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Maria Paula Moya

Graduate Student
Ambato, Ecuador
High School
Maria Paula Moya - Women's Squash - Virginia Cavaliers


  • First-team All-MASC, her second time being voted to the first team
  • Played at 2 and three, compiling an 8-8 record for the season
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Finished the season 8-8 playing primarily at 2


  • First-team All-MASC selection
  • Compiled an overall record of 11-8 for the Cavaliers
  • Tallied four victories over top-10 opponents
  • Earned a victory over Georgetown’s Nina Thomas at the No. 1 position at the MASC Championships
  • Advanced to the semifinal of her bracket in the Holleran Cup (CSA Individual B Draw)
  • Picked up a three-game victory at position four in the Cavaliers’ upset win at No. 4 Columbia (11/14)
  • Topped Caroline Spahr of No. 3 Princeton in four games, playing at the No. 3 position (11/20)


  • Won the women’s individual, mixed doubles and team titles in squash at the U23 Junior Pan Am Qualifying Championship, being held July 4-10 in San Salvador, El Salvador, earning a spot in the field of the Junior Pan Am Championships in Cali, Colombia in November
  • Won the bronze in singles at the Junior Pan Am Championships


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Did not compete due to the COVID-19 cancelation of the season


  • Competed in the top four of Virginia’s ladder throughout the season
  • Concluded the year playing at the No. 2 position
  • Recorded a 13-7 overall record
  • Won all three of her matches in the team’s run at the Kurtz Cup
  • Earned UVA squash’s Match of the Year award for her come-from-behind win in the match against Dartmouth
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Pan American U19 champion and U19 Mixed Doubles runner-up
  • 2018 Canadian Junior U19 Open champion
  • Advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships, playing in the U17 and U19 age groups, respectively
  • Ranked as the 26th junior squash player in the world according to the Professional Squash Association


  • Daughter of Veronica Lopez and Gino Moya
  • Has two brothers, Juan and Gino, and one sister, Veronica
  • Earned her undergraduate degree in psychology
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in the McIntire School of Commerce