204cm of pure explosiveness and power. We went far to get him, in the United States, although he was born in Greece, in Chalcis. Angelos Mandilaris is the name of the new international face of the Volley Team Club for the 2022/23 sports season. A player that we will be able to discover and appreciate who presents himself in San Donà with the “NCAA Opposite of the Year” award.
Hi Angelos, welcome! Can you tell us about your volleyball career? Where did you play? What results have you achieved?
“From 2017-2020 I played for Barton College (USA) winning the” Conference Carolinas Champion “3 times, the” First Team All Conference “4 times and the” Conference Carolinas Player of the Year “3 times.
The last two years, from 2020 to 2022 I played for Ball State University (USA) winning the “MIVA Conference Champion 2022”, “First team all conference and all tournament team 2022” and “Off the block National Opposite of the Year”
From 2017-2020 I played for Barton College (USA).
3 × Conference Carolinas Champion
4 × First team all conference
3 × Conference Carolinas Player of the Year
The last two years, from 2020 to 2022 I played for Ball State University.
MIVA conference champion 2022
First team all conference and all tournament team 2022
Off the block National Opposite of the Year
National 3rd Place
AVCA ALL-AMERICAN (2019,2020,2022) ”
What differences do you think there are between American and Italian volleyball?
“I think American volleyball is mainly based on physicality while the Italian one is based on the development of fundamentals at a technical level.”
“I think that American volleyball is mostly based on physicality while Italian volleyball focuses more on the development of the fundamental technical skills”.