Player of the Week:  March 30, 2015

Each week during the indoor and sand seasons, one player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR Global is named Player of the Week for an exceptional performance.

2015 Sand Week #3:  Anete Brinke

Long Beach State University.
Reported to coaches in 2013 by AVSR Global.
Home:  Riga, Latvia.
6'2" Freshman.
Indoor Positions:  Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker.
See Anete Brinke’s bio at the Long Beach State website.

Last Week:

• Brinke beat Loyola Marymount and Saint Mary’s 2-0 each, partnering with Tyler Jackson.  The pair leads Long Beach in wins this year with a 6-1 record, playing as the No. 2 seed.
• Brinke, a freshman, is Long Beach's top attacker and point scorer.  She has 117 total kills, swinging at .478 efficiency.
• Long Beach is ranked fifth in the country.  The 49ers won the 2013 national championship.
• Brinke was a starting passer-hitter for Long Beach’s indoor team last fall.  The 49ers were perfect in the Big West Conference with a 16-0 record.

Excerpt from 2013 AVSR Global report:

“A swift, springy athlete and a perceptive, low-error player.  Comfortable and disciplined at an elite level of training and competition. … Blocking range is outstanding. … She’s among Europe’s top junior beach players.  As a collegiate sand player she can be one of the best.”