The JVA is pleased to announce the 20 female indoor junior volleyball athletes selected as 2019 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders. These student athletes are at the top of their class, and along with academic excellence, they exemplify outstanding volleyball performance, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness.

This year’s honorees display consistency in their dedication, hard work, and discipline as a well-rounded high school student-athlete. They were nominated by their Club Director as an individual that goes above and beyond to positively represent their club.

This year’s list of honorees is very impressive” states JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn. “These young women represent some of the best and brightest in their community, who are making such a positive impact on others. It is truly inspiring to read what they can accomplish while attending school and playing competitive volleyball.  They give me confidence in the future of our sport and our junior community.”

The Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders represent a variety of JVA member clubs nationwide. All honorees are freshman, sophomores or juniors in high school during the 2018-2019 school year. Recipients of this award will be presented with an award at the JVA Player Awards Reception on June 24th at 2:00 PM ET during the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL. Click HERE to learn more about the award.

2019 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders

Maddie Bonifas – 2020 Opposite/Right Side. Virginia Elite in Alexandria, VA
Priya Dave – 2020 Setter. Club Fusion Volleyball in Batavia, IL
Kennedy Dolmage – 2020 Libero/Defense Specialist. Legacy Volleyball Club in Sterling Heights, MI
Abby Dunford – 2020 Libero/Defense Specialist. NASA Volleyball in Huntsville, AL
Allie Goss – 2020 Middle Blocker. Tier Ten Volleyball in Spencer, IN
Kelsey Henderson – 2020 Libero/Defense Specialist. Wisconsin Juniors in Pleasant Prairie, WI
Lizzie Holscher – 2020 Libero/Defense Specialist. MN Select Volleyball Club in Maple Grove, MN
Adriana Kim – 2020 Setter. Triangle Volleyball Club in Morrisville, NC
Mina Orlic – 2020 Setter. La Jolla Volleyball Club in La Jolla, CA
Lily Summers – 2020 Outside Hitter. Club 1 VBC in Plainfield, IL
Cara Atkinson – 2021 Middle Blocker. Southern Performance in Birmingham, AL
Alexa Austin – 2021 Middle Blocker. K2 Volleyball Club in Knoxville, TN
Zoe Brader-Araje – 2021 Outside Hitter. Triangle Volleyball Club in Morrisville, NC
Sisy Chen – 2021 Middle Blocker. Chicago Elite in Chicago,IL
Jaclyn Garbarino – 2021 Libero/Defense Specialist. Warriors Volleyball Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY
Jordan Quinones – 2021 Middle Blocker. Chicago Elite in Chicago, IL
Brynn Smith – 2021 Libero/Defense Specialist. MN Select Volleyball Club in Maple Grove, MN
Sydney Taylor – 2021 Libero/Defense Specialist. Mintonette Sports in Columbus, OH
Lauren Green – 2022 Outside Hitter. Sports Performance in Aurora, IL
Jenna Kuhny – 2022 Libero/Defense Specialist. Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, IL

To view more information on each honoree, click HERE. For more related reading on JVA awards click HERE.

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About the Junior Volleyball Association

The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and to this day, with nearly 1,300 clubs, is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.