AAU GJNC 18s Classic Division
National Champion 2020
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Maria has been playing the sport since she was three years old. She played all club at an elite level all through middle and high school. As part of the Varsity Volleyball Team at Briar Woods High School, Maria was able to take the team to place third in the Conference, first in the Region and second in the State. She also was named First Team All-Conference. Throughout her club years here at AVA, Maria had the privilege to train with the CHRVA HP team of 2015, USAV High Performance camp of 2013 and attend an intensive setting camp at Sports Performance Volleyball in 2012. Maria was also fortunate enough to be able to attend the AVC Phenom College Preparatory Program in 2013 and 2015. Maria had a lot of success with her club teams. Many got bids for AAU's Junior Nationals as well as won CHRVA Regionals in 2012. Maria was also selected to be on the JVA Watch List in her 2014-2015 season.
Maria has been coaching for six years. Maria contributed her experience and knowledge to lead AVA 18s to the AAU GJNC National Championship in 18s Classic Division.
Maria is going to be playing in her fourth season at The Catholic University of America in the fall of 2020. There she has received Landmark Conference Player of the Week in 2018, has been selected to be part of multiple All-Tournament teams through the 2018 and 2019 season and reached 2,000 assists in the 2019 season. She has been able to achieve all of these things while pursing her Bachelors Degree in Biology with a Minor in Psychology.