Freshman Won Marathon Five-Set Match to Contribute to Colonials Upset of Bowdoin
2015-2016: Finished the season with seven victories…all wins at No. 4…Competed in the 2016 CSA Individual Nationals as a consolation finalist for the Malloy Cup D-Draw…Rallied from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Komron Shayegan of Princeton, 5-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-5…Secured an 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 sweep over Reed Whitney of the Navy to help advance the Colonials to the Hoehn Cup Semifinals…Defeated Andrew Muran of No. 12 Cornell, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4… Named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean’s List.
2014-15: Tallied seven victories ... five wins at No. 4 and one win each at Nos. 3 and 5 ... one win in straight sets ... defeated Liam McLintock of No. 6 Yale, 5-11, 12-10, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6 on Jan. 24 ... beat Michael Thompson of No. 12 Drexel, 11-5, 5-11, 4-11, 11-4, 13-11 on Feb. 7.
2013-14: Tied for second on team with 10 victories against six losses in debut season ... played all matches at No. 2 on the ladder ... six of 10 wins came in straight sets ... 4-0 in matches that extended past three sets ... Named Harrow Sports CSA Player of the Week on Jan. 28 after earning a five-set victory in GW's upset of No. 19 Bowdoin ... went 2-1 at CSA Team Nationals ... went 1-2 at CSA Individual Nationals
High School/Club: Competed for Club el Nogal squash team for over nine years ... also a member of Colombian Junior National Team for seven years ... graduated ranked 15th in his class.
Personal: Born Nicolas Mateo Valderrama in Bogota, Colombia ... son of Viviana Cristo and Carlos Valderrama ... has younger brother, Thomas ... intended major is political science.