LSU Gold
Guatemala City, Guatemala
High School
Valle Verde School


Finished the season with an 8-12 record with all but one match coming on Court 2 with partner Haliegh Nelson… Won six of seven matches on Court 2 from March 30 to April 14, with wins over No. 15 Arizona, and No. 19 Tulane.

Did not play due to injury. 

Started the first half of the season with Cheyenne Wood at the four… Won the first five matches of the season and logged a 6-2 record at the four alongside Wood … Defeated Missouri Baptist in straight sets with Lilly Kessler at the one slot during the Pelican Classic … Logged a point against Houston Baptists alongside Cati Leak on court three during the Green Wave Invitational … Tallied two more straight-set victories with Victoria Boraski in matches against UNC-Wilmington and New Orleans … Partnered with Riley Young during the second half of the season on court four, finishing with a 10-3 record … Wrapped up conference play with a 7-7 record … Compiled wins against No. 16 New Mexico, No. 6 Arizona, No. 18 Tulane, No. 8 Stetson and No. 5 Florida International … Closed out the season securing points in 10 of 12 matches … Earned Preseason CCSA All-Conference accolades.

A native of Guatemala who started alongside Katie Lindelow at the No. 1 position during her freshman season … Finished the season with a 19-9 record highlighted by eight victories against Top 20 opponents which included four wins versus Top 10 teams … Won the Gold Bracket of the Tiger Sand Tournament capped by a victory over against No. 6 Florida International … Recorded LSU’s only point of the match against No. 5 Florida State … Tallied the final point of the match against No. 17 South Carolina which wrapped up the Tigers 3-2 comeback victory over the Gamecocks … Became the first pair to receive an invitation to compete in the AVCA Sand Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama … Suffered an injury against Pepperdine during the Sand Championships which prevented her from finishing the match … Member of the Guatemalan National Team … Competed in three international tournaments during the offseason which included the Central American Cup in Honduras, the World Cup in the Netherlands and the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada…Named to SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.

Member of the Guatemalan National Beach Volleyball Team, Dig-It Beach Volleyball Club (Guatemala) and SD Beach (Sand Diego) Volleyball Club … Won the AAU Santa Barbara Open 18s to help her qualify for the 2014 Junior Olympics and Pan Pacific games … Participated in the 2012 Federation Intertionale de Volleyball World Youth U19 Championships … Earned seven top-12 finishes at North America, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation events from 2012 to 2014 … Tallied second and fourth place finishes during the previous two U21 Central American Cups … Adds great skills and international experience to LSU’s program … Possesses great all-around skills and can play any role for LSU.

Full name is Maria Andrea Orellana … Born September 27, 1995 … Parents are Julio and Nora de Orellana … Has two older sisters Nora Maria and Maria Jose’ who was a pro beach volleyball player … Plans to major in athletic training at LSU.



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