Grand Rapids’ Dimitrova Selected For Weekly Accolade

February 20, 2024.- A stellar effort in the only Grand Rapids match of the week has led to league honors for Emiliya Dimitrova, who has been chosen as the latest Pro Volleyball Federation Player of the Week.

The opposite hitter turned in an impressive performance as the Rise regained first place in the league with a 3-2 home victory over the Atlanta Vibe. She recorded a match-high 26 kills while having only three attack errors on 58 swings for a season-best .397 hitting percentage.

The native of Shuman, Bulgaria added two blocks and an ace for a total of 29 points – tied for the second-most individual points in a league match. She also had 22 digs versus Atlanta to notch her third double-double of the year.

For the season, Dimitrova has 66 kills – with at least 12 in every match. She also boasts 57 total digs, with at least eight in each outing. The Rise return to action on Friday, March 1 when they travel to face Orlando at Addition Financial Arena.

Pro Volleyball Federation action continues Wednesday when Columbus hosts Omaha in its first home match of the 2024 campaign.

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2024 Weekly Awards

Date                             Player                                     

February 20                Emiliya Dimitrova, Grand Rapids, OPP

February 13                Adora Anae, Orlando Valkyries, OH

February 6                  Leah Edmond, Atlanta Vibe, OH

January 30                  Alli Linnehan, Atlanta Vibe, OH