Pro Volleyball Federation Announces Season Honors

On the eve of its inaugural championship, Pro Volleyball Federation has announced eight of its 10 season awards.

Showcasing the depth of the league and the quality of the players, every team had at least one major award winner. The All-League Teams were also announced – comprised of seven players per squad, regardless of position.

Two more awards remain to be announced – League MVP and Coach of the Year. Both of those accolades will be announced as part of the 2024 Pro Volleyball Federation Awards Celebration on Thursday evening, May 16 in Omaha.

Atlanta was the lone team with two honorees – Leah Edmond (Outside Hitter of the Year) and Morgan Hentz (Libero of the Year). Edmond scored 424 points with 380 kills, while Hentz played every set for the Vibe, averaging 4.2 digs and 1.2 assists.

Emiliya Dimitrova was tabbed as Opposite Hitter of the Year. The native of Shumen, Bulgaria, boasts 371 kills and 252 digs this season. Kaz Brown of the Orlando Valkyries is the Middle Blocker of the Year. She hit .333 this year with 68 blocks.

San Diego claimed the Setter of the Year Award, as Nootsara Tomkom was recognized. A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she has 932 assists which calculates to 10.59 per set. The Omaha Supernovas’ Bethania De La Cruz captured Best Server of the Year honors. She leads Pro Volleyball Federation with 32 aces during the inaugural campaign.

The Rising Star Award goes to Reagan Cooper from the Columbus Fury. She ranks fourth in the league with 339 kills after being drafted in the second round of the first Pro Volleyball Federation draft in December. Alisha Glass Childress has been recognized with the first Most Inspirational Player Award. A mother of three children all six years old or younger, she established a blog in 2002 to help mothers be their very best. Glass Childress also leads a foundation dedicated to providing financial opportunities to students and athletes with limited resources.

In addition to the individual accolades, the All-League First and Second Teams were announced, with seven players on each squad regardless of position. The team contained five outside hitters, three middle blockers and setters, two opposite hitters and one libero.

The Pro Volleyball Federation Championship will take place this week at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Tickets are on sale now and fans can purchase tickets for all sessions, the semifinals only or the championship match on Saturday.


2024 Pro Volleyball Federation Season Awards

Outside Hitter of the Year Leah Edmond, Atlanta Vibe
Middle Blocker of the Year Kaz Brown, Orlando Valkyries
Setter of the Year Nootsara Tomkom, San Diego Mojo
Libero of the Year Morgan Hentz, Atlanta Vibe
Opposite Hitter of the Year Emiliya Dimitrova, Grand Rapids Rise
Server of the Year Bethania De La Cruz, Omaha Supernovas
Most Inspirational Player Award Alisha Glass Childress, Vegas Thrill
Rising Star Award

Reagan Cooper, Columbus Fury


2024 Pro Volleyball Federation All-League Teams

First Team
Leah Edmond, Atlanta Vibe, OH
Morgan Hentz, Atlanta Vibe, L
Anna Lazareva, Atlanta Vibe, OPP
Claire Chaussee, Grand Rapids Rise, OH
Emiliya Dimitrova, Grand Rapids Rise, OPP
Bethania De La Cruz, Omaha Supernovas, OH
Brooke Nuneviller, Omaha Supernovas, OH


Second Team
Marlie Monserez, Atlanta Vibe, S
Reagan Cooper, Columbus Fury, OH
Hristina Vuchkova, Omaha Supernovas, MB 
Kaz Brown, Orlando Valkyries, MB
Ronika Stone, San Diego Mojo, MB
Nootsara Tomkom, San Diego Mojo, S 
Alisha Glass Childress, Vegas Thrill, S