2017-2018 BRAZILIAN WOMEN’S SUPERLIGA
- 10/15 – 03/02 – Regular Season
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- Round 1; Round 2; Round 3; Round 4; Round 5; Round 6; Round 7; Round 8; Round 9; Round 10; Round 11
- Round 12
Camponesa/Minas has announced in its official Instagram page the signing of Team USA’s Sonja Newcombe through the end of the 2017-18 season. The 29-year-old 6’1″ outside hitter played college ball at the University of Oregon from 2006 to 2009, where she was Named AVCA All-America Second-Team as a senior. With Team USA, she won the Pan-American Cup in 2014 and 2017, and was also on the preliminary roster for this year’s FIVB Grand Prix.
Newcombe also broke the news in her personal Instagram page:
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Thrilled to be heading to @minastc in early January! 💙💙 Thank you to my teammates and supporters in Italy. I hope to be back again someday. Also thank you to my agents @goldsportmodena for working hard and believing in me. I'm so thankful and excited to be able to continue this season in Minas! #Repost @minastc (@get_repost) ・・・ O Minas Tênis Clube e a Camponesa/Embaré anunciam a contratação da ponteira norte-americana Sonja Elizabeth Newcombe para a sequência da temporada 2017/18. A jogadora, de 1,88m e 29 anos, tem passagem pela seleção americana e traz a experiência do vôlei francês, turco, porto-riquenho, alemão, russo, chinês e, por último, o italiano. A atleta se apresenta ao Clube no início de janeiro de 2018, quando inicia os treinamentos com a Camponesa/Minas para a sequência da temporada. #VaiMinas welcome @_sonjanewcombe !
After leaving Oregon, Newcombe has played all over the world and amassed experiences in France, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Germany, Russia, China, and Italy. The last club she played in was Italy’s Serie A1 SAB Legnano. Here is what Minas‘ general management had to say about the signing:
She has a good resume, having played in Italy, a very strong domestic league. We have been studying the market for some time now, and we only heard good things about her. She has the correct background to be part of our team.
Minas is currently in 4th place in Supeliga’s standings with a 8-5 record. Newcombe will be joining former Team USA standout Destinee Hooker in the club.