Once one of Peru’s most promising young volleyball players, Carla Tristán ended her career prematurely at only 19 years of age due to injury. Now, 10 years later, she has returned to volleyball to play for Peruvian League’s Jaamsa Volebol Club.
Now 29 years old, the opposite hitter debuted for the Peruvian national team at only 18 years of age, after playing in all of its youth teas. With the senior squad, she competed in the 2006 FIVB World Championship as well as in the 2017 FIVB World Cup.
Even though it recently failed to qualify for the 2018 FIVB World Championship, The Peruvian national team, or Hijas del Sol (Daughters of the sun) as they are know in Peru, is slowly trying to get back to its 80’s volleyball domination form, which culminated in the silver medals won at the 1982 World Championships and 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. The the rise of youngsters like Angela Levya, and the return of Tristán, even if as a veteran role model, can work to speed that process up.