Player of the Week: November 18, 2013

Each Monday during the indoor and beach seasons, one player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named Player of the Week for an exceptional performance.

Week #13:  Jelena Jovanovic

Florida Atlantic University
Sophomore, Setter.
Home: Belgrade, Serbia.
Reported by AVSR Global in 2011.
See Jelena Jovanovic’s bio at the FAU web site.

Last Week’s Action:

• Jovanovic has guided Florida Atlantic to its best season since 2006. The Owls knocked off North Texas and Florida International last week before falling to Southern Mississippi.
• FAU has jumped 104 places in the national RPI rankings since Jovanovic arrived last year and immediately became the Owls’ starting setter.

Excerpt from 2011 AVSR Global report:

“Longtime setter of elite teams and a light, swift athlete. … She’s ready to run an offense in upper/mid-Division I as a freshman. … A perceptive leader and a stable, low-risk recruit.”

Other Notables Last Week:

Vladislava Kopanarova

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Senior, Middle Blocker.
Home: Razlog, Bulgaria.
Reported by AVSR Global in 2010.
Led MNU, now 26-2, to the Heart of America league title and into the NAIA championship.

Martyna Gluchowicz

Florida International University, Junior, Opposite/Outside Hitter.
Home: Krzyzanowice, Poland.
Reported by AVSR Global in 2011.
The left-hander starred in all dimensions as FIU qualified for the Conference USA tourney.