Player of the Week: October 22, 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:Dagnija Medina

University of North Florida
Senior, 6'0"Middle Blocker
Home:Riga, Latvia
Reported by AVSR Global:December 2008
See Dagnija Medina’s bio at the UNF web site and a news story at the Atlantic Sun web site.

Last week’s action:

• A sand and indoor star, Medina paced North Florida over Lipscomb, Northern Kentucky and Bethune-Cookman. She was named Atlantic Sun league Player of the Week.
• The four-year starter nailed 33 kills at .424 efficiency. She posted 10 blocks.
• Medina leads the Atlantic Sun in ace serves this year with 36 winners and only 29 errors.
• On the beach last spring Medina was 2012 Atlantic Sun sand champion. She partnered with Anna Budinska, an AVSR Global recruit from the Czech Republic.
• A top student, Medina has won Atlantic Sun academic honors every year since arriving as a freshman. She’s majoring in International Business.

Excerpt from original AVSR Global report (2008):

“Can be an immediate, six-rotation starter in upper/mid-Division I. .... Plays an observant, efficient, spontaneous game, excelling in out-of system reactions and decisions.”

Update:Martyna Gluchowicz, last week’s Player of the Week

Cowley County Community College (Kansas, NJCAA II)
Sophomore, 6'1"Opposite / Outside Hitter
Home:Krzyzanowice, Poland
Reported by AVSR Global:January 2011
See Martyna Gluchowicz’s bio at the Cowley College web site.

Last week’s action:

• Gluchowicz and the Tigers ran their winning streak to 53 matches, grabbing three more victories. It's the longest current undefeated mark among all collegiate divisions.
• Cowley won last year’s NJCAA Division II title. Its last loss was in September 2011.
• Gluchowicz, a left-hander, has been Cowley’s six-rotation leader since arriving as a freshman. She’s averaging 3.6 kills per set this year, swinging at .289 efficiency.

Excerpt from original AVSR Global report (2011):

“Ready to be an immediate starter in upper/mid-Division I. Recruitable as a primary passer, but she’s best at the net. .... Excellent English skills for a non-native speaker, despite mediocre academics in other areas.”