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Former NORCECA President Lulo Mendoza passes away

Mr Mendoza, here with NORCECA President and FIVB 1st Executive Vice-President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, was granted with the Golden Collar Order by the NORCECA Executive Committee and Board of Administration last April for his services to volleyball
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, January 4, 2014 – The NORCECA Confederation regrets to inform that its past president Luis “Lulo” Mendoza passed away in his native Puerto Rico on Saturday after a long illness.

Mr Mendoza, a lawyer by profession, presided over the NORCECA Confederation from 1988-2001 and was a former member of the FIVB Board of Administration.

He also chaired the FIVB Legal Commission
(1978-1986) and was a member and President of the FIVB Rules of the Game Commission (1986-2001).

In his native Puerto Rico he was recognized as a sport leader and presided the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation from 1986-95 and coached the women’s national team in the 70’s.

“Lulo Mendoza dedicated for the most part of his life to the sport of volleyball and led our institution during very tough critical times,” NORCECA President and FIVB 1st Executive Vice-President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz said. “We are deeply saddened by the news and NORCECA always will be in debt with Lulo for all his dedication towards our discipline.”

“I had a close relationship with Lulo and he was always willing to share his experiences,” Mr Marte added. “He was a symbol of volleyball in his native Puerto Rico and a beloved person in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Last April, the NORCECA Executive Committee and Board of Administration conferred Mr Mendoza the Golden Collar Order for his services to volleyball.


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