Player of the Week: September 17, 2012

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

Player of the Week:Eseta Maka

College of Southern Idaho
Sophomore, 6'1"Middle Blocker
Home:Mount Wellington, New Zealand
Reported by AVSR Global:October 2009
See Eseta Maka’s bio and statistics at the College of Southern Idaho web site.

Last week’s action:
• Ended the undefeated run of Iowa Western, the USA's top-ranked junior college team. Maka posted seven blocks, a .500 hitting rate and three aces in CSI’s 3-1 victory.
• Scored 2.3 blocks per set in four weekend wins as CSI extended its record to 15-1.
• For the season Maka is averaging 1.4 blocks per set while swinging at .400 efficiency.

Excerpt from original AVSR Global report (2009):
“Has a rare combination of fast-twitch muscle, massive power, and sharp instincts at the net. .... Her backwards approach violates normal recruiting standards, but she's a special athlete and relatively new player with big potential to be a collegiate force.”

Update:Anna Budinska, last week’s Player of the Week

University of North Florida
Junior, 5'9"Outside Hitter
Home:Prague, Czech Republic
Reported by AVSR Global:September 2009
See Anna Budinska’s bio at the University of North Florida web site.

Last week’s action:
• Powered North Florida with 3.6 kills and 6.1 digs per set as the Ospreys dominated the Winthrop Classic. UNF is riding a seven match winning streak.

Excerpt from original AVSR Global report (2009):
“Above all else, Anna is a player. .... What separates her are her knack for making good choices and her balanced, adaptive skills as a six-rotation, old-school gamer. She’s a sound recruit for L1, L2 or RH in mid-Division I and a good bet to keep improving.”