2010 Player of the Year

Each Monday during the fall, one collegiate player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR is named AVSR Player of the Week for her performance during the current season.

Svenja Engelhardt

University of the Pacific
Senior; 5'11"Outside Hitter
Home:Sinsheim, Germany
Reported by AVSR:November 2006

See Svenja Engelhardt's bio at the University of the Pacific web site.
See the University of the Pacific news release.
See the Big West Conference news release.

• Led the Big West Conference with 4.4 kills per set and 508 total kills, boosting Pacific to its highest national ranking since 2004. Added 2.6 digs per set and scored 14 double-doubles.
• Won All-Big West First Team status for the second consecutive year, her fourth season to be named an all-conference star.
• Earned all-tournament awards at all four of Pacific's early-season tourneys.
• Scored 1,386 career kills and set all-time Pacific records for aces in a career and single season, becoming one of the top players in the team's 36-year, two-time national championship history.

Excerpt from original AVSR report (November 2006):
"A complete, perceptive, efficient player and a fast, easy-moving athlete. Can be a freshman starter as a six-rotation LH for a Top 30 Division I team. Plays a comfortable, intelligent game with swift, clean movement, although she lacks the outward show of energy more common among American players. Placed third at the 2006 Under-19 Beach World Championships."

Plans for the future:A professional career in beach or indoor volleyball . . . or both.

Where is Svenja now?Playing professionally in Austria for SVS Post Schwechat.