Misty May-Treanor and Kessel Lead Group Selected for USA
Volleyball Hall of Fame
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Misty May-Treanor will
be among a group of 25 volleyball legends and stars of the sport
who will be inducted into the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame as
presented at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet on May 22 in Columbus,
May-Treanor, a three-time Olympic Games gold medalist, will
enter the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame as its All-Time Great
Female Beach Player award recipient for 2019. She is widely
regarded as the one of the best beach volleyball players of
all-time including 21 consecutive Olympic match victories and
three FIVB World Championship titles. She finished her career
with 112 tournament titles, including 43 international titles,
and over $2 million won in prize money.
In addition to May-Treanor, John Kessel has been selected as the
2019 Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award recipient, the top honor
USA Volleyball can bestow on an individual. Kessel has devoted
five decades of his life developing the sport of volleyball. He
has conducted thousands of seminars in clinics in all 50 states
and in over 60 nations.
The USA Volleyball Hall of Fame honors players, coaches,
officials and other leaders within the sport.