USA greats Logan Tom, Clay Stanley, Todd Rogers going into Worldwide Volleyball HOF

Three former U.S. greats – all of whom received Olympic medals in 2008 – are a part of the nine-member Worldwide Volleyball Corridor of Fame 2021 class, which can be launched October 15-16:

– 4-time American indoor volleyball Olympic champion Logan Tom, the previous Stanford star, thought-about by many to be the most effective American volleyball participant of all time;

– Todd Rogers, two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2008 Olympic seashore gold medalist, now seashore coach at Cal Poly;

– The three-time US indoor Olympic champion Clay Stanley, essentially the most worthwhile participant on the 2008 Beijing Video games when the Individuals received gold.

The category contains three Brazilians. The official IVHF press launch:

The thirty fifth introductory class contains 9 award winners: four-time Olympic champion and two-time gold medalist Giovane Gavio (Brazil); four-time Olympic champion, two-time gold and two-time silver medalist Sergio Dutra Santos (Brazil); two-time Olympic gold medalist Taismary Aguero(Cuba / Italy); six-time Olympian who received one gold, one silver and two bronze medals Sergey Tetyukhin (Russia); three-time Olympic champion and gold medalist Sound Stanley (UNITED STATES); four-time Olympic champion and two-time silver medalist Logan Tom (UNITED STATES); three-time Olympic participant with a gold, a silver and a bronze medal Ricardo Santos (Brazil); three-time Olympic champion and gold medalist Todd Rogers (UNITED STATES); and former President of the European Confederation and second Govt Vice-President of the FIVB André Meyer (Luxembourg) accepted as supervisor.

Tom, a four-time AVCA All-American at Stanford and 1999 Nationwide Volleyball Participant of the Yr, has performed with varied skilled groups in her profession and at present coaches the Israeli nationwide staff.

Rogers performed collegially at UC Santa Barbara. He was a deputy on the 2004 Olympics with Sean Scott, received gold with Phil Dalhausser in 2008 and performed once more with Dalhausser in 2012.

Stanley got here from a volleyball household and his father Jon performed for the USA Olympic staff in 1968. Stanley performed in Hawaii and professionally in Europe. The USA staff received the gold medal in 2008 and Stanley was not solely MVP, but in addition greatest scorer and greatest server.

There was no introduction to the Worldwide Volleyball Corridor in 2020, so this class is bigger than regular. After the inauguration of the category in 2021, the Holyoke, Massachusetts corridor could have 155 members from 25 nations.

“This course lasted two years and we’re excited to have the ability to have a good time the careers and legacies of those 9 unimaginable newcomers once more,” mentioned IVHF Managing Director George Mulry.

“That is going to be a very exceptional induction ceremony in October and I hope that volleyball followers from everywhere in the world will make the journey to Holyoke or tune in to the dwell broadcast. Will probably be a really particular occasion. “

Click on right here for a video and extra info on the IVHF web site.

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