Lindsey Berg first caught the eye of Punahou varsity volleyball coach Diana McKibbin when she was 7, practicing her jump serve on the beach at the Outrigger Canoe Club. By the time she was a high schooler, jump serving was an innate skill, and she was able to consistently ace her opponents.
“Lindsey came on the court and started serving, and she could nail down five, six, seven aces in a row through her jump serving,” McKibbin said. “I remember once she probably served 13 in a row. ‘Boom, game over.’”
While at Punahou, Berg was named to the All-State volleyball team three years in a row. After attending the University of Minnesota, she was named to the All-America and All-Big Ten teams. She joined the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team from 2003 – 2013, and was a three-time Olympian in 2004, 2008 and 2012, winning two silver medals. She also played professionally in Italy and Turkey.
“She’s a passionate, fiery, competitive gal,” McKibbin said. “I knew that she was going to take charge and lead because she was born to be a leader.”