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Valeria León
Valeria  León

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ponce, Puerto Rico

High School:
Colegio Sagrado Corazón De Jesús

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defensive Specialist

Club:
Ponce Levoc

01/30/2017

Buckeyes Hit the Books in 2016

12/09/2016

Buckeyes Push Wisconsin to the Limit in Fifth Set

Season concludes in the NCAA Regional Semifinals

12/04/2016

Back to the Sweet 16 Go the Buckeyes

Ohio State reaches NCAA Regional

11/26/2016

Buckeyes Cap Regular Season Downing Indiana in Five Sets

Ohio State owns an overall mark of 20-12 entering postseason play

11/25/2016

Ohio State Grinds Out 19-17 Fifth Set Victory Over Purdue

Buckeyes improve to 19-12 overall and 9-10 in conference play

CAREER HONORS
• Finished her collegiate career as the all-time leader in total digs (1,795) and digs per set (3.51)
• Ohio State Defensive Player of the Year (2015, 16) )
• Ohio State Heart Award (2016; given to the student-athlete which shows the most heart throughout the season)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 15, 16)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2013, 14, 15)
• Never missed a match in four-year career

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (Senior)
• Totaled 529 digs and 4.01 digs per set, ranking third and fourth all-time in school history, respectively
• Starting libero for all 35 matches, playing in every single set (132) • Named MVP of the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge
• Also selected to the all-tournament team for the North Texas Challenge and Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational
• Recorded double-digit digs in 29 of 35 contests, including eight efforts of 20-plus digs
• Double-double (23 digs, 10 assists) at No. 23 Michigan

2015 (Junior)
• Set all-time school record by averaging 4.31 digs per set; 564 total digs ranks third
• Twice broke the OSU rally scoring digs record with 32 against No. 14 Florida State and then again vs. No. 13 Arizona the following week with 35 digs (second-highest total overall in school history)
• Starting libero for all 35 matches, playing in every single set (132) • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 14)
• Blackbird Invitational MVP
• Voted `Best Libero' of the Golden Grizzlies Invitational
• All-tournament team selection for each of the four nonconference weekend events
• Paced the squad with 31 service aces
• Recorded double-digit digs in 31 of 35 contests, including six efforts of 20-plus and two 30-plus digs

2014 (Sophomore)
• Played in every match and all 136 sets
• Dug 482 balls, seventh-highest total in school history
• Averaged 3.54 digs per set, 15th-best all-time at Ohio State
• Recorded double-digit digs in 26 of 35 contests, including seven efforts of 20-plus digs
• Double-double (22 digs, 10 assists) at No. 8 Nebraska
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 13)
• Averaged 4.42 digs per set during the NCAA Tournament

2013 (Freshman)
• Played in every match
• Record double-digit digs in nine contests

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• MVP of both 2011 Senior Varsity Sagrado Corazon championship and 2009 Junior Varsity Sagrado Corazon championship
• Five-year starter for Colegio Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
• Starting libero in the 2012 Puerto Rico National High School All-Star Game
• Played for the Ponce Levoc Club

PERSONAL INFO
• Daughter of Hector Leon and Vivian Pena
• Has one sister, Karina
• Strategic communications major

2013 Match-by-MatchGet Acrobat Reader

2014 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

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