Player of the Week: September 4, 2017

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 #2: Liisel Nelis

Sacred Heart University

Northeast Conference, NCAA Division I.

Reported to AVSR Global subscribers in 2013.

Home:  Saaremaa, Estonia.

Sophomore.  5'10" Outside Hitter.

2016:  Three-time NEC Rookie of the Week.

See Liisel Nelis’s bio at the SHU website.

Last Week’s Action:

• Nelis earned a spot on the Harvard Invitational all-tournament team.
• She led Sacred Heart in three matches, scoring 46 kills and 27 digs, as SHU defeated Harvard and fell to Stony Brook and American.
• Nelis is SHU’s kills leader this year. Last fall she played in all 101 sets, and the Pioneers won the NEC regular-season championship.
• Nelis competed for Estonia’s junior national beach and indoor teams.

Excerpt from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“Liisel is easy to like as a lively, instinctive athlete and versatile recruit. She does everything well but hasn’t specialized at any position. … Can play LH or RH in mid-Division I or libero for a top-60 team.”

Update: Last Week’s Player of the Week

Erika Gelzinyte

North Dakota State University, Summit League, NCAA-I.
Reported to subscribers in 2011 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Siauliai, Lithuania.
Senior, 6'0" Outside Hitter.
Latest Action:  Gelzinyte powered the Bison to three wins and was named to the NDSU Classic all-tournament team. She scored 35 kills and 31 digs in routs of Northern Colorado, San Francisco and Florida A&M.