#9 Daniela Leal

Class: SO
Height: 5-7
Weight:
Position: S
Hometown/ High School: Miami, Fl./Coral Reef

Pre-Loyola:

Graduated from Coral Reef Senior High School… Played under head coach Yazmin Ortiz… Four-year varsity letterman… Earned First Team All-County honors as a junior and senior… Named Player of the Year for volleyball as a senior… Led her team to its first ever State Final Four… Career numbers include 1,386 assists, 357 kills, 61 blocks, 151 aces and 381 digs… Member of the International Baccalaureate Academy, National Honor Society and Spanish Society… Ranked in the top 15% of her class… Volunteers during the summer as a Unit Leader and Counselor for Camp Little House… Volunteered at Miami Children’s Hospital’s VACC Camp.
 

Loyola:

Freshman Year:
Participated In all 30 matches of her debut season… Ranked first on the team with 953 assists… Recorded 61 kills… Placed second on the squad with 25 service aces… Tied for fourth on the Wolf Pack with 21 blocks… Garnered a career and season best 57 assists versus SUNO on Oct. 26 and five aces against St. Thomas Houston on Aug. 31… Received SSAC All-Freshman honors.

Personal:

College major is undecided… Born on May 24, 1995… Daughter of Ricardo and Andrea Leal… Favorite hobby is photography… Favorite book she ever read is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland… Favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind… Favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, Dexter, 30 Rock and Arrested Development… Most influential person is her mom… Favorite sport to watch is basketball… Favorite athlete is Dwayne Wade… Favorite childhood cartoon is Spongebob Squarepants… First car was a Mazda 3… Happiest day of her life was when she graduated from high school… Aspiring career is to be a photojournalist.
 

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