Brazil Will Try For Second Straight World Grand Prix Title

  0 Carly DeMarque | July 31st, 2017 | Brazilian Volleyball, FIVB World Grand Prix, International Volleyball, News, South American Volleyball


  • Group 1
  • July 7th – August 6th
  • FIVB World Grand Prix Round 3
  • Schedule/Results

Over the past 12 FIVB World Grand Prix, the Brazilian team has been a dominant force with eight gold medals and finishing as the runner-up on three separate occasions. At the 2016 edition of the event, the Brazilians up handed Team USA in the finals to take the title.

At the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil was disappointed by the Chinese squad who eliminated them in the quarterfinal round. China went on to take the Olympic gold medal. The Brazilians will seek their revenge on the Chinese in the first round of the finals.

In the first week of the event, Brazil started off with a 2-1 record, losing only to Serbia. Week two saw the Brazilians with a 1-2 record followed by a redemption week as they went 3-0 in the final week of preliminary play for a 6-3 overall record. The 6-3 record put them in third place in the opening rounds, just one point behind Team USA.

Top Contributors

  • Tandara Caixeta – Caixeta has led the Brazilians throughout the World Grand Prix, putting down 130 points so far on 118 kills, eight blocks and four aces.
  • Natalia Pereira – The captain for the Brazilians and the only member that played for Brazil at the 2016 Olympics, ranks second on the team in points scored with 107 on 87 kills, 15 blocks and five aces.
  • Rosamaria Montibeller – Montibeller has been a solid contributor over the course of the preliminary rounds with 105 points scored on 85 kills, 10 blocks and 10 aces.

The Brazilians have a decent arsenal of players they can turn to in a crunch during a match to help them out of a tough situation. They will need to have consistent outputs from these same players in the finals to keep them afloat and their dreams alive of repeating the World Grand Prix title.


(*denotes participation in teh 2017 Olympic Games

Brazil has just one member from their 2016 Olympic roster participating in the World Grand Prix this year – Natalia Pereira. Pereira has been a strong contributor for the team this World Grand Prix along with Tandara Caixeta.


The Brazilians will begin their journey at the finals with China on August 2 followed by the Netherlands on August 3.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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