Volleyball BC has had the pleasure of working with thousands of amazing individuals over the years and British Columbia is filled with some of the most passionate volleyball enthusiasts in the nation. Volleyball BC holds an annual award nomination process and ceremony to call attention to and publicly honour these individuals for the time and effort they put in to the sport.

Additionally, Volleyball BC has been given the honour of presenting the Ray Lepp Scholarship to two student athletes annually who have the potential to join the National team.

2019 Volleyball BC Excellence Awards

Youth volleyball opportunities in BC would not be possible without countless people giving time and energy to the development of athletes and the sport in general. These awards recognize individuals who have made noteworthy contributions during the 2018-2019 club, beach, and high school seasons. Awards include:

  • Athlete Excellence Award, presented by CITYWIDE Sundecks & Railings – Roan McCarthy
  • Rising Star (25 years & under) Coach of the Year – Megan Rosenlund
  • Female & Male High School Coach of the Year – Sara Corneil & Dale Quiring
  • Female & Male Club Coach of the Year – Katie Wuttunee & Tom Attieh
  • Rookie Official of the Year – Ryder Kehler
  • Official of the Year – Trevor Thors
  • Vale Savege Referee Development Award – Ron de Jesus
  • Ed Neufeld Memorial Award – Mark Lindal
  • Community Sport Administrator Award – James Tecson
  • Program Development Award – Troy Lorenson

Download Award Description Submit a nomination

  • The nomination deadline is Friday, December 13, 2019. 
  • Recipients will be notified in Early January 2020 (at the latest).

Celebrate with us! The 2019 Volleyball BC Excellence Awards will be presented at the 2020 Volleyball BC Hall of Fame & Excellence Awards Banquet Date:  Saturday, February 1st, 2020 Time:  5:30pm-9:30pm Location:  Vancouver Hilton Metrotown

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Ray Lepp Scholarship

Congratulation to our  2020 recipients of the annual Ray Lepp Scholarship, Kirsten Kampman and Cole Brandsma. The $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year to a post-secondary male and female athlete who meet the scholarship criteria and show promise of competing for Canada at the national team level.

Selected from a group of very strong applicants, these athletes have shown a tremendous amount of dedication and commitment to the sport of volleyball and have received numerous accolades for their accomplishments. To read the full story, click HERE

Kirsten Kampman

2019 High School Athlete of the Year
2018 Team BC 18U Canada Cup (Gold)
2018 BC High School Provincials (Gold) & Tournament MVP
2017 Team BC 16U National Team Cup Challenge (Silver)
2017 BC High School Provincials (Gold) & Tournament MVP

Cole Brandsma

2019 BC High School Provincials (Gold) & Tournament MVP
2019 Youth National Team representative
2020 Junior National Team representative
2019 16U Club Volleyball MVP


About the Ray Lepp Award Raimond (Ray) Lepp was a founding member of Volleyball BC (formerly BC Volleyball Association) in 1965, and continued as a Board Member until 1978. In his early years Ray played volleyball in Estonia in a very strong school and club system. Recognizing that the profile of volleyball in Canada was lower he worked tirelessly to increase interest in the sport. With Ray’s passing, he donated funds through his will to provide a permanent endowment that would support in perpetuity a scholarship that encourages and recognizes volleyball and personal excellence in British Columbia for athletes entering post-secondary education.

  • 1 Award to a Female: $2000
  • 1 Award to a Male: $2000

Download the Eligibility Criteria and Nomination Information: 2021 Ray Lepp Volleyball Scholarship

  • Funding will be awarded after October 2021, when the recipients have demonstrated they have met the criteria for eligibility.

NOTE: Application deadline for the 2021 Scholarship is October 22nd 2021  . Female award application has been extended to November 3rd 2021

View a complete list of past recipients –Ray Lepp Updated List.

Donate to the Ray Lepp Scholarship Fund