USA Volleyball is excited to announce the volleyball standouts who will be honored at the 2022 USA Volleyball Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet on May 25 in Orlando, Fla.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 6, 2022) – USA Volleyball Gulf Coast Region Commissioner Philip Bryant has been added to the prestigious list of those who will be honored at the at the 2022 USA Volleyball Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet on May 25 in Orlando, Fla.
The May event at the Rosen Centre will be the first in-person USA Volleyball Hall of Fame ceremony since 2019. Tickets are available at 2022 USA Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Bryant (AKA Coach Bryant), a leader in the drive to make beach volleyball an NCAA sport, will receive the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award, which recognizes longtime significant contributions to volleyball programs and activities as a player, coach, official, leader and/or administrator for at least 20 years.
Among others added to the list of honorees:
- John Hughes, commissioner of the USAV Western Empire Region in western New York, will receive the Dr. Neville A. “Doc” Booth Commissioner’s Award.
- Liz Masakayan, a 1988 indoor Olympian and international beach champion, will be named All-Time Great Female Beach Athlete.
- The All-Time Great Male Beach Athlete award will go to two-time world champion Sinjin Smith.
- Four-time Olympian and gold medalist Phil Dalhausser will be honored as the 2021 National Team Male Athlete of the Year.
A full list of awards is below.
George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award: Phillip Bryant
Dr. Neville A. “Doc” Booth Commissioner’s Award: John Hughes (WEVA)
Joseph B. Sharpless Arbitrator Service Award: Linda Lawrence
James E. Coleman National Team Award (1 of 2): Marilyn McReavy Nolan
James E. Coleman National Team Award (2 of 2): Mary Jo Peppler
All-Time Great Female Beach Athlete: Liz Masakayan
All-Time Great Male Beach Athlete: Sinjin Smith
National Team Male Athlete of the Year: Phil Dalhausser
Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Lifetime Achievement Award: Marv Dunphy
William G. Morgan “Founder’s” Award: Cecile Reynaud
Rebecca B. Howard Diversity & Inclusion Award: Michelle Brittain-Watts
Medal of Honor: Stacy Sykora
All-Time Great Male Indoor Athlete: Scott Fortune
All-Time Great Female Indoor Athlete: Tammy (Liley) Leibl
National Team Female Athlete of the Year: April Ross
Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Ayden Keeter
Junior Female Athlete of the Year: McKenna Godsey
Indoor Junior Club of the Year: Oklahoma Charge VBC
Beach Junior Club of the Year: Optimum Beach-FL
Indoor Junior Club Director of the Year: Joel Sanchez
Beach Junior Club Director of the Year: Katie Lindelow Dickens
Junior Female Coach of the Year: Priscilla Piantadosi Lima
Junior Male Coach of the Year: Mike Picard
Wilbur H. “Wil” Peck Referee Emeritus Award: Joan Powell
Official of the Year: Christina Newby Fiebich