Virden’s Megan Nahachewsky is headed east to continue her volleyball career.
The Virden Collegiate Institute standout has signed to play at Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University where she plans to major in nursing. The Thunderwolves compete at the U Sports level, which is the highest for post-secondary sports in Canada.
“We are really looking forward to having Megan join our program,” said Thunderwolves head coach Craig Barclay, who noted her character and leadership in a media release. “Megan is a very dedicated athlete who brings power and athleticism to our program.”
Nahachewsky, an outside hitter, has helped the Brandon-based Cats Volleyball Club and VCI to success. The Cats won a bronze medal at provincials last year, while the Golden Bears earned the silver medal last fall.
Nahachewsky has been a provincial all-star, graduating all-star, and member of Team Manitoba.
VCI head coach John Chandler said Nahachewsky was the team’s strongest offensive player last season.
“She jumps through the roof and has the ability to be a game changer,” he said. “She is a quiet leader on the team, concentrating on the small details that really make the difference from being a good player and a great player.
“She continues to grow as a player throughout each season. Megan would, I believe, be within the top five players in Manitoba high schools this year.”