Sam Schachter began competing with Josh Binstock in 2013. Together they’ve stood on the podium at three FIVB World Tour events, including with a gold medal at the 2014 Parana Open. In 2015 they finished second at the Major Series tournament in Porec, Croatia, earning their largest single prize payout. They posted their best result in a Grand Slam event when they finished fourth in Sao Paulo in 2014. Schachter achieved a career highlight in 2010 when he won the FIVB World Junior (U-21) Championship with Garrett May.
Family: Parents Jon and Doris Schachter… Older brother Nathan… Getting into the sport: Started playing beach volleyball at age 15 because he had a good teacher who helped him fall in love with the game… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing golf, watching movies, reading… Vacations in Florida and visits family during the off-season… Earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University… Small business owner of On2 Volleyball… Odds and Ends: Inspired by John Child and Mark Heese, the only Canadians to win an Olympic beach volleyball medal… Sometimes collects sand from the tournaments in which he plays…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIVB World Tour (Top 3): 2015 – SILVER (Major Series, Porec); 2014 – SILVER (Open, Doha), GOLD (Open, Parana)
FIVB WCh (junior): 2010 – GOLD; 2009 – 9th
FIVB WCh (youth): 2008 – 17th