Player of the Week: November 4, 2013

Each Monday during the indoor and sand seasons, one player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named Player of the Week for an exceptional performance.

Week #11:  Anna Budinska

University of North Florida
Senior, Outside Hitter
Home: Prague, Czech Republic.
Reported by AVSR Global in 2009.
See Anna Budinska’s bio at the North Florida web site.

Last Week’s Action:

• Budinska added extra punch to her usual role as North Florida’s go-to leader. She scored 35 kills at .313 efficiency in a win over Florida Gulf Coast and a loss to Jacksonville.
• She ranks fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference this year with 3.8 kills per set.
• As a sand player, Budinska has been atop the Atlantic Sun for the past two years. Her partner is graduate student Dagnija Medina, also an AVSR Global recruit.
• Budinska has won A-Sun academic honors every year. She’s majoring in economics.

Excerpts from 2009 AVSR Global report:

“Above all else, Anna is a player. … What separates her are her knack for making good choices and her adaptive skills as a six-rotation, old-school gamer. … A sound recruit for LH or RH in mid-Division I and a good bet to keep improving. … Accomplished beach player.”

Other Notables Last Week:

Amy Hunter

University at Albany, Freshman, Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker.
Home: Matua, New Zealand.  Reported by AVSR Global in 2012.
Scored 29 kills against America East title contenders UMBC and Stony Brook.

Natalija Djordjevic

Odessa College (NJCAA), Sophomore, Outside Hitter.
Home: Belgrade, Serbia.  Reported by AVSR Global in 2013.
Boosted Odessa to the top of the Western Junior College league and into the regional final.