Player of the Week: November 20, 2017

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.

Week #13: Erika Gelzinyte

North Dakota State University.

Summit League, NCAA Division I.

Reported to coaches in 2011 by AVSR Global.

Senior.  6'0" Outside Hitter

Home:  Siauliai, Lithuania.

Club:  TSK Siauliai.

See Erika Gelzinyte’s bio at the NDSU website.

Last Week:

• NDSU’s top hitter closed her career with 1,083 total kills. She finished in a Summit League semifinal loss to eventual champion Denver.
• In her last four matches Gelzinyte scored 43 kills at .213 efficiency.
• Gelzinyte transferred to North Dakota State after starring for two years at Division II Columbus State University in Georgia.
• In Lithuania she competed for the country’s junior national team.

Excerpts from 2011 AVSR Global report:

“A powerful athlete and a disciplined, six-rotation player. … Combines a terminator’s mentality with controlled, varied shotmaking. … She’s a slugger, but her vision and patience might be her best talents.”

Update: Last Week’s Player of the Week

Laura Parts

San Jose State University, Mountain West Conference, NCAA Division I.
Reported to coaches in 2015 by AVSR Global.
Rs. Freshman, 6'2" Middle Blocker/Opposite.
Home:  Viljandi, Estonia.
Last Week:  Parts hit .297 for 17 kills in two losses as San Jose State ended its best season since 2006. The Spartans fell to Boise State and Utah State. San Jose State finished at 17-12 and placed fifth in the Mountain West.