Player of the Week: November 26, 2012

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

Player of the Week:Viktorija Jablonska

Texas Woman’s University (NCAA Division II)
Senior, 5'11"Right-Side Hitter / Setter
Home:Daugavpils, Latvia
Reported by AVSR Global:January 2009
See Viktorija Jablonska’s bio at the Texas Woman’s University web site.

Last week’s action:

• Jablonska won her second consecutive All-South Central Region award. The hitter-setter guided TWU to its best season since 1997, finishing with a 23-8 record.
• She was seven-time Lone Star Conference Player of the Week in the past two seasons.
• Jablonska scored eight triple-doubles this year, averaging 3.7 kills per set at .312 efficiency.
• Before TWU, Jablonska was a junior college All-America star at Frank Phillips College.

Excerpt from original AVSR Global report (2009):

“A mature and unusually versatile player. .... Can set and/or play RH for a Top 40 Division I team. .... Routinely plays LH, MB and RH within the same match on her club team.”

Special Mention:Andrea Tauai

Hillsborough Community College (Florida, NJCAA Division I)
Freshman, 5'8½"Outside Hitter
Home:Tauranga, New Zealand
Reported by AVSR Global:August 2011
See Andrea Tauai’s bio at the Hillsborough Community College web site.

Last week’s action:

• Tauai finished her freshman season with a flurry. She led Hillsborough to seventh place at the NJCAA National Championship tourney and was named to the all-tournament team.
• It was Hillsborough’s best season since 2009 and first bid to the national finals since then.
• Tauai gained force as the season developed. She paced the Hawks with 3.1 kills per set, hitting at a .277 rate. Her 3.7 digs per set were second only to libero Yaidimar Santiago.

Excerpt from original AVSR Global report (2011):

“Bold, instinctive player and powerful, dynamic athlete. .... Physical attacker with a big jump, a fast arm, and great agility in the air. .... Can thrive as a six-rotation passer. .... Two-time MVP of New Zealand’s high school national championships.”