2016 Inductee
Danetta Boykin

Danetta Boykin

Danetta Boykin is one of the most dynamic volleyball athletes homegrown and trained here in the San Fernando Valley. Her playing career began as a freshman at Birmingham Charter High School (formerly Birmingham HS) when Coach Dave Lertzman discovered her, and trained her alongside Coach Anthony Thomas. Awards and accolades piled up over four years of high school volleyball: multiple MVP awards, two-time All-City Section Player of the Year, and multiple individual statistical records including Most Kills in a Match, Season, and Career at Birmingham, all of which culminated in her induction into the Birmingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame via the retiring of her jersey.

She transitioned seamlessly from high school to the collegiate level as a member of the prestigious Pierce College Women's Volleyball Team, where as a member of the 2011 and 2012 teams she played an integral part in what was arguably the greatest single two-year run by any team in the history of California two-year college women's volleyball: back-to-back League Championships, back-to-back Conference Championships, back-to-back State Championships, and back-to-back 33-0 seasons for a career record of 66-0. Danetta herself earned State Championship Most Valuable Player honors in 2011, along with Western State Conference MVP honors and 1st Team All-State honors in 2012. In 2012, she was also awarded Pierce College's Female Athlete of Year honors.

Post-Pierce she went on to play for Cal State Northridge, where under fellow Brahma and former Olympian Jeff Stork she was named to the 2014 Big West All-Conference Team. With her playing career complete, Danetta is now giving back to young volleyball players as a coach with the renowned Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA).