Former Chatham Man Wins Alberta Beach Volleyball Title
At 37-years young, Scott Lahey is an Alberta Beach Volleyball champion.
The former Chatham resident won the pairs championship this past weekend in Calgary after going undefeated in all matches and games.
The 6’3″ veteran combined forces with 6’5″ 19-year-old Chris Brunet to run roughshod over the competition, including a decisive 21-10, 21-17 championship final.
Brunet is a former under-17 national beach volleyball champion and a second-year indoor player for the Queen’s University team.
Lahey now resides in Calgary after playing four years indoors for the University of Calgary Dino’s, with whom he played in two CIS indoor nationals. Lahey also won silver in the National Men’s beach Finals in 2006, narrowly losing to former Olympian Mark Heese. Scott’s partner for the beach nationals was a Calgary native, Ray Sewell. Sewell and Lahey later played on the FIVB world tour in China, Finland and Switzerland.
** THANKS TO DALE LAHEY FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS ARTICLE **