Del Valle

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Outside Hitter
Height 5'11"
Year Senior
Hometown Lima, Peru
High School Colegio Trener
Major Psychology
School: CC
Birthdate October 30, 1996


2017: Played and started in all 23 matches, totaling 84 sets ... Tallied 182 kills, 225 digs, and 208 total points... Averaged 2.17 kills per set, 2.48 points per set and 2.68 digs per set...Opened the season b hitting .324 with fourteen kills, adding 17 points towards a Columbia victory against Air Force (Sept. 1)...Tallied 12 kills and one ace that led to victory against Browm (Oct 7)...Hit .324 with 15 kills with 37 attacks against Dartmouth (Oct. 28)...

2016: Played in 22 of 24 matches, starting four, and totaled 58 sets … Tallied 103 kills and 124 total points, averaging 1.78 kills per set and 2.14 points per set … Hit .232 to rank 16th among qualifiers in the Ivy League … Opened the season by hitting .421 with nine kills on 19 swings at San Francisco (Sept. 2) … Posted season-highs in kills (12), hitting percentage (.500) and points (13.0) and added 11 digs for a double-double to lead the Lions in a three-set sweep over Providence (Sept. 16) … Named Ivy League Player of the Week for the first time in her career (Sept. 19) and was selected to the Lion Invitational All-Tournament Team after hitting .319 with 34 kills, 27 digs, seven total blocks, four aces and 42 total points in four matches … Matched her career-high of three aces and went for a season-high 12 digs in a four-set victory at Dartmouth (Oct. 15) … Hit .471 with 10 kills to help the Lions earn a season sweep over the Big Green (Nov. 4) … Put down 11 kills at a .400 clip to help Columbia tie a program record with nine Ivy League victories, downing Penn in four sets (Nov. 11).

2015: Played in 18 matches, starting in 13 ... Named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 29 after an impressive 13-kill, 26-dig performance in Columbia's 3-1 win over Cornell (Sept. 26) to open conference play ... Two-time Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll recipient ... Finished seventh in the Ivy League in aces per set (0.25) ... Finished with five double-figure kill matches ... Earned double-figure digs in six matches ... Earned first career double-double with 16 kills and 10 digs against Stony Brook (Sept. 18) ... Finished the season with three double-doubles. 

Personal: A former member of the Peru National U18 and U20 volleyball teams … U18 team earned a gold medal at the South American Championship in 2012 and at the XVII Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos in 2013 … Also played in the Girls World Championships taking fourth in the U18 bracket and in the 2013 Panamerican Cup … Earned first place in alternative writing at the Colegio Trener school spring arts festival and first place in the school science fair … Daughter of Albina Pipoli and Gonzalo Del Valle.

Honors & Awards:
- Ivy League Player of the Week (Sept. 19, 2016)
- 2016 Lion Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 16-17)
- Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 29, 2015)

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Postgame: Luciana Del Valle (Columbia vs. Dartmouth)
Feature: Volleyball Primed for Big Season