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

Nominate Your Athlete(s) Here

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 2024, 2023, 2022 and 2021 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 6th-April 30th.

Selection Process

Awardees will be chosen by the JVA Awards Committee and announced in May, 2021.


Winners will be presented with an award and a gift from Ultra Ankle®.

2020 Ultra Ankle JVA AthLeader Award

Rielee GourdeLibero/DSExcel NW Volleyball ClubCamas, WA
Hannah Rose MorrowSetterNC Volleyball AcademyDurham, NC
Jessica HorwathOutside HItterSky HighCrystal Lake, IL
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
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
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


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