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Raquel Ferreira:
 
Raquel Goncalves Ferreira
Azerbaijan     /  Brazil  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Tim Techandphoto
Birth Date August 10, 1982 (35 years old)
Home Town Baku
Resides Los Angeles, CA
Height 6'0"
College Barton Community College/Concordia
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (9 times) $104,028
   AVP 5th (2 times) $34,615
   AVP Young Guns 3rd $475
   NVL 1st (9 times) $53,250
   Pro Beach 2nd (2 times) $14,750
   Wide Open 7th $938
International 9th $1,000
   FIVB 17th $1,000
   FIVB C&S 9th $0
Europe 13th 250
   CEV 13th 250
Overall 1st (9 times) $105,395
 
Bio Bits

2012: Ferreira has finished no lower than 9th in six professional U.S. tournaments including two 2nd place and two third place finishes.

2011
: Was the Swedish Beach Tour National Champion (Uppsala) and won her first U.S. tournament at the NVL Motherlode Classic (Aspen, CO) with partner Karyn Lundqvist. Ferreira also competed in Brazil where she ended the season ranked #6 overall the highest ranking ever accomplished by a first-year player on the Brazilian Tour.

2010: Finished in the Top 10 in 3 of the 6 AVP tournaments she participated in. She spent the remainder of the year competing in Sweden and Brazil.

2009: Established herself as a main draw player after only three tournaments and was awarded the AVP Rookie of the Year.

College: Began her career at Barton Community College (KS) where she led her team to a Junior College National Championship and was named All-American and National Championship MVP as a freshman. After transferring to Concordia University (Irvine, CA), she became an AVCA NAIA All-American, and was named both the 2004 NAIA Tournament MVP and Player of the Year after taking the Eagles to the National Championship match. Concordia had previously recorded just one winning season in school history prior to 2004.

Personal: Ferreira began playing volleyball at age ten and moved from Itajuba to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to compete for the Brazilian Junior National Team by the age of 15. She was promoted to Professional Level competition the following year, and began playing professionally in Belgium at the age of 20. The following year, Ferreira transferred to Barton C.C. where her U.S. career began to take shape.

 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Rookie of the Year 2009
  • NVL Best Offensive Player 2015
  • NVL Most Valuable Player 2016
  • NVL Team of the Year 2015 (Vivian Cunha), 2016 (Karolina Marciniak)
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 41st CQ
2006 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 6.0 277th 0 0 0 1 0
2009 AVP 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $10,040.00 1,230.0 39th 6 4 0 0 0
2009 AVP Young Guns 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 $475.00 135.0   0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 $5,875.00 785.0 25th 2 1 0 0 0
2011 NVL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $6,250.00 990.0   1 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $937.50     0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 $3,000.00 542.5 13th 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Pro Beach 7 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 $14,750.00 895.0   0 0 0 0 0
2012 NVL 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 $1,375.00 320.0   0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 $14,450.00 1,125.0 13th 1 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 41st CQ
2014 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,250.00 150.0 77th 0 0 0 0 0
2015 NVL 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 $26,000.00 4,165.0   0 0 0 0 0
2016 NVL 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 $14,000.00 2,820.0   0 0 0 0 0
2017 NVL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $5,625.00 750.0   0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  54
(140th)
9
(31st)
5 5 0 4 7 8 $104,027.50
(58th)
13,913.5   10 5 0 1 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 41st CQ
2014 FIVB C&S 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $0.00 80.0   0 0 0 0 0
2014 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $600.00 90.0 188th 0 1 0 0 0
2015 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $400.00 80.0 212th 0 0 1 1 1
Total
(Rank)
  5
(968th)
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,000.00 250.0   0 1 1 1 1
 
Europe
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 41st CQ
2014 CEV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250.00 72.0   1 0 0 0 0
2015 CEV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 64.0   0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  2
(772nd)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250.00
(495th)
136.0   1 1 0 0 0
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  61
(319th)
9
(50th)
5 5 0 4 7 9 $105,394.63
(220th)
14,299.5   11 7 1 2 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 9/5/2011 NVL Aspen Karin Lundqvist 6 $6,000
2 7/12/2015 NVL Milwaukee Vivian Cunha 15 $3,500
3 7/18/2015 NVL Mason Vivian Cunha 10 $3,500
4 8/8/2015 NVL Hermosa Beach Vivian Cunha 5 $5,625
5 9/27/2015 NVL Port St. Lucie Vivian Cunha 2 $8,000
6 5/22/2016 NVL Port St. Lucie Karolina Marciniak 1 $3,500
7 7/16/2016 NVL Columbus Karolina Marciniak 1 $3,500
8 8/13/2016 NVL Hermosa Beach Karolina Marciniak 1 $3,500
9 7/15/2017 NVL Long Beach Kimberly Hildreth 1 $5,625
 

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