Newport Beach resident John Alstrom was honored by USA Volleyball as one of its two Thomas Haine All-Time Great Player Award recipients at the 66th annual Dorothy Boyce Awards and Recognition Banquet in Dallas.
Alstrom earned many accolades during his playing days. He led an unseeded Fresno Volleyball Club to the gold medal at the 1967 USA Volleyball National Championships and he won the gold with the U.S. men at the Pan American Games.
Alstrom finished second at the USA Volleyball National Championships in 1968. That same year, he won the AAU title as part of the Outrigger Canoe Club, teaming up with John Lowell and Jon Stanley.