Player of the Week - November 15, 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 #12:Aleksandra Nowak

Kent State University
Freshman; 6'0"Setter
Home:Damnica, Poland
Reported by AVSR:April 2010

Last week:
• Scored 11.9 assists per set while guiding Kent State to a .339 team hitting rate in victories over Bowling Green 3-0 and Miami 3-1.
• Added nine kills herself on 15 tries, attacking at .533 efficiency. Also posted five blocks.
• Leads the Golden Flashes into the Mid-American Conference championship this week as the league's top freshman setter.

Excerpt from original AVSR report:"Mature, veteran setter ready to run a high-Division I team. She's a clean, low-drama playmaker, executing a poised, patient game in an easy, composed manner. .... Employs a sophisticated array of second-ball swings, tips and dumps." [May 2010]

See Aleksandra Nowak's bio at the Kent State web site.
See the news release at the Kent State web site.

Special Mention:Natasa Kolunija

Troy University
Junior; 6' 2½"Right-Side and Left-Side Hitter
Home:Novi Beograd, Serbia
Reported by AVSR:January 2008

Last week:

• Closed out the season with 33 kills (4.7/set) at a .333 rate in two road matches, leading Troy past Florida Atlantic 3-0 and in a loss to Florida International 3-1. Added 20 digs and four blocks.

• Led all Troy attackers this year in kills per set, total kills and hitting efficiency, swinging mainly from the right side. Placed second on the team in blocks.

See Natasa Kolunija's bio at the Troy University web site.