learn and takes in every bit of information she can. So far this season, Christiana has proven to be a great addition to the Wicked 09’ team. Not only did she help her team from the pitcher’s mound during the USSSA National Qualifier “Queens of the Turf”, she also came up with a clutch hit and RBI during the finals to help her team bring home the championship and qualify for post season play. Christiana sets a good example for her teammates with her positive attitude and desire to become a better player, teammate and person. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Christiana and to watch her improve throughout the season.
     
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    Week #16 Player of the Week - Alexis Lewis

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    Alexis is nine years old and in the 4th grade. She attends Madison South Elementary school within the Madison Local School District. Alexis is an honor roll student and has received awards for perfect attendance, homework club and Leader in Me. When Alexis is not playing softball she also enjoys being outdoors, fishing, swimming, painting and crafting.

    This is Alexis’ second year with the Wicked organization and first year with Wicked 09’. Last season Alexis was an integral part of Wicked 8U, helping them finish as champions at Dog Days in Fredericktown, OH and runners up at the Black Widows tournament in Ashland, OH. So far this season, Alexis is in the top three on her team in walks and the top five in stolen bases. Alexis voluntarily participated in an indoor hitting league with some of her teammates this winter. Alexis improved her hitting all winter and helped her team bring home the hitting league championship. Alexis sets a good example for her teammates with her desire and dedication in becoming a better player, teammate and person. Even though she is one of the younger players on the team, Alexis is always willing to learn and eager to improve. Her smile and sense of humor are contagious to those around her. Alexis spends a lot of her time for Wicked at second base but, she is willing to play any position in order to help her team be successful. Alexis’s athleticism helps her be effective anywhere on the field. Wicked 09’ is excited to have Alexis and to continue to watch her improve throughout the season.
     
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    Week #17 Player of the week - Eden (Edie) Howard

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    Eden(Edie)Howard is a 13 year Ontario middle schooler! Edie is a standout athlete within her school as well as an outstanding student! Edie is a straight A student with a 4.0 gpa. Edie is a member of the JABC Riot 07, where she is a pitcher and a shortstop. On the mound Edie has a ERA of just 1.36 in the last 12 games. Edie has faced 69 batters fanning 16 and only walking 2. Of Edie is not on the mound she is a sure handed as they come at shortstop. In 25 games Edie has only committed one error, not to mention she is the riots lead off batter with an obp of nearly .600. No matter what sport Edie is playing she leaves it all on the field. Look for Edie #17 on a field near you this summer. Keep up the great work Edie!
     
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    Week 18,19 and 20 no player of the week.
     

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