Nadia Tialavea
Volleyball 2023
Nadia Tialavea grew up playing volleyball recreationally, but it wasn’t until her daughter started playing in 2008 that Tialavea became fully involved in the sport. During the past 15 years, she’s made up for lost time with her contributions to officiating in the South Puget Sound.
Tialavea helped support every aspect of the Power Surge and Puget Sound Volleyball Club teams, including running tournaments, fundraising, and assisting with anything else that was needed. In 2012, she made the shift onto the court as an official, joining the Tacoma-Pierce County volleyball Officials Board. She trained as an official, line judge, and scorer and has spent the past 10 years officiating middle school, recreational, high school, and college volleyball  matches.
During her time as an official, Tialavea has worked three high school state tournaments and served as support crew for the NWAC community college championship. Since 2020, she has also been an official for the Puget Sound Region/USA Volleyball. Off the court, she impacts the TPCVOB as a member of the Executive Board for the past eight years, where she has held the roles of secretary, second vice president, first vice president, and president.
2023 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients