Player of the Week - August 30, 2010

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

Week #1:Maija Strazdina

Sophomore;5' 10"Outside Hitter
University of South Florida

Home:Riga, Latvia
Reported by AVSR:December 2008

Last week:
• Named to the Florida State Invitational all-tournament team.
• Led USF with a .444 hitting rate (19 kills, 3 errors, 36 swings), 15 digs and 4 aces as the Bulls defeated Florida A&M 3-0 and fell to #13-ranked Florida State 3-0.
• Hit .529 (12 kills, 3 errors, 17 swings) against Florida A&M.
• Against Florida State scored 7 kills with no errors in 19 swings for a .368 rate.
• Ranks #1 on South Florida's roster in kills, hitting percentage, and aces.

Excerpt from original AVSR report:"Has a rare combination of dynamic athleticism, sharp technical discipline, and superior court instincts. .... A more complete, sophisticated player than others with her experience. .... Can improve swiftly in high-Division I at L1 or L2 and has vast potential to mature as a multi-dimensional terminator." [December 2008]

See Maija Strazdina's bio at the University of South Florida web site.
See the news release at the University of South Florida web site.