Al Scates, 2017

Alice Chambers Sanchez, 2022

The legendary friend of the sport, turns 90-years old in March, 2023, and was selected as the 2022 winner of the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame (SCIVBHOF) Lifetime Service Award. Attending Narbonne High School in Lomita, she did not begin playing volleyball until age 25 in a house wives league after she was married with four children. She started organizing and running Southern California area tournaments back in 1960, and ran events for 59 years until stopping in 2019 at the age of 86. Her work and expertise included all the scheduling for as many as 90 teams and officials over one tournament. Alice played in her first USVBA championships in San Antonio in 1963 and played for 52 years until retiring in 2015. Playing for the Mavericks, she won titles in the 30s, 35s, 40s, 45s, 50s, 55s, 60s and 65s. She helped start the 30s division in 1977 in Hilo, Hawaii and was part of the winning team. She also won numerous senior national titles starting in 1983. She accomplished everything without ever being an All-American, “but with my competitive drive, I could match any of the All-Americans,” said Chambers Sanchez.