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Heyli Velasquez

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Position
5'5''
Height
Junior
Class
Wilmington, Del.
Hometown
Ursuline Academy
High School
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Heyli Velasquez - Women's Volleyball - Virginia Cavaliers

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2022

  • Appeared in 28 matches, including nine starts as libero, and played in 94 sets
  • Finished sixth on the team in total digs (139) and digs per set (1.48)
  • Registered 12 digs in UVA’s three-set match against Wake Forest (Nov. 20)
  • Tallied a career-high 15 digs against Miami (Oct. 16)
  • Made her first career start as UVA libero in the Cavaliers’ five-set win over Florida State (Oct. 14)

2021

  • Appeared in 14 matches, including one start, and played 34 sets
  • Made her first career start in the Cavaliers’ season finale at Boston College (Nov. 26)
  • Registered a service ace in three matches: Central Connecticut State (Aug. 28), Akron (Sept 3) and Georgetown (Sept. 17)
  • ACC Honor Roll recipient

Background

  • Transitioned from setter to libero her sophomore year of high school
  • 2020 All-State selection
  • 2017-21 All-Conference selection
  • 2020 Preseason top-20 volleyball player in Delaware selection, according to DelawareOnline.com
  • Guided Ursuline Academy to a third-place finish in the state in 2017 and 2019
  • Totaled more than 970 career assists and more than 900 career digs
  • Played club for East Coast Power Volleyball

Personal

  • Daughter of Calvin Edwards and Alvenia Scarborough
  • Her father Calvin played football at West Virginia (1991-95)
  • Her mother Alvenia graduated from Virginia (1992-95) with a degree in Communications and Rhetoric