Former Palisades High volleyball players Colleen Boyd Turner and Steve Salmons were inducted into the LA City Section’s Athletic Hall of Fame last Sunday during a banquet at The Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.
Pete Arbogast, the longtime radio voice of USC football, was the presider over the 2021 ceremony, which also honored Manual Arts graduate Rachel Robinson (widow of Dodgers great Jackie Robinson), Marshall alum Andy Reid (now head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs) and Hamilton graduate Rod Martin, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Raiders.
Boyd Turner (Class of ‘69) helped Palisades’ girls team to three City championships and was a three-year starter at UCLA (1970-72), where she led the Bruins to a 28-1 record and their first DGWS national title.
She played on the USA Women’s National team in two World Games (Bulgaria and Mexico) and the 1971 Pan American Games in Colombia.
Salmons (Class of ‘77) was City Player of the Year when Palisades won the inaugural Southern California Regional title. A three-time All-American at UCLA and NCAA Player of the Year in 1979, he was on the national team from 1978-86 and won 15 AVP beach events.
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