Player of the Week: November 16, 2015

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

2015 Week #12: Andrea Tauai

New Mexico State University, Western Athletic Conference, NCAA-I.
Reported to subscribers in 2011 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Greerton, New Zealand.
Senior, 5'10" Outside Hitter.
See Andrea Tauai’s bio at the New Mexico State University website.

Last Week:

• Tauai powered New Mexico State to its 15th and 16th consecutive victories.
• She scored 27 kills at .426 efficiency in road wins at Seattle and Utah Valley. New Mexico State now is 14-0 in the Western Athletic Conference and 25-5 overall.
• Tauai is the Aggies’ top passer-hitter. New Mexico State is favored to win this week’s WAC championship playoffs and advance to the NCAA tournament.

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.”

Also Notable:

Ralitsa Hadzhistoyanova

Xavier University of Louisiana, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, NAIA.
Reported to subscribers in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Razlog, Bulgaria.
Junior, 5'9" Setter / Defense.
Last Week:  Xavier won its fifth consecutive Gulf Coast league crown as Hadzhistoyanova boosted the Gold Nuggets to three victories. Next for Xavier is the first round of the NAIA National Championship. This is Xavier’s fifth year in a row as a tourney qualifier.