6 Junior Leaders Being Honored at Hall of Fame

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | April 02, 2019, 10:39 a.m. (ET)

Kevin Wong and his wife Sherry are recipients of the Junior Outstanding Program Director Award
Kevin Wong, second from right, and his wife Sherry are recipients of the Junior Outstanding Program Director Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 2, 2019) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce the final six award recipients who will be honored during its Hall of Fame inductions presented at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet on May 22 in Columbus, Ohio.

USA Volleyball Hall of FameThe six awardees comprise the Junior Assembly Leadership Awards category, and they will join other legends of the game receiving their Hall of Fame enshrinement including John Kessel as the Harold T. Friermood “Frier” award and Misty May-Treanor as the All-Time Great Female Beach Player.

Kessel Selected 2019 Frier | Misty May-Treanor Selected for USAV Hall of Fame

Sherry and Kevin Wong have been selected to receive the Junior Outstanding Program Director award. Priscila Cunha de Almeida has been chosen to receive the Junior Outstanding Male Female Coach award.

Ken Levy will be presented the Junior Outstanding Clinician award in Columbus, while Kari Duncan will receive the Junior Outstanding Referee award. Colleen Houk has been chosen as this year’s Junior Outstanding Service award recipient and Trish Fay will be presented the Junior Outstanding Parent award.

“We are happy to announce the recipients of the Junior Assembly Leadership Awards,” said Chris Clauss, chair of USA Volleyball Recognition and Award Commission and the Junior Assembly Leadership Awards. “We applaud their service and contributions to the junior volleyball community.”

Tickets for the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame inductions presented at the Boyce Banquet can be purchased for $75 by clicking here.

Nominations for 2019-2020 Junior Assembly Leadership Awards can be sent to Clauss at cmwarner24@gmail.com.

For more information on the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame including past recipients, click here.

2019 USA Volleyball Hall of Fame Recipients
John Kessel - Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award
Misty May-Treanor - All-Time Great Female Beach Player Award
Ron Von Hagan - All-Time Great Male Beach Player Award
Kendra Lancaster - All-Time Great Female Player Award – Sitting
Beth McLachlin - Flo Hyman All-Time Great Female Player Award
Bryan Ivie - Tom Haine All-Time Great Male Player Award
Bill Stratton - All-Time Great Player Award – Pioneer Division (2019 Only)
J. Rashin - All-Time Great Player Award – Pioneer Division (2019 Only)
Bjorn “Joe” Johansen - All-Time Great Player Award – Pioneer Division (2019 Only)
Bernie Specht - All-Time Great Player Award – Pioneer Division (2019 Only)
Stephanie Schleuder - Bertha Lucas All-Time Great Coach Award – Pioneer Division
Pete Hanson - Donald S. Shondell All-Time Great Coach Award – Contemporary Division
Steve Bishop - George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award
Gloria Cox - George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award
Joel Reinford - Wilbur H. Peck Referee Emeritus Award
Tom Sullivan – Nancy S. Sharpless Scorekeeper Emeritus Award
Lori Okimura – William G. Morgan Award
Sherry and Kevin Wong – Junior Outstanding Program Director
Priscila Cunha de Almeida – Junior Outstanding Female Coach
Ken Levy – Junior Outstanding Clinician
Kari Duncan – Junior Outstanding Referee
Colleen Houk – Junior Outstanding Service
Trish Fay – Junior Outstanding Parent