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Tatiana Minello:
 
Tatiana Minello
Brazil  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date March 1, 1970 (48 years old)
Home Town Santa Maria
Resides Rio de Janeiro
Height 5'6"
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 2nd (4 times) $257,148
   AVP 2nd (4 times) $257,148
International 1st $173,753
   FIVB 1st $173,753
Overall 1st $430,900
 
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Tati has advanced to the semifinals at least once each year on the AVP (2005-2009).
Tati's first tournament with Ana Paula Connelly, in Madrid in 2002, began with a victory against Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh and ended with a loss to them in the finals.

Tati has been on a team ranked in the top eight in each of her first four seasons on the AVP Tour (2005-2008).

2009: Began a partnership with Priscilla Lima, and the duo advanced to the semifinals in consecutive events in Booklyn and Manhattan Beach. The pair played in the finals in Muskegon then the next week returned to the semifinals in Chicago.
2008: Advanced to four semifinals with Dodd, including the championship match in Belmar. The duo finished as the fifth-ranked team on tour and Tati earned her first top 10 AVP ranking (ninth). She ended the season sixth in aces per game (.73).
2007: Partnered with Carrie Dodd, with a best of third in Glendale. Tati ended the season ranked seventh in aces per game (.77), and 10th in both digs per game (5.18) and kills per game (6.48).
2006: Tati and Mimi had a best of third place in 14 tournaments together. Tati played with Lauren Fendrick in Manhattan Beach, placing seventh. Tati ended the season ranked second in aces per game (.98) and 10th in digs per game (5.06).
2005: Began playing on the AVP Tour, partnering with Mimi Amaral, who was also her partner on the Brazilian Tour that season. The duo placed second in their second AVP tournament together, one of three semifinals on the year. Tati led the AVP Tour in aces per game (1.04). 
2004: Played one FIVB event with Talita Antunes, finishing 25th.
2003: Tati paired with Alexandra Fonseca, with a best of fourth place in 10 FIVB events.
2002: Tati changed partners, teaming with indoor and beach Olympian Ana Paula Connelly. In their first tournament together the duo placed second, one of four medals the pair won in 11 FIVB events that season. Tati completed her second season ranked in the top 10 on the FIVB Tour.
2001: Competing full time for the first time in her career, Tati partnered with three-time beach Olympian Sandra Pires. In 12 FIVB events, the duo advanced to seven semifinals, winning four medals. They won a gold medal in the Goodwill Games in Australia, defeating the 2000 Olympic Silver medalists Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar and snapping their 28-match winning streak. Tati ended the year ranked third individually on the FIVB Tour.
2000: In two FIVB events, Tati had a best of ninth. 
1999: Tati finished 17th in her only FIVB tournament.
1998: Tati played one FIVB event but did not advance from the qualifier. 
1997: Began her pro beach volleyball career with a pair of FIVB events with a best of 13th. 

Indoor Volleyball: Tati played professional indoor volleyball for six years in Italy as an outside hitter (1990-96). 

Personal:
Tati resides in Rio de Janeiro during the off season and in Lawndale, California during the season. She speaks Portuguese, English and Italian.

 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th
2005 AVP 8 0 2 1 0 4 1 0 $47,000.00 1,054.0 16th 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 15 0 0 1 0 3 6 5 $35,637.50 1,467.0 13th 0 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 16 0 0 1 0 3 5 6 $39,387.50 1,529.0 17th 1 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 17 0 1 3 0 6 3 4 $59,612.50 2,089.0 9th 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP 13 0 1 4 0 4 3 1 $60,160.00 2,780.0 12th 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 6 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 $15,350.00 1,175.0 18th 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  75
(90th)
0 4 11 0 22 19 17 $257,147.50
(27th)
10,094.0   2 0 0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th
1997 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,900.00 60.0 88th 1 1 0 0 0
1998 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 10.0 177th 0 0 0 0 1
1999 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250.00 34.0 102nd 0 1 0 0 0
2000 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $2,000.00 82.0 95th 0 0 0 1 0
2001 FIVB 12 1 2 1 3 3 2 0 $87,000.00 1,440.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0
2002 FIVB 11 0 2 2 0 5 0 2 $49,352.50 1,140.0 9th 0 0 0 0 0
2003 FIVB 10 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 $30,250.00 823.0 23rd 0 2 1 0 0
2004 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 18.0 153rd 0 0 1 0 0
2010 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 45.0 188th 0 0 1 1 0
Total
(Rank)
  42
(262nd)
1
(100th)
4 3 4 10 2 7 $173,752.50
(115th)
3,652.0   1 4 3 2 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  117
(121st)
1
(275th)
8 14 4 32 21 24 $430,900.00
(60th)
13,746.0   3 4 3 2 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 9/4/2001 FIVB Brisbane Sandra Pires 4 $15,000
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money 13th 17th 25th
Carrie Dodd 33 0 1 4 0 9 8 10 $99,000 1 0 0
Mimi Amaral 21 0 2 2 0 6 6 5 $71,888 0 0 0
Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima 14 0 1 5 0 3 4 1 $61,510 0 0 0
Ana Paula Henkel 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 $8,300 1 0 0
Various 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 $13,700 0 0 0
Lauren Fendrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $2,750 0 0 0
Total 75 0 4 11 0 22 19 17 $257,148 2 0 0
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money 13th 17th 25th
Ana Paula Henkel 13 0 2 2 0 5 0 2 $50,353 0 0 1
Sandra Pires 12 1 2 1 3 3 2 0 $87,000 0 0 0
Alexandra Fonseca 10 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 $30,250 0 2 1
Magda Lima 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $3,250 0 1 0
Isabel Barroso Salgado 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,900 1 1 0
Talita Antunes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 0 0 1
Vanessa Lage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 0 0 0
Total 42 1 4 3 4 10 2 7 $173,753 1 4 3
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money 13th 17th 25th
Carrie Dodd 33 0 1 4 0 9 8 10 $99,000 1 0 0
Mimi Amaral 21 0 2 2 0 6 6 5 $71,888 0 0 0
Ana Paula Henkel 17 0 2 2 0 7 0 3 $58,653 1 0 1
Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima 14 0 1 5 0 3 4 1 $61,510 0 0 0
Sandra Pires 12 1 2 1 3 3 2 0 $87,000 0 0 0
Alexandra Fonseca 10 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 $30,250 0 2 1
Magda Lima 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $3,250 0 1 0
Various 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 $13,700 0 0 0
Isabel Barroso Salgado 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,900 1 1 0
Lauren Fendrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $2,750 0 0 0
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money 13th 17th 25th
Talita Antunes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 0 0 1
Vanessa Lage 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 0 0 0
 
Total 117 1 8 14 4 32 21 24 $430,900 3 4 3
 
 

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