Player of the Week - November 22, 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 13:Izabela Kozon

Middle Tennessee State University
Senior; 6'0"Outside Hitter
Home:Warsaw, Poland
Reported by AVSR:December 2006

Last week:
• Was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday, then earned the Most Outstanding Player award at the SBC Championship tourney (see video). Led MTSU in the title match over Western Kentucky 3-1 with 18 kills, a .350 attack rate, 12 digs and three blocks.
• Won SBC Player of the Week honors five times this year despite missing two weeks with an ankle injury. Led the league with 4.13 kills per set, hitting at a .303 rate. Also collected 2.16 digs per set and anchored MTSU's serve reception. In SBC play she hit .352 with 4.32 kills per set.

Excerpt from original AVSR report:"Speedy, dynamic, fast-twitch athlete and a versatile, high-class player. Can be a six-rotation freshman starter at L1, L2, or RH for a Top 30 team or libero for a Top 10 team. .... Agile attacker with a driving approach, quick jump, outstanding arm speed and a compact, whipping swing. .... Rangy and aggressive in the back court with disciplined, comfortable passing and digging skills." [December 2006]

See Izabela Kozon's bio at the MTSU web site.
See the Sun Belt Conference news release and the MTSU news release.

Special Mention:Viktorija Teivane

Western Wyoming Community College (NJCAA)
Freshman; 5'10"Right-Side Hitter
Home:Daugavpils, Latvia
Reported by AVSR:February 2010

Last week:
• Was named to the NJCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team, boosting WWCC to a third-place finish as the Mustangs capped the best season in the program's history.
• Filling an array of roles, Teivane led WWCC this year in hitting efficiency (.348) and aces (.47/set) while ranking third in digs (2.91/set), kills (2.65/set) and assists.

See Viktorija Teivane's bio at the Western Wyoming web site.