Player of the Week: April 21, 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 #7: Liisel Nelis

Sacred Heart University.

NCAA Division I. Graduated in 2019.

2020 Team: Degerfors Volley Orion (Sweden).

Reported to AVSR Global subscribers in 2013.

5'10" Outside Hitter.

Home: Saaremaa, Estonia.

See Liisel Nelis’s bio at the SHU website.

Latest Action:

• Nelis returned to Estonia’s national team this month after COVID-19 stopped play for Degerfors Volley Orion in Sweden’s Division 1.
• She had joined Degerfors in January after closing her American career last December in the NCAA Championship tournament.
• Nelis powered Sacred Heart last fall to the Northeast Conference title. She won first-team all-NEC honors for the second year in a row, ranking among the league leaders in kills, digs and aces.
• Nelis last appeared on Estonia’s national team in January 2019, during the European Championship qualification round.
• Before her career in Connecticut at Sacred Heart, Nelis competed for Estonia’s national program as a beach and indoor player.

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 in the top 60.”