Valentin-Anderson makes SportsCenter Top 10 Plays, earns PVF Player of the Week honors

photo by Bonnie Ryan/Pro Volleyball Federation
Savanna Collins
May 08, 2024

Natalia Valentin-Anderson had all eyes on her this week not only in the Pro Volleyball Federation – but also on TV.

The setter made back-to-back diving saves in a rally against the Vegas Thrill on Monday, flinging herself from one side of the court to the other to keep the ball alive. The thrilling highlight earned her No. 2 on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10.


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She led the offense for the Omaha Supernovas, who swept Vegas (25-16, 25-23, 25-16). Valentin-Anderson had 31 assists along with 15 digs. The offense hit .360.

Earlier in the week, she got her first start in almost a month and helped the Supernovas in a win over the Columbus Fury (24-26, 25-22, 25-18, 25-20). Valentin-Anderson dished 55 assists and picked up 17 digs, adding two aces, one block, and one kill in the win.


The two Ws in the win column secured the Supernovas the No. 2 seed in the first PVF Championship in Omaha on May 15 and May 18.

Omaha has two regular season games remaining. They’ll face the Fury for the final time on Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT. and the Grand Rapid Rise on Sunday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. CT.


Savanna Collins is the Senior Reporter at Athletes Unlimited. You can follow her on Twitter @savannaecollins.

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