Visgitis Brothers To Play Professional Volleyball In Europe
A pair of former North Allegheny volleyball standouts have inked contracts to play professionally overseas. After recently finishing their collegiate careers at the University of Mt. Olive, twin brothers Eric and Luke Visgitis (Class of 2017) recently signed professional contracts.
Eric Visgitis will play for VC Bitterfield-Wolfen in the German Super League, also known as Bundesliga. Luke Visgits signed Friday with VC Viana in Portugal’s Division 1 League, located in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
As seniors at North Allegheny in 2017, the Visgitis brothers were part of a Tigers squad that went 22-1, capturing a WPIAL title and reaching the PIAA championship game along the way. Eric Visgitis is still ranked fifth all-time at NA in blocks (230) and 15th all-time in kills (407). Luke Visgitis ranks eight all-time at NA in blocks (202) and 14th in kills (416). He also owns the best single-season hitting percentage (.575) in program history in 2017.
At Division II University of Mt. Olive, the dynamic duo continued to excel at the collegiate level. Eric Visgitis was a four-time All-Conference Carolinas selection, including a first-team honoree as a senior this past spring. He also ranks eighth all-time in kills, fourth in total blocks and second in hitting percentage at UMO. Luke Visgitis was a five-time all-conference pick and twice earned first-team laurels. For his career at UMO, he ranks seventh all-time in kills, third in total blocks and No. 1 in hitting percentage.
The North Allegheny Athletics Department wishes Eric and Luke the best of luck in the future endeavors overseas.