Retirement Series: Nick Lucena

Two-time Olympian and 20-year beach volleyball veteran Nick Lucena retired from the sport earlier this month to take a coaching job at Florida State University.

Expansion of the NCAA Men’s Division I-II Volleyball Championship Field

The NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee agreed in principle to the expansion of the National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship from seven teams to 12.

Longtime Heart of America Commissioner Hank VanArsdale Passes Away

USA Volleyball was saddened to learn of the death of Hank VanArsdale, longtime commissioner of the Heart of America Region and volleyball official.

World ParaVolley Honors U.S. Athletes and Staff

In honor of World ParaVolley Day on April 24, the World ParaVolley organization released its 2022 awards and honored several U.S. athletes, coaches and officials

Crush Volleyball Club Makes a Difference By Giving Back

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.

Positive Energy Abounds at Fort Valley State University

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.

Unexpected Opportunities Fuel Benedict College Men’s Team

Benedict College is one of six HBCUs that started a men’s volleyball program thanks to grants from USA Volleyball and First Point Volleyball Foundation. Find out more about the new team.

Marv Dunphy to be Given Frier Award at Hall of Fame Ceremony

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.

Clubs Partner with USAV for Beach ParaVolley Programming

Five volleyball clubs from around the country will partner with USA Volleyball to carry out beach ParaVolley programming for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.

WNT Update: Monza Making Moves in Italy

Updates on U.S. women playing for professional clubs overseas