The Quinnipiac Bobcats will advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history with the recent victory over Fairfield in Orlando last Saturday, capturing their inaugural MAAC title. This victory also marked the 4th Quinnipiac fall sport to earn a MAAC title in 2022. The Gunes sisters have played an important part of Quinnipiac since the beginning of the year.
Happy November and happy start of men’s hoops! There’s a big season ahead for our guys and we are excited to follow their progress throughout. Once again, this year the basketball men of Nomos LLC will be competing and will be showcasing their talents in conferences all around the US.
Each year, the male athlete participation increases in many educational institutions across the US, and this year we have a group of some incredible and intellectual male student-athletes, to say the least. We are anticipating many accomplishments not only on, but also off the court.
Starting off with our Gulce Guctekin, who was recently announced as Big 10 Conference Freshman of the week (Sep.12th). So far, the Badgers have played six matches and Guctekin has played a crucial role in each one of them. She is currently leading her team in digs and is ranked 9th in the conference for digs per set with 3.71. Defensively, her career high thus far was against High Point University where she recorded 17 digs! We also can’t forget her amazing serving skills, as Gulce has picked up 12 aces so far. Even though being a freshman, Guctekin has been putting up some high-level numbers and is continuing to make us proud.In a recent match against the Florida Gators at home, the University of Wisconsin set a regular season crowd record with 16,833 people in attendance. This was also the first time in 25 years that these two teams went head-to-head. Let’s go Gulce!
After the successful completion of all requirements and obtaining the first FIVB license by a Greek law/representation firm, Nomos LLC continues its service with significant actions, which will be publicly disclosed over the next few weeks. The first summer motion for the current international transfers’ season was the agreement of the Greek national team middle blocker, Ariadni Kathariou, who just graduated from St. John’s University in New York, with the French league team based in Normandy, Évreux.
Ariadni reflected on her recent experiences in the following interview:
The commitment of Stavi Papadaki was announced by Stanford University last week. Stanford published Papadaki’s commitment through the women’s basketball team’s website. Within the article, Stanford’s legendary head coach, Tara VanDerveer (record holder and winningest coach in women’s collegiate basketball history), said about Papadaki: "We are very excited about Stavi choosing to attend Stanford."
The University of Hawaii of Chakas and Mouchlias wins it all for the 2nd consecutive year! After clinching the championship in their conference, the double-trouble swept through the brackets and came out 1st in all of America. And as if that wasn't enough, Chakas was named the MVP of the tournament, while they were both crowned All-Americans! Mandilaris won the Opposite of the Year award after a memorable last year in the States. Angelos managed to break a record in his last match! For more details read below:
MIVA and Big West Championships for Mandilaris's Ball State and Mouchlias-Chakas’ University of Hawaii! After an amazing season, the Greeks’ hard work paid off and was rewarded with the conquest of the championship and the ticket for the NCAA Championship! In addition to the trophy, Mandilaris and Chakas reserved their spot in the All-MIVA and All-Big West Tournament Team respectively, after their strong appearances in the tournament!
With a taste of Greece, the MIVA and Big West tournaments are being hosted by Mandilaris and Mouchlias-Chakas! After an amazing last season, Mandilaris received the All-MIVA First Team award! 4 months of competition were not enough for Mouchlias to break records, so he wanted to leave his mark in the last match of the regular season, and break 2 more with 31 kills and 5 blocks!