Player of the Week: October 5, 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 #6: 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 website.

Last Week:

• Tauai returned from last month’s injury to her pinky finger, and New Mexico State jumped into first place in the Western Athletic Conference. Tauai is the team’s top passer-hitter.
• The Aggies defeated WAC opponents Missouri-Kansas City and Chicago State after beating in-state rival New Mexico.
• Tauai hit .308 against defending WAC champion Missouri-Kansas City in a four-set win.

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:

Sonja Vasovic

Siena College, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, NCAA-I.
Reported to subscribers in 2012 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Zemun, Serbia.
Junior, 6'2" Opposite.
Last Week:  The left-hander scored 21 kills and lifted Siena to wins at Niagara and Canisius.  Siena is 5-1 in the Metro Atlantic league and aiming to repeat as conference champion.

Gaby Nieto Gomez

Jacksonville University, Atlantic Sun Conference, NCAA-I.
Reported to subscribers in 2012 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Zapopan, Mexico.
Senior, 6'1" Middle Blocker.
Last Week:  Nieto Gomez led Jacksonville with a .409 attack rate and eight blocks as the Dolphins won on the road at Kennesaw State and South Carolina Upstate.