Yes, In construct the term is "picking" an object. It is a way of specifying which particular object or objects you want to apply an action to.
So in your case you would want to do
On start of layout ->
(sub event) System Pick by Evaluate -> Player.name = GlobalVariable -> apply actions
you can "pick" the player by its instance variable "name" or its UID, or a alot of other ways as well.