Player of the Week - October 11, 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 #7:Viktorija Teivane

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

Last week:
• Hit at .591 efficiency in 3-0 sweeps of Casper, Sheridan and Colorado Northwestern. Leads the Mustangs with a .356 attack rate for the year (166 kills, 38 errors, 360 swings).
• Continued to be an all-purpose force for WWCC, ranked #2 in the nation and on track to post its best season in the program's history.
• Ranks second on the team in aces, third in kills and assists, and fourth in blocks and digs.

Excerpt from original AVSR report:"Savvy, complete, long-time player. .... Has played MB more than other positions, but her greatest potential is at LH and RH. .... Powerful slugger and crafty shotmaker everywhere on the court. .... Great ease and efficiency as a competitor. Lacks an American-style show of intensity but plays a poised, multi-layered game rarely seen at the junior level." [February 2010]

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

Special Mention:Aleksandra Nowak

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

Last week:
• Propelled Kent State's offense to a .345 hitting rate in road wins over Bowling Green 3-0 and Miami (Ohio) 3-1. Delivered 77 assists at a rate of 11.0 per set.
• Posted 9 blocks (1.3/set) and attacked at .444 efficiency (9 kills, 1 error, 18 attempts).
• Has ignited the Golden Flashes since becoming their starting setter in late September. Kent has won three of its last four matches after opening the season with a 7-10 mark.

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