Player of the Week: April 22, 2019

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 #6: Erika Zembyla

Florida International University.

Coastal Collegiate Sports Association.

NCAA Division I.

Reported to coaches by AVSR Global in 2013.

6'0" Senior. Indoor and beach.

Home: Nicosia, Cyprus.

See Erika Zembyla’s bio at the FIU website.

Last Week:

• Zembyla led FIU at the CCSA beach championship. She swept four matches by 2-0 scores with partner Lina Bernier at the No. 4 flight.
• They won contests against Louisiana State, South Carolina, Florida Atlantic and Alabama-Birmingham.
• As a team FIU fell in a semifinal to LSU. Florida State placed first.
• Zembyla is 20-6 this year. FIU ranks ninth nationally and is on track to qualify for next month’s NCAA championship tournament.
• At home Zembyla leads Cyprus’s women’s indoor national team. She has competed for Cyprus on the beach at women’s and junior events.

Excerpts from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“Savvy indoor and beach player. … Powerful natural athlete. … Ready to play six rotations as a LH or RH in upper/mid-Division I. … Former middle blocker. … She plays a smart, tough game.”