Player of the Week: March 6, 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.

Spring Week #1: Zoyia Konstantopoulou

Long Beach State University, Big West Conference, NCAA-I.
Reported to coaches in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Limassol, Cyprus.
Beach player.  6'0" Sophomore.
See Zoyia Konstantopoulou’s bio at the Long Beach State website.

Last Week:

• Konstantopoulou swept two beach matches with two different partners.
• She teamed with Anete Brinke to beat Cal State Bakersfield 21-10, 21-7. She paired with Hannah Matt to defeat Irvine Valley 21-13, 21-10.
• As a team Long Beach beat CSUB and Irvine Valley 5-0 in straight sets.
• Konstantopoulou played both matches at the No. 4 flight. Last year as a freshman she competed at the No. 1 and No. 2 flights.
• Long Beach is aiming to return to the national championship tourney for the fourth time in six years. The 49ers won the national title in 2013.

Excerpt from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“Long, swift left-hander with versatile skills and a fast-paced personality. … Can play six rotations at RH for a top-50 team. … She’s been the top-rated women’s beach player in Cyprus since 2012. … Her drive and intensity are special. She’s alive and intelligent, and she has a history of success.”