Player of the Week - November 1, 2010

Each Monday during the fall, one collegiate player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR is named AVSR Player of the Week for her cumulative performance during the current season.

Week #10:Maryna Samoday

Seminole State College (NJCAA)
Freshman; 5' 11½"Outside Hitter
Home:Sumy, Ukraine
Reported by AVSR:October 2009

Last week:
• An instant star as a freshman, Samoday is hitting .326 for the season and has led Seminole State (31-6) to its best record in the program's history.
• Paced the Trojans to six consecutive 3-0 victories in the past two weeks, blasting region rival Redlands Community College with 18 kills at .425 efficiency.
• Has scored 356 kills this year as Seminole State's go-to attacker while also leading the team in hitting percentage. Ranks second in digs and aces.

Excerpt from original AVSR report:"Sleek athlete and long-time, all-purpose player from an elite volleyball family. .... Creative, dynamic attacker with a fast, easy swing and sophisticated shotmaking skills. .... World-class beach player." [October 2009]

See Maryna Samoday's bio at the Seminole State College web site.

Special Mention:Ingrida Zauere

University of Houston
Junior;6' 2½"Outside Hitter
Home:Kuldiga, Latvia
Reported by AVSR:October 2007

Last week:
• Collected 30 digs (5.0 per set) while hitting at a .204 rate as Houston cruised to 3-0 road wins over Marshall and East Carolina.
• The Cougars' top passer-hitter this year, Zauere has keyed Houston's rise to third place in Conference USA after last year's eighth-place finish.

See Ingrida Zauere's bio at the University of Houston web site.