Matt Seifert will begin his pro career with Ethnikos Piraeus, leaving this month to begin training for the season start in October. Ethnikos Piraeus will begin competing in the A-1 tier in Greece this year, the highest level of competition of the Greek professional leagues. The 6’10” middle blocker from Reading, Pennsylvania will begin his professional career following five years at Pennsylvania State University.
Following four years at Exeter Township Senior High School, Seifert began his career at Pennsylvania State University. After redshirting his freshman year, Seifert was named Second Team All-EIVA his redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomore season. Seifert ended his career at Pennsylvania State University with 479 kills, recording a career-high .421 hitting percentage during his final season.
For Seifert, this is the fulfillment of a dream he has had since he first was introduced to volleyball at Exeter Township Senior High School. In an interview with the local Reading, PA news source, Seifert stated “You want to play against the best. You want to compete against the best.”
Ethnikos Piraeus’ transition in the A-1 tier in will certainly provide an opportunity for Seifert to compete and play against the best Greece has to offer.