Player of the Week: May 1, 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 #9: Maryna Samoday

Florida International University, Conference USA, NCAA-I.
Reported to coaches in 2009 by AVSR Global. Graduated in 2015.
6'1" Outside Hitter, Opposite, Beach.
Currently:  Professional beach player.
Home:  Sumy, Ukraine.
See Maryna Samoday’s bio at the Florida International website.

Latest Action:

• Samoday opened the pro beach season by placing first and third in consecutive weekend tournaments. Her partner is Kristin Heldt.
• Samoday placed third at last week’s EVP Pro Am in Bradenton, Florida.
• The previous week she won the Empowered Sports tourney in Indiana.
• Samoday is building on her breakout season as a beach pro in 2016.
• At Florida International she was the top beach player in FIU history. She reached the Final Four of the national championship pairs tourney.

Excerpt from 2009 AVSR Global report:

“Sleek athlete and veteran player from an elite volleyball family. Can play six rotations at LH or RH in upper-Division I. … Surgical shotmaking skills and a light jump. … Comfortable, adaptive ball control.”