Player of the Week - November 8, 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 #11:Monika Kasperek-Szulc

Dowling College (NCAA Division II)
Senior; 5'10"Middle Blocker
Home:Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Reported by AVSR:March 2007

Last week:
• Hit .610 and averaged 1.7 blocks per set in four 3-0 victories the past two weeks, continuing to dominate Division II opponents as Dowling ran its record to 24-1.
• Ranks #4 nationally with a hitting rate of .426 for the year (178 kills, 38 errors, 329 swings).
• Leads the East Coast Conference in blocking (1.16 blocks/set) and hitting efficiency.
• Crushed ECC rival Bridgeport last week with seven blocks and a .400 hitting rate in a 3-0 win.

Excerpt from original AVSR report:"Superior physical talents and seven years of experience make her an often dominant hitter and blocker, but she's technically unrefined, especially in the back-court. .... Exceptional blocking range for her height. .... Comfortable on the court, but she'll need to be more active and intense as an American collegiate player." [March 2007]

See Monika Kasperek-Szulc's bio at the Dowling College web site.

Special Mention:Izabela Kozon

Middle Tennessee State University
Senior;6'0"Outside Hitter
Home:Warsaw, Poland
Reported by AVSR:December 2006

Last week:
• Scored 31 kills (4.43 per set) at .441 efficiency to propel Sun Belt Conference leader MTSU past South Alabama 3-1 and Troy 3-0.
• Has been named Sun Belt Player of the Week five times this year, despite missing two weeks with an ankle injury. Leads the league by a commanding margin with 4.12 kills per set.

See Izabela Kozon's bio at the MTSU web site.
See the Sun Belt Conference news release.