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Soukkala withstands the test of time

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Barb Soukkala has been around volleyball so long that when she began playing in 1972, her uniform included a turtleneck.

Perhaps a little outdated in today's game, there's nothing unfashionable about Soukkala's career in the sport.

Recently capping her 20th varsity season coaching at Carlton -- and 36th overall -- with a trip to the Class A state tournament, Soukkala was most flattered when her fans, friends and family members surprised and honored her in October.

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