COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sotiris Siapanis capped off an impressive rookie season by receiving American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Honorable Mention laurels, the organization announced Monday.
The Limassol, Cyprus, native is the 17th Buckeye to earn All-America honors and the first since Jake Hanes in 2019. Siapanis was selected as the MIVA Newcomer of the Year, the fifth Buckeye in program history to achieve the feat, and earned All-MIVA First Team distinction for his efforts this season. He concluded the year ranked eighth nationally with 4.12 kills per set and 14th in points per set (4.60). The 6-foot-3 outside hitter paced Ohio State with a .356 hitting percentage, which checked in at No. 15 in the country. He recorded double figures in kills in all 13 of the matches he played in and hit above .300 on 11 occasions.