Valerie Shklover
Valerie Shklover
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fair Lawn, N.J.
High School: Fair Lawn
Major: History
Event(s): Trumbull

2015-16 Season (Sophomore): Won eight singles matches over course of season… Reached semifinals in Singles Blue Draw at Harvard Fall Classic… Achieved Yale’s only win against Columbia in ECACs with 6-0, 6-0 victory… Compiled an overall record of 11-10 in doubles… Went 5-2 with Tina Jiang in the fall… Reached quarterfinals in doubles with Jiang at USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships… Reached quarterfinals in Doubles Flight A with Ree Ree Li at Cissie Leary Invitational… Went undefeated in last five doubles matches of Ivy season, playing with Sherry Li… Won seven straight matches in singles and doubles competition in the spring.

2014-15 Season (Freshman): Went 8-6 overall in singles … All four singles victories in spring were straight-set wins … Went 6-3 in doubles in fall … Highlight of fall season was winning a round in doubles main draw at Northeast Regionals alongside Madeleine Hamilton … Won five doubles matches in spring playing mostly at No. 2 position alongside Hanna Yu.

Before Yale: Five-star recruit … Ranked as highly as No. 45 in her recruiting class in 2014 … State championship runner-up in 2014 … Three-time Bergen County champion for No. 1 singles … Was named team MVP four years in a row … Led her team to league championships in 2013 and 2014 … Earned First Team All-State honors in 2010 and 2013 … Reached round of 16 of National Hard Courts … Ranked as high as No. 75 in the nation in 2012.

Notes: National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar … Member of the National Honor Society … Member of the National French Honor Society … Volunteered with and tutored exchange students within her community. 

Why Yale? “I thought it was the school that best combined both intense academics and athletics.”