Dalhousie Tigers volleyball star Niklas Rademacher has signed with a pro team in Duren, Germany.
The three-time all-Canadian and Atlantic University Sport MVP will play at the highest pro level in Germany, in a city less than two hours from his home town of Bocholt.
“For Nik, it’s a good starting point for his pro career, as it’s a league he’s very familiar with,” Tigers head coach Dan Ota said. “If he does well next year, he might look at moving to a better club or better league the following year.”
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Ota said Rademacher has the potential to play on a national team in Germany or Canada, if he’s interested.
The six-foot-10 outside hitter led the AUS in kills (4.05) by a country mile and was named Canada’s top volleyball student-athlete after completing his business degree.
Four Tigers grads played professionally in Europe last season: Terry Martin (Russia), Jeff Weiler (Greece), Scott Townsend (Denmark) and Jesse Mighton (Lithuania).
“It’s an exciting opportunity,” Ota said. “They get to play the sport that they love at a high level and get paid for it, while having an opportunity to experience a new culture and explore parts of the world that they have never been to before.”