Nick Valencia Athlete Profile

#8 Nick Valencia

Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-7 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007-2008 | 2012-2014 Hometown: Centerville, OH Mission: San Jose, CA Last School: Centerville High School

Personal

  • Born in Orem, Utah
  • Parents are Rick and Elizabeth
  • Married to Rachael Valencia
  • Landscape management major
  • Has one brother (Alex) and one sister (Nicole)
  • Served an LDS mission in San Jose, Calif.

Before BYU

  • Lettered three years at Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio
  • Named Scholar Athlete in 2006 and 2007
  • Named 2007 Defensive Player of the Year as well as All-Region Player of the Year
  • Named to 2007 all-region first team
  • Named to 2007 all-state first team
  • 2006 all-region honorable mention
  • Played club ball for Cincinnati Attack
  • Ohio Valley Region Champions from 2004-07
  • Finished 15th in 2007 Nationals
  • Finished 22nd in 2006 Nationals


2007 | Redshirt Year

Utilized a redshirt

2008 | Freshman Year

Saw action in three matches

2012 | Sophomore Year

Member of the 2012 squad

2013 | Junior Year

  • Played in five sets and two matches
  • Finished with two aces and three blocks
  • Recorded a career-high two service aces Feb. 7 vs. UCSB to lead the team
  • Recorded a career-high three blocks Feb. 7 vs. UCSB

2014 | Senior Year

  • Member of the 2014 squad
  • Did not play due to injury