Aris Thessaloniki Women's Basketball

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Aris Thessaloniki
LeaguesGreek Championship
Greek Cup
Founded1946
ArenaNick Galis Hall
LocationThessaloniki, Greece
Team colors         
Head coachGiorgos Ataktidis
Websitearisac.gr
Uniforms
Aris WBC

Aris Thessaloniki Women's Basketball is the women's basketball department of Aris Thessaloniki, the Greek multi-sport club based in Thessaloniki. The club plays in A2 Ethniki (2nd tier) but recently it has played in A1 Ethniki. In 2015-2016 season is on the first place of the second category.

History[edit]

The women's team of Aris was founded in 1946 thanks to initiatives of Phaedon Matthaiou. Some years later, the club ceased their activities but returned in 1980s decade. The season 2009-10 played in A1 Ethniki for first time and the next season played in EuroCup Women but disqualified by Dynamo Novosibirsk.[1] In season 2013-14, Aris finished in 7th place but withdrew from the championship due to financial problems and relegated to A2 Ethniki.[2]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Division Place Notes
2008-09 A2 Ethniki 1st Promoted to A1
2009-10 A1 Ethniki 5th
2010-11 A1 Ethniki 4th
2011-12 A1 Ethniki 8th
2012-13 A1 Ethniki 6th
2013-14 A1 Ethniki 7th Relegated to A2
2014-15 A2 Ethniki 9th
2015-16 A2 Ethniki 1st Promoted to A1
2016-17 A1 Ethniki 10th Relegated to A2

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Aris Women's Basketball roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 5 Greece Antoniadou, Athina 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 22 – (1996-10-19)19 October 1996
C 8 Greece Katsamouri, Maria 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 21 – (1998-02-25)25 February 1998
C 9 Greece Koufogianni, Zafiro 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 32 – (1987-03-06)6 March 1987
SG 10 United States McKenzie, Miriam 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 28 – (1990-11-06)6 November 1990
F 11 Greece Papardela, Vasiliki 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 21 – (1998-02-28)28 February 1998
F 12 Greece Tranta, Maro 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 27 – (1992-02-21)21 February 1992
F/C 13 United States Montgomery, Brittni 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 26 – (1992-03-22)22 March 1992
F 14 Greece Glezaki, Eugenia 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 26 – (1993-01-04)4 January 1993
G/F 16 Greece Karaveli, Mairi 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 26 – (1992-04-18)18 April 1992
G 17 Greece Vantsiouri, Maria 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 17 – (2001-07-07)7 July 2001
G 18 Greece Giannousiou, Kalliopi 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 18 – (2000-09-09)9 September 2000
C 19 Greece Bountouka, Roxani 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 18 – (2000-07-22)22 July 2000
G 20 Greece Kilazidou, Chrysa 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 22 – (1997-03-08)8 March 1997
Head coach
  • Greece Giorgos Ataktidis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Βαριά ήττα του Αρη με 103-59 από τη Ντιναμό Νοβοσιμπίρσκ". sports.in.gr. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Άρης: Έπεσε στην Α2". onsports.gr. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

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