Del Valle

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


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