Ariadni Kathariou - Third and a charm overall in total blocks in NCAA D1. Excellent hitting efficiency from the middles Kathariou, Mpampiri and Tontai! More double-doubles for Faki and Hounta!
The Greek middles are having a blast in the States! Kathariou is further establishing herself as one of the premier blockers nationally this season, sitting at #3 nationally in total blocks, only one block behind second place… In the match against Marquette University, had 15 kills with 0 hitting errors, a performance that put her on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll! Along her side, Mpampiri and Tontai with 55% and 66.7% hitting efficiently respectively, significantly continue to help their teams. More good performances, so more double-doubles! Last week, two Greek players recorded double doubles, enriching their bios even more. Strange is the fact that both of them had 10 kills and 12 digs, with Faki in the match against Fresno State and Hounta against Cleveland State.
Marialena Mpampiri ended the regular season of her senior year as a true leader in hitting efficiency. The senior middle blocker was the most productive player for her team in their last 2 matches for the end of their regular season. Lyon College (12-17,13-6) defeated Harris Stowe University 3-0, Mpampiri was 55% effective in the offense for the Lady Lyons and had 6 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, and 3 digs. In the final match of the season, against Missouri Baptist, the Greek player was 44% effective with 5 kills, 1 dig, and 1 block.
End of Regular Season
Tontai played a key role in the offense for Miami Canes in last week’s matches. The University of Miami (19-4,8-1) played against Georgia Tech, on November 5th. The Greek middle blocker was 66,7% productive in offense as she had 10 kills. In the second match of the week, Miami defeated Clemson University in a clear win 3-0. Tontai helped her team in blocks and offense had 7 kills, 5 block assists, and 1 solo block.
13/11 vs Clemson
19/11 vs FSU
Iro Hounta & Zoi Sheroli
The University of Wisconsin Green Bay (13-15, 8-8) had two impressive wins last week over Oakland University and Cleveland State. Iro Hounta played key roles in the front and back row for the Phoenix, while Zoi Sheroli helped significantly from the service line. In the first match of the week against Oakland (3-0), Iro Hounta had 8 kills, 3 aces, and 13 digs. In the match against Cleveland, State Hounta had an impressive performance as she made a double-double for the Phoenix with 10 kills, 1 ace, and 12 digs. Zoi Sheroli helped from the back row as she had 4 aces and 4 digs.
12/11 vs Youngstown State
14/11 vs RMU
Two important wins for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (16-14, 6-8) last week. Anagnostou’s Crimson Hawks defeated Salem University (3-0) and Slippery Rock University (3-0). In the match against Slippery Rock Stefania Anagnostou, had 7 kills, 2 aces, and 3 digs. In the third match of the week, against the California University of Pennsylvania, the Greek player helped her team in defense and offense had 8 kills, 11 digs, and 1 assist. However, IUP got defeated by Cal U in 3-1.
9/11 vs Pitt- Johnstown
12/11 vs Clarion
One win and one loss were recorded by Syracuse University (15-10, 4-9) last week. The Cuse Orange played against Pitt (#3 in the nation). Elena Karakasi performed well with 22 assists and 5 digs. On November 7th Karakasi’s Syracuse defeated University of Virginia in a 3-0 clear win. The Greek setter helped her team to obtain an important win for the ACC conference. Specifically, Karakasi had 24 assists and 8 digs.
12/11 vs Pitt
14/11 vs FSU
Katerina Papazoglou had a great impact on the defense of Temple University (5-19, 1-12) in last week’s matches. The first match of the week against Memphis University ended in favor of the Memphis Tigers (2-3). The Greek outside hitter had 11 digs, 3 kills, and 1 ace. On November 7th the Temple Owls got defeated by SMU (3-1). Papazoglou had a great impact in the back row for the owls as she recorded 12 digs and 3 kills.
12/11 vs Wichita State
14/11 vs Tulsa
Kumanova helped the Pacific Tigers (11-14,8-6) record a win against LMU (3-1). On November 4th Darina had a great performance 12 kills, 2 aces, and 8 digs. Last Saturday the University of the Pacific was defeated by Pepperdine university (3-0). In that match, the Bulgarian outside had 6 kills and 5 digs.
12/11 vs Saint Mary’s