Freshman Cagla Bengi made her collegiate debut after her injury and she finished with 18 assists and 7 digs. She added 19 assists and 5 digs the following day, leading her Seton Hall Pirates to an important win against Villanova in Big East Conference action. Beste Ayhan recorded a career-high 10 kills on .667 hitting with no errors and seven blocks. Beste is helping her young UMBC Golden Retrievers to their best season in recent years. Cansu Gunaydin recorded a career-high 3 blocks against Purdue. UNI won against strong MVC rival Loyola on Saturday, and Yagmur Cinel recorded 3 kills and 2 blocks. Bradley has won three straight three-set matches in conference play for the first time since 2003. Doga Topcicek helped in Bradley's victory with 11 digs and 2 aces. UTEP swept Louisiana Tech with Hande’s assists. She had a total of 32 assists this weekend. Ada’s UTRGV Vaqueros dropped the regular season finale at Tarleton and they are starting to prepare for the WAC Conference tournament.
Kagialis & Kalagasidis - The Greek Californians triumph! Aris - Paok 2-0… in New York! Baka is undaunted with two more double-doubles in a row!
The Greeks of Simpson University contributed to two more wins for the SU Redhawks and their efforts did not go unnoticed. Kagialis was named player of the week and Kalagasidis was named setter of the week for the California Pacific Conference. The former player of PAOK, Leontaridou, visited the former players of Aris, Alexakou and Kathariou, in their new “home” in New York. Baka had her 16th and 17th double-double in her career in America last week, and now has double digits in kills and digs in 7 out of her 15 matches in ’21!
Yagmur Cinel keeps firing up her team and was the second scorer and player of the game with 16 points against Valpo. She also broke her career record with 14 kills and 4 blocks this past weekend. UMBC ended Sunday with one win and one loss in a day. Beste Ayhan finished the first game, against reigning (and perennial) America East champions UAlbany, with an amazing block performance. She had 8 blocks, 3 kills, and 1 dig. She broke her career record with her 8 blocks. Bradley Volleyball keeps sweeping and Doga Topcicek keeps helping with her digs and aces. She recorded a total 6 aces and 19 digs in two matches. Ada Bulgur helped her team with 3 blocks to record a season high 13 team blocks, as a team. She also added 11 kills and 5 digs.
Alexakou joins the 1,000-kill club
Incredible accomplishments for Leontaridou
Papazoglou’s and Stamatiou’s first double-double of the year
Greek civil war against Kiridis and Gitersos
1) What inspired you to come to America to play volleyball? Why the US?
The thing that inspired me the most was my friends who come to US before me and while I was talking with them, I realized that this was the best decision for me. Another reason was, US has the best resources compared to other countries. They provide every single detail for you. They also plan your classes and practice schedule so it is easier to make everything work together. Our sport equipments, food…everything that comes to your mind is provided by school. When I think about all of these stuff, US was the best option for me.