Efrosini Alexakou, 2018, OH, 5’11”
(Captain of Greek Junior National Team; Greek Women’s VolleyLeague-Starting OH for Aris Thessaloniki)
One of the best hitters in Europe, MVP in Greece’s national championships each of the past three years, and consistently gathering honors and awards nationally and internationally. Efrosini is looking to balance competitive, high-level D1, volleyball with strong academics.
Martha Anthouli, 2023, OH/OPP, 6’7” (6’9” wingspan)
CLASS OF 2023 (US)
DOB: 13 AUG 2004
Pre-Selected for U16 National Team of Greece
D1 coaches who have observed Martha during 2017 have been impressed by how coordinated she is.
Standing next to her in the introduction slide is the Soviet legend, Yuliya Saltsevich. Yuliya is 6’6” and much like everyone who has seen Martha, has been speaking highly about her potential and trajectory in this game. Yuliya herself has been working in the grassroots of Russian volleyball with hundreds of girls in Moscow, including talent taller than Martha.
Martha’s parents are considering a move to the U.S. for Martha to go through high school and play club volleyball, transitioning to US education and volleyball, away from pressure from pro clubs/agents.
Strong academic prospect, interested in veterinary studies.
Elena Baka, 2019, OH, 6’1” (film is from her sophomore season playing against JR/SRs):
Spike Reach: 10’1”
Arguably the best and most athletic OH prospect out of the Balkan region in the Class of 2019.
Since last season, and these clips, she has continued to develop very well. She fits nicely with the women's club team of Aris Thessaloniki in the A1 VolleyLeague, where she occasionally plays some sets and contributes. She's grown athletically and technically from all accounts in Greece, confirmed by her selection to play up with the Junior National Team in the U19s, so with girls a year or two older than her.
Elena's Dad had worked with California institutions' staff several years ago in water polo, trained their water sports athletes in years past, and has since written a textbook as well. He is a Physical Education Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a guru of Exercise Science, as evident by Elena's athleticism as well as some impressive workout footage we have reviewed. The family has close friends and ties to California. Her priority would be West Coast with some opportunities to play on sand as well.
Elena is also a national beach volleyball champion in Greece and a member of the Olympic program.
Ioanna Charitonidi, 2019, OH/Lib, 5’11”
Two points to stress about Ioanna:
1) She always played against older and more experienced women; ONLY has footage playing with and against these seasoned and professional players, as opposed to other 2018-2019 athletes, who primarily include highlights from matches in their own respective age groups.
2) Because of her excellent defense, passing, and serve receive skills, she was the starting libero for the Greek Junior National Team in the CEV 2017 U18 European Championships, despite being a year younger than her teammates. She will be in the + column and will help be the “glue” for a high-performing team to win and be consistently competitive in NCAA Volleyball.
The highlights above are from Fall 2017 and the Greek Pre-League (Second Women's Division) as the youngest starting OH in the league. Played (up a class/year) as the starting Libero/DS for the Junior National Team of Greece U18 in the CEV European Championships in Holland. Clips from those national team matches and first half of 2017 under:
Ioanna is a sophomore in these clips, by far the youngest player in the Second Division League, featuring older and seasoned players.
Jana Cuk, 2018, MB, 6’3” (Junior National Team of Serbia)
CEV European Championship 2016 Runner Up – Silver Medal
BVA Championship 2016 Juniors Runner Up – Silver Medal
Serbian National Cup Winner
Serbian National Championship
Linda-Maria Dahl, 2018, OH/Opp, 6’2”
Foivos Melissiwn Volleyball Club.
U16 & U18 Junior National Teams of Greece, CEV European Championships. www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10251&PlayerID=68172&ID=975
A-student, excellent English level, wants to pursue science studies.
Nikol Dankinova, 2021, OH, 6ftwww.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10180&PlayerID=70801&ID=973
U16 Junior National Team of Bulgaria
Anastasia Galanou, 2019, OH/Opp, 6’1½”
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece
Taking the April ACT.
