Valeria León
Valeria  León


Ponce, Puerto Rico

High School:
Colegio Sagrado Corazón De Jesús


Defensive Specialist

Ponce Levoc


Buckeyes Hit the Books in 2016


Buckeyes Push Wisconsin to the Limit in Fifth Set

Season concludes in the NCAA Regional Semifinals


Back to the Sweet 16 Go the Buckeyes

Ohio State reaches NCAA Regional


Buckeyes Cap Regular Season Downing Indiana in Five Sets

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


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

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

• 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

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

• 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

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

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2014 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

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