The Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeader Award selects male and female indoor junior volleyball athletes who exemplify academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness.

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As an organization committed to the growth and development of junior volleyball, we value the commitment and achievement of our JVA athletes. 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.

Eligibility

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 female athletes per age division per club and 3 male athletes per 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.

Recognition

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.

2020 Ultra Ankle JVA AthLeader Award

NamePositionClubHometown
Rielee GourdeLibero/DSExcel NW Volleyball ClubCamas, WA
Hannah Rose MorrowSetterNC Volleyball AcademyDurham, NC
Jessica HorwathOutside HItterSky HighCrystal Lake, IL
NamePositionClubHometown
Gracie DiNardoOpposite/RSLexington UnitedLexington, KY
Brooke ChristensenOutside HitterMN Select Volleyball ClubMaple Grove, MN
James ZippayOpposite/RSHigh performance STLHazelwood, MO
Hannah BehrmannSetterCarolina Union Volleyball ClubCharlotte, NC
Lauren StempleSetterExcel NW VBCCamas, WA
Becca MackOutside HItterImpact Volleyball AcademyWinter Haven, FL
NamePositionClubHometown
Laughlin MurraySetterCarolina Union Volleyball ClubCharlotte, NC
Sally NorthMiddle BlockerDallas Premier VBCPlano, TX
Lauryn JeffriesLibero/DSImpact Volleyball AcademyWinter Haven, FL
Raleigh KuipersSetterMichigan Volleyball AcademyGrand Rapids, MI
Dominique BrowderMiddle BlockerSports Performance Volleyball ClubAurora, IL
Leah BylutLibero/DSSports Performance Volleyball ClubAurora, IL
Piper StevensOutside HItterSurfside Volleyball ClubManhattan Beach, CA
Amelia HammondOpposite/RSTriangle Volleyball ClubMorrisville, NC
Ian GlashagelOpposite/RSClub 1Plainfield, IL
Mason MortimerOpposite/RSMN Select Volleyball ClubMaple Grove, MN
NamePositionClubHometown
Bella RayMiddle BlockerClub 1Plainfield, IL
Elizabeth NorrisSetterMichigan Elite Volleyball AcademyWarren, MI
Sarah MorbitzerLibero/DSMintonette SportsPowell, OH
Eleanor DavisMiddle BlockerPNKLouisville, KY
Jacob CraigLibero/DSRichmond Volleyball ClubRichmond, VA
Ryan RebneSetterTriangle Volleyball ClubMorrisville, NC
Jacob CraigOutside HItterHigh Performance STLHazelwood, MO

Past Ultra Ankle JVA AthLeaders

2019
2018
2017
2016

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