History-making class celebrates vast history and accomplishments.
HOLYOKE, Mass., May 24, 2022 - The International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF) is proud to announce its induction class of 2022. This history-making class spans a vast range of accomplishments, expertise, and history and will be enshrined on Saturday, October 22 in Holyoke.
The 36th Induction class includes six honorees for the 2022 class: four-time beach Olympian and three-time gold medal winner Kerri Walsh Jennings (United States); all-time great indoor Brazilian Men’s and Women’s coach Bernardo “Bernardinho” Rezende (Brazil); founder and first president of World ParaVolley, Pieter Joon (Netherlands), who will become the first inductee in the ParaVolley category; four-time indoor Olympian and winner of two silver and two bronze medals, Samuele Papi (Italy); three-time indoor Olympian and bronze medal winner, Fernanda Venturini (Brazil); and former Technical Director of the Dutch Federation and FIVB Technical Committee member for 30 years, Peter Murphy (Netherlands), inducted as a leader.
“This is a remarkable class of inductees for 2022,” said IVHF President Steve Bishop, also the President of the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. “On behalf of the IVHF Board of Directors, we look forward to welcoming these legends and their families to Holyoke for the celebration of the year. It is a special moment to watch each inductee reflect on their respective careers as they are celebrated for their many accomplishments and contributions to our sport. We invite the entire volleyball family to join us for this year’s event.”
All told, the IVHF has inducted 155 individuals from 25 countries into its historic Hall of Fame – those totals will rise to 161 inductees after the 2022 event, including the first-ever inductee in the ParaVolley category.
"All eyes will be on Holyoke this October" noted IVHF Executive Director George Mulry. "We are excited to honor this history-making class featuring one of the most dominant beach players to ever grace the sand, the first-ever inductee in the ParaVolley category, leaders on the court, the sidelines and on the cutting edge of the game. This class covers it all and is sure to make for quite an emotional Induction Ceremony.”
The 2022 International Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Ticket packages are available online at VolleyHall.org/Induction-Celebration.
We encourage all volleyball enthusiasts to sign up to become a member of the IVHF through our membership program which will provide you behind-the-scenes and exclusive content before, during and after Induction Weekend. For more information on the membership program, visit VolleyHall.org/memberships.
The International Volleyball Hall of Fame is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Holyoke, Mass., and is dedicated to preserving, honoring and promoting the game of volleyball at every level - men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The IVHF was incorporated in 1978 and continues to create a diversely representative institution from a wide range of countries and disciplines. For more information on the induction events, please visit the Hall’s website at www.VolleyHall.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the IVHF Induction Class of 2022
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