Player of the Week: November 7, 2016

Each week of the spring and fall seasons, one player who was originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named Player of the Week for an exceptional performance.

Fall Week #11: Aleksandra Niemiec

Saint Louis University, Atlantic 10 Conference, NCAA-I.
Reported to subscribers in 2009. Graduated in 2013.
Home:  Chelm, Poland.
Current Team:  VfL Oythe (Germany).
5'10" Outside Hitter.
See Aleksandra Niemiec’s bio at the Bundesliga website.
See her collegiate bio at the Saint Louis University website.

Last Week:

• Niemiec and league-leading VfL Oythe cruised to another victory in Germany's Bundesliga North, defeating Köpenicker II of Berlin 3-0.
• This is Niemiec’s third year in VfL Oythe’s starting lineup. It's her fourth year as a professional player since graduating from Saint Louis.
• VfL Oythe is in northwest Germany. The team has won seven of eight matches this season to lead the 13-team Bundesliga North.

Excerpt from 2009 AVSR Global report:

“A high class, all-purpose player and a dynamic athlete ready to step in at LH or RH for a Top 60 team. … Big jump, great arm speed and an expert variety of shots from all zones.”

Also Notable:

Zoya Trendafilova

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
America East Conference, NCAA-I.
Reported to subscribers in 2012 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.
Senior, 5'11" Outside Hitter.
Last Week:  Trendafilova led UMBC to road victories at Albany 3-2 and Binghamton 3-1 in the America East. She scored 43 kills at .288 efficiency and collected 24 digs. She’s pacing UMBC this year with a .242 hitting rate.