Each year, USA Volleyball presents Meritorious Service Awards to individuals and/or groups that provide outstanding contributions to the sport of volleyball across the country. Each Region is allowed to nominate and select up to five individuals or groups for this recognition each year. The Carolina Region is pleased to announce the following individuals as recipients of 2006 Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Awards. All award recipients will be recognized in the 2007 USA Volleyball Guidebook. A listing of all previous winners of Carolina Region Meritorious Service Awards can be found here.
* Zoe Bell - Zoe is a long-time coach in the Charlotte area with the Carolina Juniors. She has also been a tournament director in the region.
* Wade Brence - Wade has been a player, coach, and a distinguished official in the Carolina Region for many years. He has served on the Board of Directors for 8 years.
* Jami Oleskewicz - Jami has promoted the sport in North Carolina as a Carolina Region Board member for four seasons. She is also a player in the region.
* Suzanne Pignetti - Suzanne is another distinguished coach in the Charlotte area with the Carolina Juniors. She has been a tournament director for the region in the past as well.
The Carolina Region would like to thank each of these individuals for their continued support of volleyball in North Carolina! Without people like these, the Carolina Region would not be where it is today. If you have a chance to meet these honorees or any previous year’s winners, please thank them for their many contributions!
If you would like to nominate someone for a 2007 Meritorious Service Award, please contact the Region Office. Any person or group that works to promote volleyball in some way is eligible.