2016 Founders Award: Laurie McCarter
The USYVL Founders Award is presented annually to the individual who has exhibited outstanding leadership, demonstrated a sustained commitment to our programs, and has made a positive impact on the organization. This year we are honored to present the Founders Award to Laurie McCarter, who started with the organization in 1999. Laurie began as a registration assistant and soon agreed to take on the role of Head Coach for her son’s team. Additionally, she served as a Site Director where she oversaw the Moorpark program for 10 years. During her tenure with USYVL she has filled a number of roles including Coach, Clinician, Site Director and city representative. Laurie has three children, Kyle, Jessica, and Katie who all played volleyball with USYVL. Laurie also met her future husband, Paul McCarter, during her first season with USYVL. Paul was serving as a USYVL Clinician and remained in that role for the entire time Laurie served as a Site Director.