Player of the Week: March 21, 2016

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

Spring Week #3: Zoyia Konstantopoulou

Long Beach State University.
Reported to coaches in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Limassol, Cyprus.
6'0" Freshman.
Indoor Positions:  Opposite and Outside Hitter.
See Zoyia Konstantopoulou’s bio at the Long Beach State website.

Last Week:

• The freshman moved into the top spot of Long Beach State’s lineup and won immediately. She teamed with senior Jenelle Hudson to lead the 49ers over Cal State Northridge 5-0.
• The 49ers won the beach national championship in 2013 and placed second last year.
• As an indoor player, Konstantopoulou, a left-hander, played for the women’s and junior national teams of Cyprus. She was a basketball point guard at younger ages.
• Her home club, Apollon Limassol, is a perennial power in volleyball, soccer and basketball.

Excerpt from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“Long, swift left-hander with all-purpose skills and a fast-paced personality. … Can play six rotations as an opposite for a top-50 Division I team. … Her drive to achieve and her intensity on the court are special. She’s alive and intelligent, and she has a history of success. … She has been the top-ranked women’s beach player in Cyprus since 2012.”