Player of the Week • April 15, 2014

Each week 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.

2014 Sand Week #6:  Andrea Tauai

Hillsborough Community College (Florida).
Home:  Greerton, New Zealand.
Reported to subscribers in 2011 by AVSR Global.
5'9" Sophomore.
Indoor Position:  Outside Hitter.
See Andrea Tauai’s bio at the Hillsborough Community College website.

Last Week’s Action:

• Tauai capped her remarkable two years as the best indoor-outdoor player among American junior colleges.  She paired with Becca Conrad for three wins in four matches at the massive Fiesta on Siesta Key tourney, which drew entries from 32 colleges and universities.
• Hillsborough, led by Tauai, was Florida’s dominant junior college beach squad this year.
• As an indoor star Tauai led Hillsborough to a 41-5 record last fall and third place at the junior college national championship tournament.
• Her next move will be to New Mexico State University, defending champion of the Western Athletic Conference.  She committed last month to join the Aggies.

Excerpt from 2011 AVSR Global report:

“Two-time MVP of New Zealand’s high school championships. … Bold, instinctive player and a powerful, dynamic athlete. … Natural, emotional competitor. … Can thrive at six rotations.”