Player of the Week: August 29, 2016

Each week of the spring and fall seasons, one player who was originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named Player of the Week for an exceptional performance.

Fall Week #1: Erika Zembyla

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Conference USA.
Reported to coaches in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Nicosia, Cyprus.
Junior, 5'11" Outside Hitter.
See Erika Zembyla’s bio at the UAB website.

Latest Action:

• Zembyla scored 51 kills in three matches as UAB’s top passer-hitter.
• The Blazers defeated Charleston Southern 3-1 after falling in five sets to Tennessee Tech and tourney host Western Carolina.
• It was Zembyla’s first week of NCAA Division I action.  As a junior college star she led Hillsborough Community College to third place at last year’s NJCAA Division I National Championship.
• Zembyla will lead UAB’s beach team next spring.  She competed for the national team of Cyprus indoors and on the beach.

Excerpt from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“Perceptive and versatile indoor and beach player. … Ready to play six rotations as a LH or RH in upper/mid-Division I. … Strong and naturally athletic. … She plays a calm, smart, tough game.”

Also Notable:

Gala Galabova

Central Connecticut State University, Northeast Conference.
Reported to subscribers in 2016 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.
Freshman, 6'3" Opposite/Outside Hitter.
Last Week:  Galabova was an instant force in her freshman debut.  CCSU defeated Iona, Lehigh and Fordham as Galabova scored 22 kills.  She posted five blocks in the 3-1 win over Fordham.