Danielle Scott
2019 USA Volleyball Courage Award

Danielle Scott faced many challenges over the course of her 20-year career with the U.S. Women’s National Team. But in November 2018, she put her own life on the line off the court. She suffered multiple stab wounds as she valiantly tried to protect her sister Stefanie Vallery, who was under attack from her estranged husband. Stefanie died as a result of the attack and Scott was transported to a local hospital and spent several months recovering from the wounds incurred in the scuffle. Without thinking twice, Danielle put her life on the line to try to save that of her loved one. She has mostly recovered from her injuries suffered last fall and will be competing as a player-coach in the Open Division of the USA Volleyball Open National Championships being held May 24-29, 2019 in Columbus.