The Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeader Award selects 20 girls indoor junior volleyball players who exemplify academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness.

Congratulations to the 2019 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders!  View honorees HERE. Read full release HERE.

As an organization committed to the growth and development of junior volleyball, we value the commitment and achievement of our JVA players. This award recognizes the top JVA member club players in the nation for outstanding achievement outside of the volleyball court in the 15s-18s age divisions.


Players graduating High School in 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020 are eligible for nomination by a JVA Club Director or Club Administrator. Nominees display leadership, responsibility, and success in extracurricular activities (i.e. volunteer work, honor roll, class officer, musical achievements, etc). Nominations will require the player’s name, club, team, and a list of accolades earned outside of the volleyball court. Limit 3 players in each age division per club.

Nomination Period

Nominations will be accepted April 7th-May 1st.

Selection Process

Awardees will be chosen by the JVA Awards Committee and announced in May, 2020.


Winners will be presented with an award and gift from Ultra Ankle® at the JVA Midyear meeting at the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL. Winners will have the opportunity to accept an NCSA I Will Award to provide guidance and exposure to the recruiting process.

2019 Ultra Ankle JVA AthLeader Award

Lauren GreenOutside HitterSports Performance
Jenna KuhnyLibero/Defense SpecialistSports Performance Volleyball Club
Sisy ChenMiddle BlockerChicago Elite
Jordan QuinonesMiddle BlockerChicago Elite
Lily SummersOutside HitterClub 1 VBC
Alexa AustinMiddle BlockerK2 Volleyball Club
Sydney TaylorLibero/Defense SpecialistMintonette
Brynn SmithLibero/Defense SpecialistMN Select Volleyball Club
Cara AtkinsonMiddle BlockerSouthern Performance VB
Zoe Brader-ArajeOutside HitterTriangle Volleyball Club
Jaclyn GarbarinoLibero/Defense SpecialistWarriors Volleyball Club
Priya DaveSetterClub Fusion Volleyball - Batavia
Mina OrlicSetterLa Jolla Volleyball Club
Kennedy DolmageLibero/Defense SpecialistLegacy Volleyball Club
Lizzie HolscherLibero/Defense SpecialistMN Select Volleyball Club
Abby DunfordLibero/Defense SpecialistNASA
Allie GossMiddle BlockerTier Ten
Adriana KimSetterTriangle Volleyball Club
Maddie BonifasOpposite/Right SideVirginia Elite
Kelsey HendersonLibero/Defense SpecialistWisconsin Juniors

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