DeAnna Ball first got involved with ultimate in 1991, and whether you’re looking at her as a player, captain, coach, or volunteer, it’d be safe to say her time has been well spent. She played at Club Nationals six times between 1999 and 2007, winning the athy Pufahl Spirit Award in 2006. She’s coached Ohio State Fever since 2006, bringing home a national championship in 2014, and she’s a selection coach for the United States’ U-19 and U-23 national teams. DeAnna is also the vice president of USA Ultimate’s board of directors. Outside of ultimate, she’s an instructional designer for a major publisher’s digital education products.