SARA VALDIVIESO - 13 Black Assistant Coach
Coach Sara Valdivieso was born in Bolivia then moved to the USA in 2002. She has always been a competitor in many sports, but specifically: basketball swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
Coach Sara initially started playing volleyball when her older sister made the varsity team at Falls Church High School. Coach Sara was the high school manager for 2 years while she attended middle school. She had a chance to practice with the Falls Church High School team and immediately fell in love with the sport of volleyball. The rest is history!
In her 8th grade year, Coach Sara started playing club volleyball and went on to play volleyball at Bishop O’Connell as a setter. While in high school she was able to focus more on volleyball and decided these were the years to play it year round. After graduating at Bishop O’Connell Coach Valdivieso was recruited play volleyball at division three - Mary Baldwin University. She played three years as a setter and one year as a libero due to an injury while in college. In the four years at Mary Baldwin she was able to strengthen her knowledge of volleyball. All the while continuing to work on her leadership skill as she was the school’s captain for three years. Coach Sara currently is active playing in adult volleyball leagues in Northern Virginia.
Coach Sara is currently the freshman head coach at Falls Church High School. She hopes to share the passion and love she has for the sport with all of you. Coach Valdivieso plans to teach any team the importance of communication and trust on and off the court.
Some of her accolades while at Mary Baldwin University is earning the Leadership Award (2013-2014), Best Teammate Award (2012-2013), and was inducted into the USA South Volleyball All-Sportsmanship Team 2011-2012.
Coach Sara enjoys the great outdoors as she is an avid hiker and overall appreciates the outdoors.