OCCAC Player of the Week Nomination Criteria
The 2017-18 athletics year is upon us, which means player of the week nominations will be due.
WHAT TO SEND AND WHERE
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, the OCCAC chooses and votes on player of the week selections as follows: the voting committee consisting of the OCCAC assistant commissioner, the sport chair for each respective sport and the OCCAC sports information director chooses and discusses the best candidate from each school. If a school would like a certain student-athlete considered, or not considered, contact the assistant commissioner and/or the sports information director no later than Monday morning of each week.
Once a winner is selected, the conference sports information director will contact the winning school to get a headshot for the winner. Should the school not have a headshot, or is unable to produce one in a timely fashion, the person next on the list will be considered the winner.
In terms of the types of player of the week recipients for each sport, the OCCAC adheres to the NJCAA's guidelines for that sport. For example, the NJCAA awards a national player of the week and a national pitcher of the week for each division. Thus, the OCCAC will select a Division II and Division III player and pitcher of the week for that sport and each of those winners move on to be eligible for NJCAA honors that week.
As stated in the previous paragraph, the winner of the OCCAC player of the week will be submitted to the NJCAA for national honors. Per NJCAA rules, the OCCAC sports information director (Nicholas Huenefeld) submits the "Player of the Week" winners each week and only nominations from that source will be considered by the NJCAA. With that said, a player must win OCCAC player of the week honors in order to be considered for national player of the week honors.
We will post the winners on the OCCAC website, along with our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OCCACofficial) and Twitter page (@OCCAC_official).
You can also find current and former POTW selections by clicking here.
If anyone has any questions regarding the player of the week process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.