Former Phoenix Standout Earns MVP Honors
By: Jill Wunrow
VIENNA, Austria (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Former Green Bay women's basketball standout Nicole Soulis (Green Bay, Wis.) continues to have success on the basketball court, leading the Austrian Flying Foxes to its sixth AWBL league championship. Soulis led all players with a game-high 22 points in the final and was named MVP for her efforts.
"This is our seventh championship and we won the Austrian Cup about two months ago," said Soulis. "Even though the winning trend is mirrored from my days in Green Bay, there is always a sense of accomplishment when you receive a gold medal as well as an MVP award."
Soulis completes her first season with the Flying Foxes (Austria) after spending the past four seasons with Athinaikos (Greece). The 6'3" center led the Foxes in this season's EuroCup averaging 13.2 points and 7.0 rebounds while playing an average 30.8 minutes throughout six games of play.
"I'm incredibly honored to be part of such a successful season with the Flying Foxes," Soulis said. "Even from my time with the Phoenix and the championships we won in Greece, one thing is for sure, this winning feeling never gets old."
The two-time Horizon League Player of the Year, led by current Green Bay head coach Kevin Borseth, played for the Phoenix from 2004-07 and is the only player in program history to earn conference Player of the Year honors twice. Soulis is second on Green Bay's career record list in scoring with 1,921 points and Division I program leader with 740 field goals made.
Soulis is one of 12 former Green Bay women's basketball players to play basketball at the professional level. Kim Wood (1996-97), Chari Nordgaard (2000), Mandy Stowe (2003-present), Abby Scharlow (2006-07), Natalie Berglin (2088), Lavesa Glover (2009-11), Kati Harty (2010-11), Celeste Hoewisch (2011), Kayla Tetschlag (2011-present), Julie Wojta (2012) also played at the professional level.
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