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.
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!
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:
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!
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.