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Hande Yetis: "NOMOS EVE is one of the memories I would never forget"

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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.


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Greek Freshmen taking over USA College Basketball

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Ioanna Krimili was named as the Newcomer of the Year in the West Coast Conference, and in the All-Conference First Team, earlier in March while leading the WCC in points per game (18.7), 3-point field-goal percentage (46) and free-throw percentage (90.4). On March 8 in a conference tournament matchup vs #2 BYU, she scored 21 points while shooting 4/8 from the 3pt line and making 9/12 Free throws in a tough 55-85 loss which ended her season. She finished this season averaging 18.6 points per game going along with 3.3 rebounds while shooting 46.6% from the 3pt line. 

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Doga Topcicek: "It all happened in 24 hours, during Nomos EVE in Istanbul"

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1. What inspired you to come to America to play volleyball? Why in the US?
I played volleyball for almost 11 years. I knew that I wanted to play after highschool. I was trying to find a way to have a good education and play volleyball but it wasn't possible in Turkey. That's when I understood that I needed to come to the United States.

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Turkish sisters in college volleyball action

Some big outings and memorable moments for the Turkish sisterhood over the past few days. Many players had considerable contributions, helping their teams in collegiate volleyball action to wrap up February and welcome March and this spring season.

Lots of international talent taking over at the Hofstra - Seton Hall match with great freshmen outings by Damla Tokman and Tsveti Ilieva. UTRGV survives in the WAC and got their first win, primarily due to the heroics of Ada Bulgur, setting new best records!

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Thessaloniki hoops stars & Greek-Cypriot ballers

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Ioanna Krimili continued her great performances in the month of February, receiving her 11th Freshman of the Week award in 14 weeks, leaving no doubt on who will be the West Coast Conference selection for the annual award later this year!  Ioanna is a top scorer in the conference as well, where she has been helping the Dons win the last 3 games of the season. Ioanna contributed to her team’s important victory vs BYU on February 27th by having 27 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, shooting 6-12 from the field and making 3/5 3pt shots, while she did not miss a single free throw going a perfect 12/12 in 38 minutes of action. She is currently averaging 18.7 points per game going along with 3.3 rebounds while shooting 46% from the 3pt line. Ioanna still leads the nation in 3pt shots made, while having taken 41 fewer shots than the trailing senior from Virginia Tech, Aisha Sheppard, who is aiming to overtake her entering March games. Ioanna is also in the Top-10 for free-throw percentage, with over 90% efficiency.  


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Thessaloniki volleyball stars shine bright in NCAA volleyball

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Leontaridou is 3rd in the US for blocks per set - Baka; a leader indoors and outdoors - Back-to-back double-doubles for Alexakou - Kyridis with a new season high!


Astounding week for the Greek girls and boys in the United States, but what can we say about the ones from Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki’s little lion, Elena Leontaridou, collects blocks and breaks records in each set, holding the third place in the new season for blocks per set. Baka is a leader once again, not only indoors but also outdoors, with the young lady having 4 consecutive victories in the indoor and beach court, always with double-digits for points. Alexakou turned 21, and instead of asking for a birthday present, decided to give one to St.John's, a comeback win, scoring another double-double in her career. Kyridis broke his personal record with a new career high of 11 kills!

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