Player of the Week:  May 4, 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 #8:  Anete Brinke

Long Beach State University
Reported to subscribers in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Riga, Latvia.
6'2" Freshman.
Indoor Positions:  Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker.
See Anete Brinke’s bio at the Long Beach State website.

Last Week:

• Brinke completed her sparkling year as the country’s most successful sand-and-indoor freshman.  She lifted Long Beach to a second-place finish at the national championships.
• Brinke and Tyler Jackson won four playoff matches as Long Beach’s No. 2 pair.  They beat Hawaii, Pepperdine, Florida International, and eventual champion Southern California.
• Brinke ranked second on her team this season in blocks, kills, and hitting efficiency.
• As an indoor player, Brinke was a starting passer-hitter for Long Beach last fall.  The 49ers were perfect in the Big West Conference with a 16-0 record.

Excerpt from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“A swift, springy athlete and a perceptive, low-error player.  Comfortable and disciplined at an elite level of training and competition. … Blocking range is outstanding. … She’s among Europe’s top junior beach players.  As a collegiate sand player she can be one of the best.”