Player of the Week:  December 2, 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 #15:  Aleksandra Petronijevic

University of Memphis
Junior, Libero.
Home:  Belgrade, Serbia.
Reported by AVSR Global in 2009.
See Aleksandra Petronijevic’s bio at the Memphis web site.

Last Week’s Action:

• In back-to-back matches Petronijevic broke the all-time Memphis records for digs in a match and season. She scored 38 digs for the single-match mark in a five-set loss to Central Florida. Two days later she reached 645 digs for the year in a win over South Florida.
• She’s on track to surpass the Memphis career digs record next season.
• Petronijevic leads the American Athletic Conference in digs this year, averaging 5.12 per set.
• Since 2011 Petronijevic has started every match for Memphis and played in every set.

Excerpt from 2009 AVSR Global report:

“Ready to 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.”

Other Notables Last Week:

Marie Reiterova

University of Central Florida, Junior, Setter.
Home:  Luxembourg.
Reported by AVSR Global in 2009.
Guided UCF to two wins and its best record since 2003, finishing at 21-10. She leads the American Athletic Conference this year with 11.4 assists per set.

Viktorija Teivane

University of Memphis, Senior, Outside Hitter.
Home:  Daugavpils, Latvia.
Reported by AVSR Global in 2010.
Teivane capped a career of versatility by scoring 26 kills and 44 digs in two matches. Her final swing was a fifth-set match point winner against South Florida.