Player of the Week: August 27, 2012

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

Player of the Week:Kelsie Wills

Hofstra University
Sophomore, 6'1"Outside Hitter
Home:Walton, New Zealand
Reported by AVSR Global:October 2010
See Kelsie Wills's bio at the Hofstra University web site.

Last week’s action:
• MVP of the Hofstra Invitational. Led the Pride to a 4-0 mark against UC Riverside, Marist, Providence and Fairleigh Dickinson, dropping only one set.
• Scored 80 kills in 13 sets, averaging 6.2 kills per set at .320 efficiency.
• Added 34 digs, eight blocks and seven aces.
• Was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week. The award follows her selection to last year’s CAA All-Rookie team.

Excerpt from original AVSR report (2007):
“Exciting but unrefined player with a lively body and sharp instincts everywhere on the court. .... Has big moments as an athletic, aggressive swinger. Especially dangerous at terminating off-target sets. .... Can play six rotations in the top third of Division I as a LH or RH.”

Special Mention:Iva Partaleva

Binghamton University
Senior, 5'11"Outside Hitter
Home:Kyustendil, Bulgaria
Reported by AVSR Global:August 2008
See Iva Partaleva's bio at the Binghamton University web site.

Last week’s action:
• All-tournament star at the Boston College Invitational.
• Led Binghamton with 55 kills (3.93/set) in a sweep of Fordham and losses to Texas Tech, Siena and host BC.
• Paced the Bearcats in 2011 with 3.3 kills per set, sixth best in the America East Conference.

Excerpt from original AVSR report (2007):
"Powerful athlete, hard-charging competitor and all-purpose player without elite training. Her skills and game exceed those of her teammates in a one-club town, and she has a great range of physical, mental and emotional talents for higher-level development."