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Chism named National Player of the Week

By Greg Evans

Lady Wildcat third baseman Jordan Chism was in a bit of shock when she got a piece of exciting news Monday morning.

“Coach (Rick) Scott pulled me out of class and showed me the email (announcing that I got it),” Chism said. “I was like; woah, that’s pretty cool.”

The email was from the website MaxPreps.com, a high school stat website. The email said Chism had been named the MaxPreps/NFCA National Player of the Week for Sept. 24. Scott said Chism couldn’t quite believe it was her name in the email.

“She was like ‘huh? what? me?,” Scott said. “This is the first time ever for a Piedmont athlete to receive this honor. It is quite the reflection on Jordan, her family and her team.”

Chism received the honor because her impressive stat line over the past week; a .778 batting average (14-for-18), seven runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI.

“It’s really cool; a great honor,” Chism said. “However, I would really like to have a state and regional championship to go along with it.”

Chism made the switch to third base this season after, primarily, being a pitcher for her first three years at Piedmont.
She has flourished in the role.

Earlier this year, Scott said Chism is that special type of player for someone to coach and this accolade is just one way of showing that to people outside the Lady Wildcat program.

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