Player of the Week: March 31, 2020

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 #4: Karolina Sawaniewicz

Midland College / Towson University.

NJCAA / NCAA. Graduated in 2013.

Current Team: Płomień Sosnowiec (Poland).

Reported to AVSR Global subscribers in 2008.

6'0" Outside Hitter / Middle Blocker.

Home: Jaworzno, Poland.

See Sawaniewicz’s bio at the Towson website.

Last Week:

• Sawaniewicz’s team was promoted to Poland's first league for next season after she captained Płomień Sosnowiec to a perfect year.
• Płomień swept the 2019-20 season with a 16-0 record.
• Sawaniewicz has played in Belgium and Poland since graduating from Towson University in Maryland with a degree in Sport Management.
• She started her American career as a junior college standout in Texas at Midland College. Midland had its best season ever in 2010, earning a 35-7 record and reaching the NJCAA national championship tourney.
• Sawaniewicz switched from middle blocker to outside hitter at Towson. The Tigers were 12-0 in the Colonial league during her senior season.

Excerpt from 2008 AVSR Global report:

“Natural athlete and explosive attacker with a superior combination of quickness and strength. … Outstanding acceleration and arm speed. Great agility for attacking off-target sets. … Former setter.”