VIDEO: Dalevik looks back on record-breaking career in Rattlers colours

By Scott Roblin
February 18, 2019 - 8:28pm Updated: February 20, 2019 - 4:53pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB – For Alfred Dalevik, it’s hard to believe that four years with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers has come to a close.

But the Swede made the most out of his final chapter on Saturday night, setting a new Rattlers men’s volleyball record with the 457th dig of his storied career.

Passing his assistant coach Brendan Lutz for the franchise record, Dalevik ended his final game in a Rattlers jersey with 15 kills, seven digs and two service aces, and sits three digs up on Lutz for top spot.

Ending his career as one of the most decorated players to ever attend Medicine Hat College, Dalevik won a bronze medal with the Rattlers at 2016 CCAA Nationals, holds the all-time kills record with 698 kills, and sits second in career aces (79).

Dalevik is set to graduate from the applied arts program this spring and is eyeing a professional volleyball contract in his native Sweden.

While Dalevik stole the headlines in the five set marathon (25-13, 25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 15-12) victory over the SAIT Trojans, veteran Tyler Olson was also honoured playing in his final ACAC contest.

The pair have experienced the joy of a national medal together, while also fighting through some adversity with the Rattlers this season, who just missed out on a playoff spot.

CHAT Sports spoke to Dalevik following his final game as a Rattler on Saturday, along with Olson and head coach Mark Porter about the impact the record-breaking outside hitter has had on the program.

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