Former Miami Hurricane Olga Strantzali will continue her volleyball career by signing with Poland’s Enea PTPS Piła. She is transferring out of France’s Beziers. A 6’1″ outside hitter originally from Pylai, Thessaloniki in Greece, Strantzali was Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention with UCLA in 2014 before transferring to Miami. From there, she made three All-ACC teams, earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mention twice and added the conference’s player of the year honor. During her senior campaign in 2017, Strantzali recorded 499 kills (4.54 per set), 260 digs (2.36 per set), 46 blocks (0.42 per set) and 43 aces (0.39 per set) on a team that made the NCAA Tournament second round.
A Greek native, Strantzali also has experience in the Greek National Team program, playing with the Youth squad that finished fifth at the European Championships in 2013 and eighth in 2011. She also was the top scorer in the Balkan Championship in 2012, when Greece finished fourth. Then, in 2015, Strantzali got the call up to the senior team for the European Volleyball League. The team is currently coached by Spaniard Guillermo Naranjo Hernández, who just recently signed wit Pila. It’s safe to say that he must have mediated the signing of his protege himself in order to carefully monitor her development.
Pila finished its latest Polish League campaign in 5th place with a 16-10 record.