Ekaterina Prokofyeva is one of the best players in the world, and winner of the Total Player Award 2018. Fearless, strong, smart and technically outstanding, Prokofyeva is prolific in front of goal at one end of the pool, and a relentless defender at the other. There is little debate that Prokofyeva is one of the best players of her generation.
The 30-year-old is also a serial winner for club and country. She has played the majority of her career for the Russian powerhouse, KINEF Kirishi, and she has played a significant role in helping her club win 12 Russian Championships, and back to back Euro League victories in 2017 and 2018. For Russia, she has won two European Championships (2008 & 2010), a World League title (2008) and an Olympic Bronze medal in Rio (2016).
Not only is Ekaterina a leader for her club and country during competitions, she is also a fantastic ambassador for the sport and its development. She has a free-to-view Youtube channel that provides viewers with videos of drills she performs perfectly, as a resource to younger players looking to improve their technical skills.
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