Player of the Week:  March 23, 2015

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.

2015 Sand Week #2:  Kiriana Hirini

University of Alabama-Birmingham
Reported to subscribers in 2009 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Tauranga, New Zealand.
6'1" Senior.
Indoor Position:  Middle Blocker.
See Kiri Hirini’s bio at the UAB website.

Latest Action:

• Hirini continues to lead UAB’s sand team for the third consecutive year.  She’s bidding this spring for her third trip to the national championship pairs tournament.
• Last week Hirini defeated South Carolina and Carson-Newman and fell to Florida State and Tulane.  She’s partnering again this season with Bethanie Thomas.

Excerpt from 2009 AVSR Global report:

“A strong, fluid athlete and a clean, controlled player. … Solid foundation of advanced skills plus much talent for development. … Generates big power easily with a compact swing.”

Update:  Week #1 Player of the Week

Maryna Samoday

Florida International University, 6'1" Senior.
Reported to subscribers in 2009 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Sumy, Ukraine.
Latest Action:  Samoday led Florida International last week to four dominant victories and the top national ranking among teams in the East.  FIU now ranks fourth in the USA.