In January 2022, 130 players across 16 teams raised nearly $14,000 in the Crush Volleyball Club’s annual “Crush Cares” program. The record-breaking amount is the culmination of a decade of effort from club leadership and players to help out the local community.
In his second season at the helm of the women’s and men’s volleyball programs at Fort Valley State, a historically Black university, Larry Wrather has taken on the challenge of rebuilding the school’s women’s team and building a men’s team because he wants to see the sport grow. He has a vision for making the sport more accessible and inclusive to a diverse range of participants.
Dunphy will become the 52nd winner of the Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, which recognizes longtime significant contributions to volleyball, at the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet on May 25 in Orlando, Fla. The Frier Award is considered USA Volleyball’s highest honor.
Kim Hill is a two-time Olympian and Olympic medalist who started with the team in 2013 after being “discovered” at the U.S. Women’s Open Tryout (now the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Program). A year later, she was named MVP of the 2014 FIVB World Championship as the U.S. took gold.