Stanford captured its 9th national title, while Wisconsin earned the respect and admiration of the volleyball world with its remarkable run to the championship match after an inspiring volleyball season. The entire Nomos team serving volleyball over the years wants to congratulate student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and everyone involved in such a thrilling season to wrap-up a pivotal decade for collegiate volleyball.
Cincinnati women's volleyball recorded the biggest win in the program’s history.
Tziarli and Stamatiou threw Final Four favorites and hosts Pittsburgh Panthers out of the NCAA tournament.
Mission accomplished & Big East title returns to NYC after a dozen years
With 10/15 international student-athletes on its roster, and the mix of culture, talent, and feistiness for which NYC is world-renowned, St. John’s Volleyball completed what is currently the most stunning and remarkable upset of the 2019 college volleyball season, capturing the Big East tournament title.
The greatest upset of the 2019 college volleyball post-season took place in the second semi-final of the Big-East Conference Tournament. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s new hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, proved to be good luck for the Greek student-athletes of St. John’s, who went above and beyond and won in straight sets 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 26-24) against AVCA’s #10-ranked Creighton University. This win is underscored by the following points about Creighton’s value as a volleyball program:
In Ancient Greek Mythology Athina was the Goddess of Wisdom... and War. And in true Greek fashion, Athina Dimitriadis embodies the best of both intellect and athletic competition!
Athina Dimitriadis is a truly cosmopolitan girl, a citizen of the world, with a fascinating life story. Born to a German mom and Greek dad, she grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece, and attended the German School in the second largest city of Greece, broadly known as a melting pot of cultures and rich history.
Traveling around the world to play volleyball has become almost a family affair for Marija Tomasevic, a sophomore outside hitter on Towson University’s women’s volleyball team.
She was inspired to leave Serbia for the opportunity to play by her two older sisters, both of whom played at a professional level internationally.
Elena Baka talks about volleyball, but also about what universities in the US ask from their student-athletes.
At the age of only 17 she made the big decision to move to the US and pursue her academic and athletic career in a good university.
An unstoppable force, the Greek outside hitter led St. John’s in a historic win against #14 Oregon, with 28 kills in 50 total attacks and a .460 hitting percentage, 30.5 points, 7 digs, 3 blocks, 2 assists and a serve ace. That was a career-high for her in the US as a member of Saint John’s University volleyball team. St John’s won 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22).
Interview with Nafsika Papavassiliou, who is excelling at the NAIA collegiate level with Lindsey Wilson College
Leaving your home, your country, friends and family in order to try your luck in another country, thousands of miles away, is a very difficult decision.