Chounta at Green Bay
The Greek outside hitter/opposite joins Green Bay’s roster for 2019
Green Bay announced the signing of Iro Chounta, who is the latest signing for the women’s volleyball roster for the upcoming season.
The 18-year-old international with the Greek Junior National Team had a successful career in junior clubs during her time with Herakles Kifissia (2013-2017), where she won the U17 national championship and the MVP in the 2017 Final Four, and A.O. Markopoulo (2017-2018) in the top women’s Volley League. She spent last year at Virginia Commonwealth University, coming back from an A-10 championship and Top-35 ranking.
VCU managed to reach the final of the Atlantic 10 Conference, while having a 19-9 record season and finishing in first place in the conference. This new season will find her as a "Phoenix" in the beautiful city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Once again, Iro is joining a conference champion and NCAA tournament team, with high expectations to repeat and grow.
Iro Chounta said this about her signing at VCU: "I could not be more excited about the choice of Green Bay to continue my academic and athletic career. I knew from the visits that this would be my home for the next few years because the university is beautiful and the people are so hospitable. I am happy to be part of this team and look forward to working with the coaches and girls of the team "
"Iro will make us better"
On the Green Bay side, Coach Abbey Sutherland spoke with great words about the 18-year-old OH: "Iro manages herself very well. She is independent, takes initiatives and that has impressed us immediately. We are very excited about the opportunity to train her and help her develop as a female student-athlete. She wants to improve, be a player and make a difference. It is a great addition for our team, she will make us better. "
Barton knocked out
An impressive season for Barton College was completed at the 2019 NCAA Division I-II Men's Volleyball Championship with an overall record of 25-5. Barton College was eliminated in the opening round losing by 3-1 sets (23-25, 21-25, 25-18, 20-25) to Princeton (18-12) and the game was held at Barton’s Wilson Gymnasium. The volleyball players from Greece made a lot of noise in the game where Angelos Mandilaris scored 20 points, Vassilis Mandilaris 17,5 and Dimitris Kyridis 7,5 points.