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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

08/27/2016

: Buckeyes Top #16 Texas A&M in Top-20 Showdown

Sandbothe sets career highs with 26 kills and 32 points

04/12/2016

Program Celebrates 2015 Campaign with Postseason Banquet

12/12/2015

Buckeyes Battle No. 1 Washington for Five Sets

Ohio State concludes the season at 25-10

12/10/2015

VIDEO: Pre-NCAA Regional Press Conference

12/09/2015

Postseason Journey Continues in Lexington

Ohio State to take on Washington at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday

Career: Enters 2016 averaging 3.33 digs per set, ranked third all-time at Ohio State ... her 1,266 digs total is slotted seventh.

2015 (Junior Season): Record-setting season earned her Ohio State's Defensive Player of the Year award ... set the all-time school record by averaging 4.31 digs per set ... twice broke the OSU rally scoring digs record with 32 against No. 14 Florida State (9/5) and then again vs. No. 13 Arizona (9/12) the following week with 35 digs, ranking as the second-highest total overall in school history ... record-breaking performance earned her Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (9/14) and Blackbird Invitational MVP honors ... racked up 482 digs in total, the second-most all-time for a Buckeye ... served as libero for all 35 matches, finishing as the only Buckeye to play in every set (131) ... also paced the squad with 31 service aces and a .24 aces/set clip ... team's primary passer, handling 997 service receptions ... registered double-digit dig tallies in 31 contests ... named the `best libero' of the Golden Grizzlies Invitational (9/18-19) ... an all-tournament selection for all four nonconference weekend events ... ended the season on an 11-match streak of a dozen or more digs ... chipped in at least one assist in all but two contests, accumulating a season sum of 121 assists ... ripped three or more aces four times, including a five-ace effort vs. Rutgers (11/28) ... earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete honors.

2014 (Sophomore Season): Played in every match for the second straight season ... served as the team's primary libero, seeing action in all 136 sets ... dug 482 balls, the sixth-most in school history ... her 3.54 digs per set rank 14th in OSU lore and were 12th-best in the Big Ten for 2014 ... totaled 114 assists and team-high 27 service aces ... posted double-digit dig totals in three-quarters of the team's 35 matches (26 times), including seven 20-dig performances ... earned first career double-double at Nebraska (10/4) with 22 digs and 10 assists ... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week the following week (10/13) after averaging 3.44 digs/set and successfully handling 53 service receptions with no errors in a pair of wins over nationally-ranked foes Illinois (10/8) and Northwestern (10/11) ... paced the team with 859 serve receptions, committing just 35 errors for a team-best .959 percentage ... ripped nine service aces in a victorious weekend against Maryland and Rutgers (11/7-8) ... averaged 4.42 digs per set during the NCAA Tournament ... an Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete honoree.

2013 (Freshman Season): Played in every match and earned her first collegiate start against Green Bay (8/31) ... 220 digs for a 1.95 average ... notched 13 digs vs. the Phoenix and added a service ace ... recorded a season-best 15 digs vs. Southeast Missouri (9/14) ... had 13 digs against IUPUI (9/13) and Xavier (9/14) ... set a season-best with three service aces against Florida Gulf Coast (9/7) and again vs. Wisconsin (10/11) ... 10 digs and two service aces at Indiana (10/5) ... nine matches with double-digit digs ... 20 service aces on the season ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Named MVP following both the 2011 Senior Varsity Sagrado Corazón championship and 2009 Junior Varsity Sagrado Corazón championship ... played for head coach Marcos Torres and was a five-year starter at Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Jesús ... starting libero at the 2012 Puerto Rico National High School All-Star Game ... played for the Ponce Levoc Club ... 2013 Costa Caribe Volleyball champions ... 2012 Power League West Coast 17U and 2011 16U champions ... third-place finish at 2011 Junior Olympic qualifier ... Puerto Rico 14U Junior National champions in 2010.

Puerto Rico Youth National Team: Represented Puerto Rico at the 2013 FIVA Pan American Cup ... member of the 16U & 18U national squads.

Personal: Daughter of Hector León and Vivian Peña ... has one sister, Karina ... a strategic communications major.

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