VOECK NAMED NCAA WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SECRETARY-RULES EDITOR
Julie Voeck, a collegiate volleyball official for over two decades, was named the NCAA secretary‑rules editor for women’s volleyball last month.
Voeck will begin her new role Sept. 1, 2023. Over the next year, she will shadow Anne Pufahl, the current NCAA secretary‑rules editor for the sport whose term will end after 12 years of service.
During her time on the court, Voeck has officiated the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship from 2004‑21. In addition, she officiated the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship finals in 2011, 2012, 2021 and 2022, and the NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship title match in 2014, 2018 and 2022.
The 2022‑23 year will be her last calling matches on the court.
“This was a difficult decision, because I love officiating,” said Voeck, who has served as president of the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials since 2012. “I wasn’t looking to retire, but when this opportunity came up, it means I’m leaving as an active official sooner than I was prepared for.”
In recent years, Voeck has regularly attended NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee meetings to give committee members the perspective of an on‑court official while they deliberate potential rules changes for the sport.
One of the changes Voeck is an advocate of is the challenge review system, which has been a permanent fixture in NCAA women’s volleyball since 2016.