Player of the Week: September 23, 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 #5: Aleksandra Nowak

Kent State University
Senior, Setter
Home: Damnica, Poland
Reported by AVSR Global in 2010.
See Aleksandra Nowak’s bio at the Kent web site.

Last Week’s Action:

• Nowak led Kent to victories over Binghamton, Eastern Illinois, and Illinois-Chicago.
• As Kent’s starting setter since freshman year, Nowak now ranks fourth in the team’s 39-year history with 2,699 career assists.
• She posted 132 assists in last week’s three wins, averaging 12 per set.

Excerpt from 2010 AVSR Global report:

“Mature, veteran setter and natural leader. … Exceptionally steady, low-drama playmaker. … Executes a poised, sophisticated game in an easy, technically sharp manner.”

Other Notables Last Week:

Andrea Tauai

Hillsborough Community College (Florida), Sophomore, Outside Hitter.
Home: Greerton, New Zealand.
Led the nation’s fourth-ranked NJCAA team to four wins, scoring 51 kills at .402 efficiency.

Jelena Jovanovic

Florida Atlantic University, Sophomore, Setter.
Home: Belgrade, Serbia.
Lifted the Owls over Central Florida and boosted FAU’s record to its best since 2008.

Kelsie Wills

Hofstra University, Junior, Outside Hitter.
Home: Walton, New Zealand.
MVP of the Temple Invitational. Wills now ranks 11th in the nation with 4.6 kills per set.