Player of the Week: November 19, 2018

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.

Week #13: Natali Petrova

Missouri State University.

NCAA Division I.

Missouri Valley Conference.

Reported to AVSR Global subscribers in 2017.

Freshman. 6'2" Outside Hitter.

Home: Sofia, Bulgaria.

See Natali Petrova’s bio at the MSU website.

Last Week:

• Petrova was Missouri State’s top receiver and attacker in a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches.
• The Bears defeated Loyola 3-0 and fell to Valparaiso 3-2. Petrova hit at .406 efficiency and received 38 serves without an error.
• Before arriving this year in Missouri, Petrova played for CSKA Sofia, a multi-sport club founded in 1948 as a branch of the military.
• She trained with Bulgaria’s youth and junior national teams.
• Petrova’s mother was a setter for CSKA and Bulgaria’s national team.

Excerpt from 2017 AVSR Global report:

“A master of the game and a natural winner. … Speedy and agile. … Most valuable as a receiver and hitter in a fast-paced offense. … Plans to play professionally after graduating from an American college.”