All Time - Robert L Lindsay Meritorious Service Award Winners

Each Region of USA Volleyball is allowed to nominate up to five individuals per year for recognition for their service to volleyball in their Regions. The Carolina Region proudly presents past winners of its Meritorious Service Awards. We thank the individuals listed below for their dedication and commitment to furthering the sport of volleyball in North Carolina. Click on the YEAR to see more information on the award winners (for years 2001 and after)!  See bottom of page for more on the Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award.

1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Rick Bardolph Tere Dail Mark Allen Kevin Kirk Travis Croom Larry Davis
Tere Dail Rick Bardolph Mike Cowhig Cam Musser Rick Kiser Charlie McAllister
Pat Hielscher Mike Redmond Tere Dail Ron Strickland Charlie McAllister Chuck Morris
Rick Kiser Marilyn Thompson Cam Musser Roy West Bob Morgan Cam Musser
Cam Musser Clark Wright Mike Redmond   Marilyn Thompson Wendy Musser

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Rob Boggs Betty Davis Jim Bryan Cathy Jones Dee Yoe Kevin Causey
Kevin Kirk Nancy & Casey Hazelman Mary Feichter Marie Gray Lane Newsome Annette Stanley
Charlie McAllister Jeff Hoppen Jeff Joyce Dennis Branch Matt Layko Dan Pickett
Chuck Morris Chuck McCracken Donny Luke Keith Murlless Travis Croom  
Cam Musser Malinda Wendelboe Dan Pickett Darlynn & Randy Oxendine    

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Barbara Harris Joe Sagula John Boger Gregg Dinse Karl Owen Kathy Bonner
Sherry Norris Jonathon Wilson John Coulter Michelle Berry Charlie Yang Tom Tait
Fred Wendelboe Mike Yoe Traci Blankenship Susie Griffin   Michelle Wood
    Pete Mulligan      
    Diane Williams      

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Cathy Edwards Randy Follas Bill Shook Ed Matthews Dale Hartough Maria Byars
Deb Toney Ben Guiliano Kevin Wendelboe Marshall Ratliff Allan Haseley Casey Caram
Donna Rice Ingrid Wicker   Ray Wiley Craig Janak Hal Clifton
UNC Men’s Volleyball Club       Jessica Keenan Scott Huettel
UNC Women’s Volleyball Club       Marty Woods  

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Zoe Bell Chuck Donnell Jenna Hinton Doug Fagan Michael Hodge William Hoyle
Wade Brence Vaughn Hastings Linda Lang Amber Fulk Brian Magee Ronnie Mutter
Jami Oleskewicz Floyd Prophet Rick Laskey Tim Gabel Blaine Tendler Trina Sharpe
Suzanne Pignetti Ron Weigand Jean Lojko Richard Garry Tad Watson Debbie Weaver

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Michael O’Connor Pam Dickenson Sherry Fadool   Greg Fletcher Mitch Atkinson  
William Sherrill Sheila Holloway  Tony Hill  Mike Spillman  Annette Dudley  
Barbara Vaughn Mark Nalevanko Patrick Nicholas Betsey Wells Greg Jones  
  Rita Stubbs     Stephen Shepherd  

Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award

Named in honor of Robert L. Lindsay, the eighth president of USA Volleyball, 1981-1984, and a former regional commissioner, who was instrumental in the success of the national-team-in-residence program in the 1980s. This program set a new standard for all National Governing Bodies in the United States.

COMMISSION: This vehicle recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to volleyball at the local, regional, national and/or international levels through USA Volleyball or one of its Affiliate Organizations. The award is administered by national office staff.


  1. Active participation and leadership in volleyball during the current playing season as a coach, official and/or administrator.
  2. Promotion of volleyball and/or the corporation with the nominating Member Organization.
  3. Contribution of articles on volleyball in special or regular communication vehicles of the corporation and/or the nominating organization or other such publications having national and/or international distribution.
  4. Speeches or scholarly presentations that serve to promote volleyball play.
  5. Research that enhances the coaching, teaching or analysis of volley- ball play.
  6. An active role in major volleyball programs or projects.
  7. Former recipients are not eligible to receive this award from the same Affiliate Organization but are eligible to receive the recognition from other/another Affiliate Organization(s).