Player of the Week: September 11, 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.

Fall Week #3: Paula Neciporuka

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Atlantic 10 Conference, NCAA Division I.

Reported to coaches in 2015 by AVSR Global.

Freshman.  5'9" Outside Hitter.

Home:  Kuldiga, Latvia.

Beach:  Under-18 European champion in 2015.

See Paula Neciporuka’s bio at the VCU website.

Last Week’s Action:

• VCU won four road matches, and Neciporuka continued to be the team’s most productive freshman.
• The Rams, now 9-2, defeated Virginia, Ohio, Howard and High Point.
• Neciporuka has succeeded at six rotations for VCU, which returned its entire starting lineup this season from last year’s team.
• As a beach player Neciporuka was one of the world’s top juniors. She won the Under-18 European Championship in 2015.
• Indoors she competed for Latvia’s women’s and junior national teams.

Excerpt from 2015 AVSR Global report:

“High-class indoor and beach player with elite experience in both sports. … Fast and springy. … Skills are clean and fluid. … Among the world’s top junior beach players. She’s aiming for a pro beach career.”

Update: Last Week’s Player of the Week

Liisel Nelis

Sacred Heart University, Northeast Conference, NCAA Division I.
Reported to coaches in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Saaremaa, Estonia.
Sophomore, 5'10" Outside Hitter.
Latest Action:  Nelis again led Sacred Heart. She scored 58 kills and 42 digs as the Pioneers split four matches. SHU defeated Fairfield and Iona, then lost five-setters to Syracuse and Dartmouth.