After a stellar 2021 season with the Vegas Ramblers, helping to finish 2nd in the NVA Championships and finishing 4th overall in digs with 87, Libero Ryan Manoogian is now carrying that momentum over in Romania. Last month, he and his team Dinamo București won the Romanian Supercup for the first time in club history. Even more, the team has an undefeated record so far this season in the Romanian Divizia A1. As put by Ryan, his recent success has made his dreams as a professional athlete a reality!
In his 5th season abroad playing in Europe, Ryan seems to have found himself a team that can turn his spectacular defense and reception into kills and games won! With his previous teams in Finland, Norway, and Hungary, Ryan consistently led the stats board, being named:
– 2017/18 Hungarian Cup Final MVP (First libero in Hungarian Cup history to receive the award!).
– 2018/19 TIF Viking’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR’ (Norway).
– 2019/20 Finnish Mestaruusliiga Number #1 ‘Dream Team’ Libero.
However, despite all of his accomplishments, it hasn’t been until this year that he finally can add a championship trophy to his mantle. “The Romanian league is so much stronger than my previous experiences. Plus, this team is the most competitive ever, filled with literally all National players, including Romanians, Dutch, and Serbians,” mentioned Manoogian in a statement.
Ryan still has three more titles on the horizon with; The Romanian Cup Championship, Divizia A1 Championships, and the prestigious 2022 European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) Volleyball Cup later this season. This year will be Ryan’s 4th appearance in a CEV event! He previously competed in the 2018 CEV Challenge Cup with Penzugyor SE in Hungary and then the 2019 CEV Champions League & CEV Cup with the TIF Vikings in Norway. Dinamo București hopes that the addition of Manoogian to their roster will surely bring them back to the CEV Cup finals for the first time since 1978/79 when they won gold.
“I am always hungry to improve my game, and I’ve been learning a lot with this program since my teammates are super experienced. We didn’t expect to play this well together so soon, so our goal is to stay this consistent to make our goal of winning the Cup and League a reality,” said Ryan Manoogian
Already the CEV Cup is fast approaching with their first round of competition starting against UVC Holding Graz on November 10th, 2021, at 19:00 local time in Graz, Austria. Check out the CEV website to find match details and see what other top European teams compete for the cup this year! https://www.cev.eu/club/cev-cup/men/
Fans can also learn more about the club Dinamo București and their long-standing tradition of excellence in 30 sports, including professional teams and participation in the Olympics Games. http://www.csdinamo.eu/
Lastly, be sure to go and give Ryan Manoogian (@ryanmanoogian) a follow on Instagram to stay up to date with all of his triumphs and travels this season through Europe. You can also read more about his career and the teams he played for by checking out his website! https://www.ryanmanoogian.com/. The Vegas Ramblers want to wish Ryan and Dinamo București the best of luck for the rest of their season, and we can’t wait to have him back in the gym for the 2022 NVA Season.
-NVA Staff Writer