Awards

Gateway Meritorious Service Award Winners

Each year, the Gateway Region is allowed to name up to 5 people to receive the Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award - named in honor of a former USA Volleyball President. The award recognizes those individuals who have contributed greatly to the sport of volleyball on a regional level.

In 2006 the award was renamed in honor of Dennis Lafata, former Associate Commissioner and Gateway Region office staff member, who passed away in October 2005 after an extended battle with leukemia.

2016 Janet Howes Keith Touzinsky Ruby Winschel Dale Woodson Zach Young
2015 Carl Ritter Jr Dan Smith Ron Stewart Bryan Pieschel Val Ikemeier
2014 Shenee Boyle Mike Juenger Lisa Kowalski Deb Nicollerat Mark Sicking
2013 James Atteberry Donna Hall Holly Luenemann Tony Stratman Jessica Werner
2012 Austin Betz Deb Fortner Keith Hock Diane Mounts Karen Schmitz
2011 Brad Bruns Karen Davis Denise Naes Chris Reid Paul Scovill
2010 Tom Ackerman Johnny Chittakone Becky Czuppon Anne Kordes John Yehling
2009 Larry Furrer Gretchen Moser Kevin Nelson Debbie Palmer Shawna Stover
2008 Tanya Jansen Matt Klump Melanie Korte Shannon Loso Kevin Stapleton-Cloud
2007 Alison Anderson Corey Arbini Rich Farmer Tom Irvin Tom Schaefer
2006 Todd Gober Don LaChance Scott Mebruer Sharen Speckhals Bill Wagner
2005 Jeff Gabbert Tim Mills Matt Ryan Phil Stalling Nicki Werner
2004 Chuck Auer Larry Dolvig Chris Frankenfield Donna Gunning Marty Prochko
2003 Steve Burkard Steve Mueth Marie Self Bill Williams Dan Williams
2002 Dave Brenner Michelle Brenner Peter Dore' Jeff Juenger Larry Matysik
2001 Ken Archibald Barb Schmidt Tim Tolson Pete Wung Ron Young
2000 Albert Fields Trish Knight Jay Schenk Mary Schenk Jo Ellen Stringer
1999 Teri Clemens Joe Flanigan Mark Harris Wayne Pounds Denise Silvester
1998 Pam Bauer John Curran Mary Klauke Dennis Nosco David Van Trump
1997 Kathy Harris Pam Jones Donna Mayer Scott Mertens Ken O'Day
1996 Barb Eichner Pat Steele Genie Swanston Pete Watts Augie Werner
1995 Tracy Ammons Ruth Beardslee Tacy Herr Ruth Ann McGrory Bill Scalise
1994 Lee Clauss Steve Elmore Dennis Lafata Sue Maihot Chris (Warner) Clauss

Other National USAV Awards

The USA Volleyball National Organization awards individuals for various specific honors. Members who have received these awards are as follows:

USAV Leader in Volleyball Award
Chris Clauss - 2009

YJOV Outstanding Male Coach Award
Jim Kron, Midwest Select - 2000
Vince Reynolds, St. Louis High Performance - 2008

YJOV Outstanding Female Coach Award
Lynne Schenk, Express VBC - 2001
Caren Etling, Spikers - 2002
Debbie Nicollerat, Missouri Thunder - 2008
Shenee Boyle, Rockwood Thunder - 2009
Shannon Loso, Rockwood Thunder - 2013

YJOV Outstanding Clinician Award
Corey Arbini - 2008
Donna Hall - 2011

YJOV Outstanding Service Award
Donna Mayer - 2009

YJOV Outstanding Parent Service Award
Matt Heimrich - 2010

JOV Outstanding Scorekeeper Award
Dennis Lafata - 1999

Edward P. Lauten Scorekeeper Award
Dennis Lafata - 2004

Nancy S. Sharpless Scorekeeper Emeritus Award
Dennis Lafata, posthumously - 2007

Silver Whistle Award
Erik Fisaga - 2007

Joseph B. "Joe" Sharpless Arbitrator's Service Award
Chris Clauss - 2011