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

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 564 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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