Ohio State outside Siapanis tops offensive stat categories at EuroVolley qualifier

Photo courtesy of the CEV

Outside attacker Sotiris Siapanis will arrive at Ohio State after finishing among the offensive leaders at an international tournament.

Siapanis playing his home country of Cyprus finished in the top 10 for kills, attack percentage and offensive efficiency at the CEV EuroVolley qualification tournament that concluded this weekend in Cyprus.

The freshman led Cyprus and was fourth at the four-team tournament with 73 kills. In addition, Siapanis had double-digit kills in four of the six matches and closed out the event with double-digit kills in three consecutive matches.

Along with the kills, Siapanis at the tournament was eighth with a 43.45 percent offensive efficiency and seventh with a .280 attack percentage.

Among Siapanis’ top performances included 13 kills while hitting .346 in an upset sweep against Spain. He also had 14 kills as Cyprus rallied to beat the Republic of Moldova in five games.

Cyprus (2-4, 5 points) concluded the tournament in last place but won two of its final three matches.

Siapanis will now join the Buckeyes for the 2021 season. Ohio State ended the shortened 2020 season at 11-8 and opened the season on a six-match winning steak.