Player of the Week • May 5, 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 #9:  Zuzana Markova

University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Home:  Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.
Reported to subscribers in 2008 by AVSR Global.
6'0" Graduate Student.
Indoors:  Setter / Outside Hitter.
See Zuzana Markova’s bio at the ULM website.

Last Week’s Action:

• Markova won All-America honors at the national championships for the second consecutive year.  She reached the quarterfinals of the pairs tourney, teaming with Marcela Araya.
• Markova is the only ULM volleyball player ever to win two All-America awards.
• She transformed the Warhawks’ indoor team as a setter-hitter.  ULM had lost 40 consecutive matches in two years before Markova arrived, then posted a 10-16 mark in her first season.
• Markova’s next role will be as a graduate assistant coach at ULM.

Excerpt from 2008 AVSR Global report:

“A world-class beach player, Zuzana is less refined indoors but has vast talents, including a superior competitive mentality. … Ready for court time as a setter and/or hitter. … Dynamic attacker and crafty shotmaker at LH and RH. … Plays a smart, imaginative game.”