A truly memorable and highly successful season for Olympiacos PIRAEUS has ended in the best possible way as the ‘Reds’ were crowned men’s national champions for the 31st time in Greek Volleyball history.
After winning the CEV Challenge Cup earlier this season, Olympiacos were again victorious in the final series of the Hellenic Volley League, reclaiming their crown after overcoming PAOK THESSALONIKI by three wins to one in the championship series.
Olympiacos middle blocker, Alen Pajenk of Slovenia, was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the season, finishing his campaign strongly in PAOK’s own sports hall with an amazing performance that included 15 points from six attacks, six aces and three blocks, as the ‘Reds’ ended the championship series with a straight-set victory.
It is a historic achievement for Pajenk, who becomes the first middle blocker in the history of the Greek League to be nominated as MVP of the season.
“To be honest I did not expect to win the MVP award because it is quite rare for a middle blocker to be nominated. I dedicate it to the Olympiacos fans, to my teammates and to my coaching staff. What is most important is that we were able to win the championship and finish the season with smiles.”
Middle blocker of Olympiacos and MVP of the Hellenic League
Olympiacos head coach Alberto Giuliani said after winning the championship: “We were the better team, and we deserved the title. The level of the finals was high, and I am happy that we played our best in the most important moment of the season.”