Player of the Week:  September 29, 2014

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

2014 Week #5:  Kelsie Wills

Hofstra University
Reported to coaches in 2010 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Walton, New Zealand.
Senior, 6'1" Outside Hitter.
See Kelsie Wills’s bio and a news story at the Hofstra website.

Last Week’s Action:

• Wills left no doubt in breaking Hofstra’s all-time career kills record.  She drilled 40 kills at .369 efficiency in road wins at UNCW and Elon.  Her four-year total stands at 1,674 kills.
• Wills is averaging 4.01 kills per set for her career, best in Hofstra’s 39-year team history.
• She leads the Colonial league this year in aces, kills, and kills per set.
• Hofstra is atop the Colonial with a 14-2 record.

Excerpt from 2010 AVSR Global report:

“Exciting but unrefined player with a lively body and sharp instincts. … Especially dangerous at terminating off-target sets. … Can play six rotations in the top third of Division I.”

Other Notables

Anne-Mari Kaur

Midland College (NJCAA), Freshman, 6'1" Middle Blocker.
Reported to coaches in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Tallinn, Estonia.
Last Week:  Kaur sizzled in the middle for Midland again.  She has hit at .513 efficiency as the Chaparrals have won three matches in a row.

Lauma Knupke

MidAmerica Nazarene University (NAIA), Junior, 6'0" Opposite.
Reported to coaches in 2011 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Kuldiga, Latvia.
Last Week:  Celebrating her birthday, Knupke continued to emerge as a terminator for league leader MNU.  She scored 33 kills as the Pioneers won three of four matches.