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Handball whiz Maria Vallone

An All-American softball player in college, Maria Vallone is now excelling at a sport with an obscure past and a promising future. Like most people in the United States, Maria Vallone’s only experience with handball had been playing a little bit during gym class. Then, at age 25, she fell in love with the sport and ended up excelling at it. Vallone, now 30, plays left wing for the U.S. national women’s team. Her resume includes a team fourth place finish at the 2019 Pan American Games — the best result for an American team, men’s or women’s, in many …

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