Player of the Week: October 24, 2011

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

Player of the Week:Paulina Piegza

St. John’s University
Senior; 6'1"Right-Side Hitter / Middle Blocker
Home:Krzeszowice, Poland
Reported by AVSR:April 2007
See Paulina Piegza’s bio at the St. John’s web site.

Last week’s action:
• In another sparkling weekend, Piegza rose to #3 in the Big East Conference in hitting efficiency with a .368 season average.
• Scored 19 kills and five blocks as St. John’s beat Villanova 3-0 and lost at Georgetown 3-1.

Excerpt from original AVSR report (2007):
“Knows the game well and plays it confidently and intelligently. .... Dangerous attacker with a short swing and consistent power. Chooses shots wisely and commits few errors.”

Special Mention:Anna Budinska

University of North Florida
Sophomore; 5' 9"Outside Hitter
Home:Prague, Czech Republic
Reported by AVSR:September 2009
See Anna Budinska's bio at the UNF web site.

Last week’s action:
• Scored 39 kills and 53 digs as UNF beat Jacksonville, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman.
• Averaged 3.3 kills and 4.4 digs per set in the three victories.
• A long-time beach player, Budinska will compete for UNF’s new sand team next spring.

Excerpt from original AVSR report (2009):
"Above all else, Anna is a player. .... A six-rotation, old-school gamer. .... A solid recruit for L1, L2 or RH in mid-Division I and a good bet to keep improving with collegiate training."