Player of the Week: November 28, 2011

Each Monday in the fall, one collegiate player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named AVSR Player of the Week for her performance of the past week and current season.

Player of the Week:Aleksandra Petronijevic

University of Memphis
Freshman (redshirt); 5'4"Libero
Home:Novi Beograd, Serbia
Reported by AVSR Global:December 2009
See Aleksandra Petronijevic’s bio at the Memphis web site.

Last week’s action:
• Capped her stellar rookie season with 19 digs in an upset win at Alabama-Birmingham 3-1. She added four assists and served a pair of aces, including the match point winner.
• An instant starter last August, Petronijevic launched her collegiate career with 75 digs in four victories to open the season, averaging 5.0 digs per set.
• Played in all 121 sets this year. Led Memphis with 430 digs. Ranked second in assists.

Excerpt from original AVSR report (2009):
“Can be a starting libero immediately in the top quarter of Division I. .... A superior recruit in terms of skills, competitive experience, athleticism and off-court character.”

Special Mention:Ingrida Zauere

University of Houston
Senior; 6'3"Outside Hitter
Home:Kuldiga, Latvia
Reported by AVSR Global:October 2007
See Ingrida Zauere's bio at the University of Houston web site.

Last week’s action:
• A four-year, all-purpose force at Houston, Zauere closed her career with a flourish. She scored 21 digs, 10 kills and three blocks as the Cougars beat local rival Rice 3-2.
• Zauere’s 972 career digs rank 10th in Houston history, with records extending back to 1984. She collected 48 digs in the year’s final two matches, averaging 5.3 digs per set.

Excerpt from original AVSR report (2007):
"Powerful, big-shouldered terminator and an aware, creative, six-rotation veteran ready to play LH or RH in upper-Division I. .... Has played volleyball since age 8."