Player of the Week: March 24, 2020

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 #3: Yael Benjamin

Southern Illinois University.

NCAA Division I. Graduated in 2017.

Current Team: Maccabi Ra’anana (Israel).

Reported by AVSR Global to coaches in 2013.

5'11" Opposite/Outside Hitter.

Home: Hadera, Israel.

See Benjamin’s bio with Maccabi Ra’anana.

Latest Action:

• Benjamin was Ra’anana’s top attacker through a three-match stretch before COVID-19 stopped Israel’s Premier League in mid-March.
• This is Benjamin’s third year with Maccabi Ra’anana since graduating from Southern Illinois. She competes also for Israel’s national team.
• Before her American collegiate career, Benjamin served for two years in the Israel Defense Forces, fulfilling her duty as an Israeli citizen.
• Benjamin first trained with Israel’s junior national team at age 14. She started competing on women’s club teams at age 15.
• Before taking up volleyball, Benjamin trained in ballet and basketball.

Excerpt from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“Yael plays a lively, complete game with sharp instincts and great passion as a competitor. … Creative attacker as both a RH and LH. … Ready to be an immediate, six-rotation starter in either role.”