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AVP Player Profile: Sean Scott

Published on July 8, 2010 by   ·   3 Comments

An thirteen-year veteran of the AVP Tour who has consistently battled his way onto the winner’s podium, Sean Scott is simply an outstanding athlete. sean scott volleyball

Scott has partnered with 5 Olympians during his career, although he just missed qualifying for the 2004 Olympics with Todd Rogers. There are quite a few notable names in his long list of partners – here’s a quick rundown:

  • 1997: Stein Metzger
  • 2000: Sinjin Smith
  • 2002-2005: Todd Rogers (among other partners)
  • 2004: Mike Lambert
  • 2006: Dax Holdren
  • 2007: Matt Fuerbringer
  • 2008: Nick Lucena
  • 2009: began his current partnership with Hyden.

I think it’s clear that Scott can be described as somewhat promiscuous when it comes to his volleyball partners. But, on the other hand, when it comes to his romantic partners he’s much more single-minded. He married fellow professional volleyball player Rachel Wacholder in 2007, and the two welcomed their son Koa just over a year ago.

Before joining the AVP Scott played college volleyball for Hawaii, his native state, where he earned a degree in Sociology.

Although somewhat ADD in his partnerships, Scott has earned several accolades on the AVP. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1999, and in 2005, during a reunion with Rogers that resulted in three consecutive wins for the team and a 5th-place ranking for Scott, he was named Most Improved Player.

For the past seven seasons Scott has played in at least one championship match, and he and current partner Hyden had an excellent 2009 season. They advanced to eight championship matches, won four titles, and ended the year with back-to-back tournament wins and an 11-match winning streak. The 2010 season has so far brought two second-place finishes for Scott/Hyden, both defeats coming at the hands of Scott’s former partner Rogers and his behemoth partner Phil Dalhausser.

No doubt Hyden/Scott will be gunning for a win sometime soon, not to mention qualification for the fast-approaching 2012 Olympics in London. With his wife Rachel Scott also having a strong 2010 with Elaine Youngs, there may be more than one Scott vying for an Olympic spot.

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