Layne Van Buskirk and Kamalani Akeo Earn All-Tournament Honors
Panthers Suffer First Loss of the Season to the Tigers
Panthers Hold the Lady Flames to a Negative Hitting Percentage
Pitt Will Take on Liberty, Missouri and Host Kennesaw State
The Panthers Open the 2016 Season in Kennesaw, Ga., this Weekend
Pitt swept Virginia on Senior Night to conclude its regular season.
aS A JUNIOR (2015)
Recorded 19 kills, 26 digs, and two block assists in the Nebraska Invite…Posted 12 kills, 23 digs, and a block assist in the Pitt/Duquesne Invitational…Notched 17 kills, 15 digs, and 2 block assists in the Michigan Challenge…Made the Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team…Recorded her first double-double of the season with 15 kills along with a new career-high (15) digs against Bowling Green in the tournament…Notched five kills, 10 digs, and three block assists against Lehigh…Tallied a career-high (7) total blocks against George Washington…Recorded nine kills, eight digs, and five total blocks against NC State…Had nine kills and seven digs in a win over North Carolina…Notched six kills and eight digs at Virginia Tech…Posted seven kills and a career-high (19) digs at Virginia…Posted seven kills and 17 digs at Syracuse…Ended the weekend with Boston College recording six kills, seven digs, and a block assist…Recorded her second season double-double against Georgia Tech with 15 kills and 11 digs…Finished the weekend up against Clemson with four kills and 11 digs…Notched 17 digs along with 5 kills against Duke…Tallied a double-double with 12 kills and a career-high 23 digs at Louisville, …Recorded 14 digs against Notre Dame...Led team with 16 digs against Virginia Tech…Added 11 kills with a .409 hitting percentage in the Virginia sweep.
aS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
Named Tournament MVP and made the All-Tournament team at the Hampton Inn Invitational... Recorded 10 kills against Georgia Southern at the Omni Classic...Notched 10 kills against Niagara...Posted three service aces against Norfolk State...Recorded 12 kills and nine digs against the University of South Florida in the Pitt Panthers Invitational...Notched eight kills against Sacred Heart in the same tournament...Recorded nine digs and 14 kills against LIU...Had 7 kills and 13 digs versus UNC...Recorded 9 kills and 12 digs against Notre Dame...Notched 13 kills and 7 digs at Syracuse...Recorded a double-double with 15 kills, a season-high, and 13 digs at Clemson...Notched 12 kills, 7 digs and 1 service ace against Florida State...Recorded a double-double with 13 kills, 4 aces and 15 digs versus Louisville...Set a new career-high in kills (20), along with 14 digs and a season-high four block assists at Duke...Recorded seven kills and seven digs against Miami...Tallied nine kills and nine digs versus Virginia...Contributed 20 kills, two service aces and ten digs at Louisville.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013) | Season Statistics
As a true freshman, Genitsaridi played in 33 matches this season totaling 214 kills, 208 digs, 40 block assists and 48 service aces... Tallied 10 kills and five digs in a 3-1 victory of South Dakota... Put together solid back-to-back performances at Connecticut and South Florida by posting stat lines of 11 kills and 14 digs and 10 kills and 11 digs respectively... In a 3-1 win at Rutgers, had nine kills, four digs and two block assists... In a home match versus Virginia, Maria had seven kills to go along with 11 digs... Again had strong consecutive performances at Notre Dame and at home versus Wake Forest with combined totals of 28 kills and 19 digs, including a career-high 15 kills against the Demon Deacons...Finished the year strong by registering 10 kills and 13 digs at Virginia and 13 kills and nine digs at Virginia Tech.
PRIOR TO PITT
Played for the Greece National Team...Was named the Best Hitter at the Junior Championship of Greece...Was the top scorer at the Junior Championship with the national team...Placed 8th in Europe with the Greece national team...Was 3rd in Greece with her club team (Athlesi Irakliov).
Parents Venetia Nikolidaki and Theodwros Genitsaridi ... Has a younger brother, Zaxarias.
Panthers Sweep Kennesaw State to Finish 2-1 at KSU Invitational
Pitt Falls to Missouri, 3-1
Pitt Sweeps Liberty to Open 2016 Slate
Panthers Open 2016 Season at Kennesaw State Invitational
Pitt Volleyball Eyes Postseason in 2016
Gold Defeats Blue in Annual Blue/Gold Exhibition Match