Interested in Political/Social Science.
Ioanna Georgatzi, 2019, OH, 6’2½”
(film is from her sophomore season, playing against JR/SR/pros):
Starting for AO Markopoulo V.C. in the Women’s VolleyLeague in Greece.
Eirini-Maria Glynou, 2021, OH, 5’10”
Spike Reach: 9’5”
U16 Junior National Team of Greece South Region Selection.
Irini Gretou, 2021, OH/Lib, 5’9”
Athletic, will always come up with the hustle play, solid student, interested in sport psychology.
Migrant family of very modest means. Irini will earn her scholarship.
Eleni Karabagia, 2018, MB, 6ft
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece
A-student interested in Dietetics/Nutrition.
Alexandra Karavokyri, 2018, Lib/DS, 5’5”
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece.
Vicky Kasouridou, 2020, S, 5’10”
U16 Junior National Team of Greecewww.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10189&PlayerID=69437&ID=973
Straight-As, Ivy-level student, interested in science.
Daughter of basketball pro dad and volleyball mom.
Ariadni Kathariou, 2018, MB, 6’1”
Film is from junior season, from U19s club, where she won the national title and best blocker award:
She is very hard-working and passionate about the game, a dedicated student, interested in Exercise Science/Physical Education, and even would consider coaching volleyball in the future. Took the December SAT, awaiting results, finalizing NCAA Eligibility Center process and transcripts’ translations.
Alexandra Koleva, 2021, S, 5’8”www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10180&PlayerID=70803&ID=973
U16 Junior National Team of Bulgaria
Setter for Levski Sofia, Bulgaria.
Christina Kotta, 2018, Lib/DS, 5’6”
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece Selection
Solid defensively and technically, consistently in the final selections for the Junior National Team of Greece. Outstanding student and English proficiency. Interested in maritime studies, hospitality/tourism/entertainment/sport business, marketing.
Aggeliki Lampraki, 2018, OH/Opp, 6ft
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece South Region Selection
Interested in tourism studies.
Elena Leontaridou, 2019, MB, 6’1” www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10251&PlayerID=68171&ID=975
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece Selection.
Marina Markaki, 2018, MB, 6ft
Starting MB for Drapetsona VC in West Attica, Athens, Greece.
Solid blocking fundamentals and instincts. Although not the most athletic middle at the EVE Tour, several Power-5 and Top-50 committed recruits leaving Athens in 2018 have been blocked by Marina. Outstanding work ethic, As student, interested in Criminal Justice/Biostatistics. Took the December ACT. Will earn her scholarship.
Konstantina Mpalogianni, 2021, OH, 6ftwww.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10189&PlayerID=69308&ID=973
Daughter of retired basketball pro dad and volleyball pro/national team starter mom, fast-twitch muscle fiber, athletic and very promising.
Straight As student, interested in psychology.
Alexandra Oikonomou, 2022 (GR), MB/OH, 5’11”
U16 Junior National Team of Greece Selection
Straight As student, interested in psychiatry.
Lydia Adam Papadopoulou, 2019, Opp/MB, 6’1”
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece
Straight As student. Interested in art history/English Literature.
Loukia Pavlopoulou, 2021, OH, 5’7”
Spike Reach: 9’1”
An outstanding student, and exceptional athlete, extremely athletic, power-hitter, combo beach-indoor.
Selection for U16 Jr. National Team 2015-2016
2nd Place Greek National Championship U16 Beach Volleyball 2015
2nd Place Greek National Championship U17 Beach Volleyball 2016.
Panagiota Fotini Roumelioti, 2021, MB/Opp, 6ft
Possibly interested in Physical Education/Exercise Science studies.
Nantina Sereti, 2019, MB, 6’3”
Good student, interested in K-12 education, media, sport journalism.
