Player of the Week:  April 20, 2015

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.

2015 Sand Week #6:  Jekaterina “Kate” Stepanova

Florida State University / Quimper Volley 29 (France).
Reported to coaches in 2007 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Riga, Latvia.
6'2" Graduate.
Indoor Position:  Outside Hitter.
See Kate Stepanova’s collegiate bio at the Florida State website.
See her professional bio at the Quimper Volley 29 website.
See video clips of Stepanova in 2007 as an AVSR Global recruit.

Last Week’s Action:

• Stepanova led Quimper Volley 29 to a crucial playoff victory over Evreux in France’s elite women’s league.  She is Quimper’s top outside hitter in her first year with the team.
• As a collegiate player Stepanova was an All-America sand and indoor star at Florida State.
• She led Florida State to the nation’s Final Four in both sports as a senior, then transferred to Florida International for her final beach season.
• As a junior college star, Stepanova powered Missouri State University-West Plains to a second-place finish at the 2009 national championship tournament.

Excerpt from 2007 AVSR Global report:

“Swift, light, dynamic athlete and an experienced, all-purpose player. … Recruitable as a LH or RH for a Top 20 Division I team. … Exceptional transition speed for a 6'2" athlete. … As a beach player she placed 9th at the 2007 Under-21 World Championships.