University of Miami Athletics

Aristea Tontai


Middle Blocker




Graduate Student


Athens, Greece

High School

Anavrita Model Lyceum

Previous School

North Carolina

Aristea  Tontai - Volleyball - University of Miami Athletics

2021: Started 20 matches, playing in 23… finished the season 44th in the NCAA with 1.23 blocks per set… capped off the regular season ranked sixth in the ACC in blocks per set with 1.21 and ninth in total blocks (91)… ranked 10th in a single-season in Miami history with 1.23 blocks per set, also third-best in a career… tallied an attacking percentage of .296, the 10th best in the program record book… notched 10 blocks at UNC (11/21) for the fourth highest in a match and second most in a four set game in Miami history… posted eight block assists against UNC (11/21), the 10th most in a match in program history… her eight blocks in the win over Clemson (11/13) are the eighth highest in the school record book… totaled career-highs with 14 kills and 26 attacks against Florida State (10/6)… marked a career-best 10 blocks at UNC (11/21)… had career-best marks on the year with 133 kills and 1.68 kills per set… led Miami in kills in twice, blocks five times and points three times.

2019: Started 16 matches, seeing time in 26 matches and 88 sets • Led UNC in hitting percentage, aces and total blocks • Had a team-best 119 total blocks, 107 block assists and 12 solo blocks to average 1.35 blocks per set • Recorded six or more blocks 11 times with a career-best of eight four times • Totaled 122 kills with a team-high .298 hitting percentage • Led UNC with 29 aces with a match-high of three five times • Recorded 10 kills twice vs. Virginia Tech (10/6) and Syracuse (10/25).

2018: Played in 95 sets of 21 matches • Recorded 69 kills, averaging 1.38 kills per set • Posted 37 blocks, including two solo blocks • Tallied a single-match best of 14 kills with a .550 attack percentage vs. Oklahoma (9/7) • Had a solo block against UNCG (8/31) and Wake Forest (11/4) • Hit .400 or better five times, including a 6-for-9 outing vs. Duke (11/2).

2017 (at Coastal Carolina): Played in 70 sets with 14 starts during her freshman campaign • Ranked fourth on the team with a .265 attack percentage and 0.66 blocks per set • Had three or more blocks in seven matches, including season-highs of six against Texas State and App State.

Prep: A member of  the Greek National Team and competed in the CEV Champions League • Competed for the U19 National Team in the European Championship Qualification Tournament • Helped her U18 team reach the quarterfinals of the Greece National Championship • Helped her club team to a second-place finish in the 2015-16 Greek National Cup, and led the squad to its first playoff appearance in 2014.

Personal: Born July 5 in Athens, Greece • Daughter of Evaggelia Stavrou and Panagiotis Tontai • Has two older sisters Eleni and Zoi • Majoring in biology.