Aristea Skempi, 2020, MB/Opp, 6’3”
Video forthcoming; some clips here.
U16 Junior National Team of Greece Selection.
Interested in Psychology.
Nefeli Souli, 2020, S, 6ft
U16 Junior National Team of Greece
Starting Setter for AO Markopoulo V.C. Juniors.
Fotini Sykovari, 2018, S, 5’7”
#9 dark blue closer to camera view at the beginning of the match.
Straight As, Ivy-level student, interested in Biology, Chemistry, Vet School.
Evangelia Tani, 2022 (GR), S, 5’11”liberovolley11.blogspot.com/2017/11/blog-post_115.html
The setter on the left court in the first video, and the right court in the 2nd and 3rd videos.
She is Martha Anthouli’s best friend, setter, teammate, and fellow select in the U16 National Team.
As student, interested in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Medical School.
Marija Tomasevic, 2018, OH, 6ft
Fundamentally sound Serbian OH, younger sister of Sanja Tomasevic. Packs ample heat, well-rounded.
Panagiota Tooulia, 2021, OH, 5’10”
U19 Junior National Team of Cyprus
Straight-As student, fluent in English, wants to major in math.
Andromachi Tsioga, 2019, MB, 6’3”www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10251&PlayerID=68176&ID=975
Starting MB for Junior National Team of Greece, CEV U18 European Championships
#8 Dark Blue:
Very high-level MB for 2019, strong academics.
Maria Tsitsigianni, 2018, OH/Opp, 6’1½”
(#11 white/blue, she plays the opposite for the women's AO Markopoulo club on the pro-A1 VolleyLeague in Greece)
(You can use this term: “ΜΑΡΚΟΠΟΥΛΟ” for pulling all of her games from YouTube, it’s the club she’s competing for on the Greek VolleyLeague)
Straight As, 4.0 GPA, Ivy-level student prospect, interested in pre-med and/or science studies.
Dimitra Tziarli, 2018, MB, 6’2” (film is from her junior season playing against pro women and seniors; starting MB for Greek Junior National Team at CEV 2017 U18 European Championship):
Dimitra is ready with all requirements at the moment including:
-Transcripts received by NCAA EC staff
-NCAA ID# 1710932857
-Anticipating scores from both December SAT and ACT
She is a good student who is close to a 4.0 GPA from Greek high school and is interested in studying Psychology. Academics are important to her.
Primary preferences would be Power-5s and/or Top-50(ish) programs, where she would start and/or develop well for future professional opportunities.
Remarkably, Dimitra started playing volleyball as a freshman in high school. Prior to this, tennis was her first sport and contributed immensely to her lateral quickness. We found out about this in a recent discussion, when she remarked “the wall was my friend…” in terms of the repetition and hard work she put in learning a new game from scratch as a high school freshman. She’s remarkably quick, reads opponents fast, and has impressive blocking fundamentals. She is brutally honest (like her terminating 10ft-line kills,) straightforward, and will ask lots of questions. She is thinking law school after pursuing a professional volleyball career.
Alexandra Veneti, 2020, S, 6ft
(Starting setter for the U16 Junior National Team of Greece)
Strong academic prospect, interested in business and law.
Athena Voyatzoglou, 2019, S, 5’10”
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greecewww.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10251&PlayerID=68177&ID=975
Strong academically, interested in economics and health sciences.
Ioanna Voyatzoglou, 2018, OH, 6’1”
U16 & U18 Junior National Team of Greece Selectionwww.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10251&PlayerID=68178&ID=975
A-student, excellent English level, wants to pursue: engineering, computer science, econ/finance, information systems management.
Dimitra Zacharopoulou, 2020, OH/Opp, 5’11”
As student interested in Dietetics/Nutrition.
U16 Junior National Team of Greecewww.cev.lu/Competition-Area/PlayerDetails.aspx?TeamID=10189&PlayerID=69318&ID=973