2nd place at the Manhattan Beach 6 man for Lyon Stahl!
For the first time ever, Lyon Stahl had a team competing in the famous Manhattan Beach 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, which took place this weekend by the Manhattan Beach Pier. After battling for 2 days on the burning sand of Southern California, the Lyon Stahl Team made its way to the Championship match. After winning the first set 15-12, Lyon Stahl lost against the 2017 6-Man runner-up, “Spyder/Res Ipsa” to finish with an impressive 2nd place!
Spyder/Res Ipsa’s roster was stacked with former national-teamer Kris Johnson, FIVB competitor Casey Patterson, AVP champion Ed Ratledge, as well as college players and former players with National titles in their careers. On the other side of the net, the Lyon Stahl Team countered with players and former players from Santa Barbara, UCLA, UCI, and Hawaii. Most importantly, the Lyon Stahl team included office manager Derek Palmer, team leader Matt Marsh, lead director Parker Boehle, lead coordinator Duncan Backus, and associate agent Mike Fisher. While the players were battling on the court, partners Brett Lyon and Woody Stahl, as well as the rest of the Lyon Stahl office were cheering on the sideline to see their favorite team and their office emblem get to the top!
According to Volleyballmag.com, the “Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament is one of the sport’s great and fun events, and also a Who’s Who of American volleyball, from indoor national team players like TJ DeFalco, David Lee, Kim Hill, and Alisha Glass; to AVP/FIVB beach players Sean Rosenthal, Trevor Crabb, Geena Urango, and Sheila Shaw; legends like Tim Hovland, Mike Dodd, and Barbara Fontana; and Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton.”
At Lyon Stahl, camaraderie is fundamental to our success. We consistently maintain a high level of focus as well keep a fun upbeat work environment. Our mixture of work and play is a major part of why our agents are so successful. Lyon Stahl is incredibly proud of the players and their 2nd place which was highly deserved, and cannot wait to come back stronger next year!
Pictures: Ed Chan/VBshots.com – Drone pictures by Richard Podgurski
Link to the official article here.