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Mandilaris’ Ball State ends 1st in MIVA! Mandilaris and Chakas break records again, having top standings nationally in NCAA VB!

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With a new record in aces, Mandilaris is now preparing for the championship! Along with the team’s ranking of 1st place in MIVA, Mandilaris has high personal rankings in his conference but also nationally. In his conference, he is 2nd for points and kills, 5th for hitting percentage, 9th for blocks and 10th for aces, while nationally he is 4th for kills/set and points. Along his side, the double-trouble from Hawaii have high standings too. In their conference, Mouchlias is 6th for points, 7th for hitting percentage and kills, 8th for aces and 11th for blocks. Chakas is 5th for aces, 7th for points, 8th for kills, 9th for hitting percentage, 18th for digs and 20th for blocks, while nationally he is 18th for aces/set!

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Not a week goes by that records are not broken! Award for Mouchlias and Chakas! Mandilaris top scorer and on auto-pilot!

Not a week goes by that records are not broken

The Greeks of America are setting the bar higher and higher, since they do not stop breaking records! Starting with Chakas, who with the new personal record of 24 kills, was named Player of the Match! But the next day he was followed by Mouchlias who with 70.6% hitting efficiency received the same award! Traveling a little further east, Kagialis and Kalagasidis had new personal records in kills with 13 and 5 respectively, with the 2nd scoring another double-double! Unstoppable Mandilaris being a top scorer in 3 of the 4 games, broke a record in blocks with 7!

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It’s pouring… season highs! National rankings for the great duo of Hawaii!

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Outstanding production came with new season highs for all Greeks in men’s volleyball in March! Starting with Mandilaris, who had 2 season highs in blocks and aces; he has significantly helped Ball State to earn an incredible 13-2. Then, in California's double-trouble, Kagialis had a season high in digs and Kalagasidis in kills and digs, with the 2nd one recording his first 2 double-doubles of the year! Finally, the unbeaten duo Chakas-Mouchlias, set new personal records in digs with 9 and 10 respectively, while they are in the top-15 in national rankings. Chakas is 13th for aces/set and Mouchlias is 15th for points/set.

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The Greek offensive of 2022 continues… Perfect 5 for 5! Mandilaris: The 1st double-double of ‘22 is a fact! New records: The sequel… Kalagasidis CalPac setter of the week!


The Greeks of America continue their championship quests, fully committed to hard work and in laser-focused mode, during an extremely successful week with 5 wins in 5 matches. Recording the first double-double of the year with 14 kills and 11 digs, Angelos Mandilaris has significantly helped Ball State to an incredible 11-2 record! Traveling further west, in beautiful Hawaii, the amazing duo Chakas-Mouchlias raised the Rainbows to number 3 in the national rankings, whilst breaking records again! Meanwhile, in volley-loving California, after his great performance last week, Kalagasidis was named setter of the week in the CalPac conference! He also had a new season high in kills and with the rest of his Red Hawks teammates they clinched the perfect 4-0!

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Beware of Greeks bearing… (volleyball) kills! Incredible offensive output by the Greek volleyball stars of America! Personal highs for Chakas, Mandilaris and Kagialis!

Beware of Greeks bearing

February is progressing with very good outings from the Greek volleyball youngsters, who raised the bar even higher. Starting with the incredible Hawaiian duo, Mouchlias was the 1st scorer in 3 matches and Hakas in 1, adding 5 more dubs! New personal records in total blocks for Kagialis with 7, Chakas with 5 and Mandilaris with 4! In fact, the outside Chakas recorded two more personal highs of 5 assists and 6 digs! More details below:

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Pomegranates break in January, records in February! Hawaii University- Ball State: The 1st Civil War of 2022!

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Another strong week for the boys with new personal records. Starting with the Greeks of Hawaii, where they had new season and personal highs with 21 kills and 10 digs for Mouchlias and 15 kills for Chakas. A few days later, Chakas set another new record for aces with 7! Season and personal high for Kalagasidis with 51 assists in the big victory against HIU! Gkitersos also made his first appearance with the new team!

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Great start for Hawaii University and Ball State!

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Dimitris Mouchlias & Spyros Chakas
2022 started off the right way for Mouchlias and Chakas’ Hawaii University! With 4 wins in 4 matches, the Rainbow Warriors are preparing for their regular season by playing with teams outside their conference. The Greeks of Hawaii started very dynamically, with incredible stats recording two wins against Loyola (3-0, 3-1). Overall in both matches, Mouchlias had  20 [9-11] kills, 1 assists, 1 ace, 7 [3-4]  blocks and 13 [7-6]  digs and Chakas had 11 [8-3] kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 4 [2-2] blocks and 4 digs. HU then welcomed Edward Waters at their home gym on January 14th and 16th. The Warriors were bad hosts, as they literally swept them in 3 sets in both matches, with all the players of the team getting playing time. Overall, Mouchlias had 7 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs and Chakas had 12 kills, 2 blocks and 4 digs. 

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New Year's (hoops) resolutions :)

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The first week of the year started well for international girls, especially for Elena Tsineke from the University of South Florida (11-4,1-0 AAC), who had an amazing performance against Cincinnati (7-6,0-1 AAC). The USF Bulls landed the win with a score of 61-46. She played a full 40 (!) minutes having 9-20 FGs, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 21 total points. In a way, Elena just picked up from where she left 2021; during her last game before the start of the American Conference, against Jacksonville, she scored another 22 points, shooting 8/14 FGs, 3/5 3s, 3/3 FTs, and adding 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals with no turnovers! 

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