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.
Players graduating High School in 2026, 2025, 2024 and 2023 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.
Nominations will be accepted April 3-April 28, 2023.
Awardees will be chosen by the JVA Awards Committee and announced in May 2023.
Winners will be presented with an award and a gift from Fivestar and the JVA.
2022 JVA AthLeader Award Winners
|Nathen Toth||Outside Hitter, Beach Player||Ultimate Volleyball Club||Chicago, IL|
|Mike Anderson||Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker,||MN Select||Maple Grove, MN|
|Avery Jackson||Outside Hitter||MadFrog||Dallas, TX|
|Sabine Kanz||Setter, Outside Hitter||SynergyForce VBC||Rocklin, CA|
|Bella Lineberger||Setter||Triangle Volleyball Club||Morrisville, NC|
|Madisyn (Maddie) Henderson||Libero/DS||Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club||Pleasant Prairie, WI|
|Jessica Horwath||Outside Hitter, Beach Player||Progression Beach Volleyball||Chicago, IL|
|Kiah Jackson||Middle Blocker||The Academy Volleyball Club||Indianapolis, IN|
|Sami Kline||Middle Blocker||Triangle Volleyball Club||Morrisville, NC|
|Hannah Morrow||Setter||Triangle Volleyball Club||Morrisville, NC|
|Kaitlyn Thick||Outside Hitter||New WAVE||Darien, IL|
|Katherine Yanni||Outside Hitter||Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Eve Martin||Setter||Legacy Volleyball Club||Novi, MI|
|Kaitlin Fasbender||Middle Blocker||The Academy Volleyball Club||Indianapolis, IN|
|Marcella Ingram||Outside Hitter, Libero/DS||Rocket City Volleyball Club||Huntsville, AL|
|Gavin Laurie||Setter||MOD Volleyball Club||Chicago, IL|
|Caroline Lucas||Middle Blocker||Carolina One Volleyball||Mauldin, SC|
|Aubrie Moore||Outside Hitter||SynergyForce VBC||Rocklin, CA|
|Ellie Oyebode||Opposite/Right Side||Columbia Volleyball Academy||Columbia, MD|
|Alex Rosenow||Libero/DS||Club 1||Plainfield, IL|