HIGH POINT, N.C. – Barton College outside hitter Vasilis Mandilaris has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Player of the Week for games played from Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, the Conference announced today. This marks Barton's second straight POTW honor and fourth overall this season.
A junior from Chalkida, Greece, Mandilaris averaged 4.43 kills per set and hit .344 to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-0 record last week. He also notched nine digs, nine blocks and three service aces on the week.
Mandilaris started his week with 11 kills, six blocks, two digs and an ace in a 3-0 straight-set victory over Queens (NC). He would close the week with a career game against Belmont Abbey, putting away a career-high 20 kills with seven digs, three blocks and two aces in the 3-1 victory.
Mandilaris currently averages 2.85 kill per set with 168 total kills and a .232 hitting percentage. His total kills and kills per set both rank eighth in Conference Carolinas.
Also nominated for Men's Volleyball Player of the Week: Anthony Savage (Limestone), Robert Bowling (Lees-McRae), Kiel Bell (King), Ben Hamsho (North Greenville) & Brad Monaghan (Mount Olive)
2018 Men's Volleyball Players of the Week
Week One (Jan. 8) – Kiel Bell (King)
Week Two (Jan. 15) – Robert Bowling (Lees-McRae)
Week Three (Jan. 22) – Kiel Bell (King)
Week Four (Jan. 29) – Angelos Mandilaris (Barton)
Week Five (Feb. 5) – Angelos Mandilaris (Barton)
Week Six (Feb. 12) – Liam Maxwell (Belmont Abbey)
Week Seven (Feb. 19) – Robert Poole (Mount Olive)
Week Eight (Feb. 26) – Aleksa Brkovic (Barton)
Week Nine (Mar. 5) – Vasilis Mandilaris (Barton)