Player of the Week: September 16, 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.

Fall 2019 Week #3: Natali Petrova

Tyler Junior College (Texas).

NJCAA Division I.

Sophomore. 6'2" Outside/Opposite.

Reported by AVSR Global to coaches in 2017.

Home: Sofia, Bulgaria.

See Natali Petrova’s bio at the Tyler website.

Latest Action:

• Petrova powered Tyler to quick, three-set sweeps of Hill College and Western Texas College. She scored 27 kills at .309 efficiency.
• Tyler is among the top contenders for this year’s junior college national championship. The Apaches placed sixth at last year’s NJCAA finals.
• Petrova is leading Tyler in kills and ace serves. She transferred to TJC this year from Missouri State University in NCAA Division I.
• In Bulgaria Petrova played for CSKA Sofia, a multi-sport club founded in 1948. She trained also with Bulgaria’s junior national team.
• Petrova’s mother was a setter for CSKA and Bulgaria’s national team.

Excerpt from 2017 AVSR Global report:

“A rangy athlete, a master of the game and a natural winner. … Speedy and spontaneous. … Best as a passer-hitter in a fast offense. … Plans to play professionally after graduating from an American college.”