Player of the Week: September 16, 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 #4: Viktorija Teivane

University of Memphis
Senior, Outside Hitter
Home: Daugavpils, Latvia
Reported by AVSR Global in 2010.
See Viktorija Teivane’s bio at the University of Memphis web site.

Last Week’s Action:

• Teivane is Memphis’ top passer-hitter, and she starred in road matches against Valparaiso, Evansville, and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
• Her three double-doubles added up to 57 kills, .301 hitting efficiency, and 36 digs.

Excerpt from 2010 AVSR Global report:

“Savvy, complete, longtime player. … Plays a poised, multi-layered game rarely seen at the junior level. … Powerful slugger and crafty shotmaker everywhere on the court. … Has played MB more than other positions, but her greatest potential is at LH and RH.”

Other Notables:

Laura Avena

Macalester College, Senior, Opposite/Outside Hitter.
Home: Cesis, Latvia.
Hit .429 last week and has 1,026 career kills. She double-majors in chemistry and physics.

Aleksandra Petronijevic

University of Memphis, Junior, Libero.
Home: Belgrade, Serbia.
Ranks fifth in the nation with 5.9 digs per set. Averaged 6.2 last week in three matches.

Vladislava Kopanarova

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Senior, Middle Blocker.
Home: Razlog, Bulgaria.
Scored 63 kills on .356 hitting for MNU, now 12-1 and ranked fifth in the NAIA.