Valentin Staller
Valentin Staller
Year: Senior
Hometown: Old Field, N.Y.
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.)
Position: Sabre
Major: English
House Affiliation: Kirkland

Senior (2011-12): 
Team co-captain ... Finished second in the NCAA championships after falling in the final round, 15-11 to Penn States, Aleksander Ochocki ... Earned first team All-American honors ... Named Academic All-Ivy League ... Took eighth at the Garret Open in the saber hosted by Penn State … Placed second at the 2012 Ivy League championships … named first team All-Ivy … Finished sixth in the saber field at the NCAA NortheastRegional event held by Boston College … Named CollegeFencing360 “Primetime Performer” for week four of the season. 

Junior (2010-11):
Team captain ... Garnered All-American honors ... Finished ninth with 13 victories and a +14 scoring index at the NCAA Fencing Championship ... Named second team All-Ivy League ... Winter Academic All-Ivy League ... Tabbed a Primetime Performer (Jan. 24) ... Earned bronze with a third place finish at the Penn State Garret Open (Nov. 14) ... Went 3-3 at the MIT Eric Sollee Invitational (Feb. 6) ... Owned a 10-5 overall record and finished in a tie for fourth place at the Ivy League Championship (Feb. 12-13) ... Posted an 8-1 mark at the Beanpot (Feb. 16) ... Won silver with a second place showing at the Northeast Regionals (March 13).

Sophomore (2009-10):
Claimed a sixth-place finish in the sabre at the NCAA Championships, earning a spot on the All-America second team ... Won 15 bouts at the NCAA Championships and boasted a +23 indicator rating ... Placed ninth in the sabre at the NCAA Northeast Regionals ... First-team All-Ivy League … Posted a 13-2 record at the Ivy League Championships ... Won the silver medal at the Garret Penn State Open.

Freshman (2008-09):
Placed 15th at NCAA Championships, winning nine matches ... Claimed the silver medal at the NCAA Regionals ... Tabbed on the All-Ivy League first team ... Took ninth in sabre at Garret Penn State Open ... Won all three matches against Sacred Heart ... Had an 11-1 record at the Vassar duals ... Posted a 4-2 mark at St. John's Invitational against Ohio State and St. John's ... Went 10-2 in the sabre at the Ivy League Championships, Part I ... Was 5-1 at the second half of the Ivy League Championships ... Finished seventh at IFA Championships.

Placed third in sabre at 2008 North American Cup ... Competed in Junior Olympics in February 2009.

Placed third at 2007 and 2008 Division IA Summer Nationals in sabre ... Was also third at 2008 Under-20 Junior Olympics ...Finished sixth at 2007 Under-19 Summer Nationals ... Competed in Junior World Cups in Poland, Germany and Spain.

Mother, Marisela Hernandez Staller, graduated from Harvard School of Education in 1981 ... Father, Cary Staller, attended Harvard Law School and graduated in 1980; was also a member of the sailing team as an undergraduate at Penn... Brother, Max Staller, is currently a PhD candidate in systems biology at Harvard Graduated School of Arts and Sciences ... Enjoys cinema and playing the ukulele.