Player of the Week: May 8, 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.

Spring Week #10: Paula Nikola Neciporuka

Class of 2017 recruit.
Reported to subscribers in 2015 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Kuldiga, Latvia.
5'9" Outside Hitter, Opposite, Beach.
See Paula Neciporuka’s profile at the European Confederation website.
See the gold medal match of the 2015 under-18 European beach finals.
See more videos of Paula Neciporuka.

Last Week:

• Neciporuka shifted to middle blocker and won Latvia's under-19 national championship. She led Kuldiga Sports over Daugavpils 3-1 in the final.
• Neciporuka is an outside hitter for Latvia’s junior national team. In the Baltic Women’s League she has played libero and outside hitter.
• As a beach player Neciporuka is among the world’s best at her age. She won the 2015 Under-18 European Championship.
• Neciporuka’s town of Kuldiga has a rich volleyball history. Janis Smedins, currently the world’s top-ranked men’s beach player, is from Kuldiga.

Excerpt from 2015 AVSR Global report:

“High-class indoor and beach player with elite experience in both sports. Her volleyball maturity is special. … She’s fast, light and agile. Skills are clean and fluid. … Aiming for a pro beach career after college.”