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2009 Girls' Youth World Championship  |  Nakhonratchasima, Thailand
3 - 12 July 2009
 BRA / Brazil - Team Composition

Team manager Helcio Nunan Macedo
Head coach Luizomar de Moura
Assistant coach Mauricio Thomas
Doctor Rodrigo de Paula Mascarenhas Vaz
Therapist / trainer Robson Coelho Guerreiro
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Rosane Maggioni Rosane 4/01/1992 181 73 293 281 Finasa Osasco
  2   Sthefanie Tiele Martins Paulino Sthefanie 4/03/1993 191 73 308 288 Finasa Osasco
  3 Francynne Jacintho Francynne 16/07/1992 188 77 304 243 SESI - SP
  6   Carolina Azevedo Won-Held de Freitas Carolina 17/01/1992 0 0 298 278 Unilever
  7 Eduarda Kraisch Eduarda 7/05/1993 185 69 303 288 Pinheiros
  8   Isabela Paquiardi Isabela 3/04/1992 181 76 291 274 São Caetano
  9 Ana Beatriz Correa Ana Beatriz 7/02/1992 187 70 298 292 Osasco Voleibol Clube
  10   Samara Almeida Samara 16/07/1992 185 62 293 278 SOLLYS/NESTLÉ
  11 Priscila Oliveira Heldes Pri Heldes 27/03/1992 179 71 287 274 Minas Tenis Clube
  L 12   Gabriella Guimaraes de Souza Gabriella 14/12/1993 175 69 296 273 Molico/Nestlé
  13 Sâmera Alcides Sâmera 20/04/1992 186 76 302 287 São Bernardo
  15   Carla Ferreira Santos Carla 17/01/1992 174 78 294 276 Minas Tenis Clube
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

In 2009, the Brazilian Girls' Youth Team will be back in the country where it won its first World Championship title. It was in Thailand in 1997 that Brazil, led by the coach Wadson Lima, took the top spot on the winner's podium for the first time.

Brazil's second gold medal was captured in 2005, in Macau, by a team coached by Luizomar de Moura.

In 2009, Luizomar and his team look forward to winning its third title in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Brazil has won five other medals at the competition in addition to gold. The South American juggernauts won the silver medal in 1989, 1991, 1999 and 2001, while taking the bronze in 2003. In the last edition of the competition, the team led by the coach Antonio Rizola placed fifth.

The current squad is comprised of many of the players who won gold at the South American Championship in Peru last season. Four individual awards were also given to Brazil: wing-spiker Samara was named Best Digger, Rosane was named Best Setter, Priscila won the Best Libero honor, and opposite Sthefanie took the Best Player of the Tournament award.



Coach profile

Born in São Paulo, Luizomar de Moura was appointed head coach of the Brazilian Youth Team in 2003. Before that, he worked as assistant coach with the senior national team.

Luizomar won his first medal with the youth team in his first year: bronze at the World Championship.

The following season Luizomar helped build a new team, and their first result was the gold medal at the South American Championship.

In 2005, the team won the World Championship in Macau and then, playing as the Junior Team, won the South American Championship.

In 2007, the Junior Team represented Brazil at the Pan-American Cup in Mexico, where they claimed the silver medal, with a single defeat to Cuba in the final their only setback at the tournament. A few months later, the team captured gold at the World Championship in Thailand.

Luizomar returned to winning ways in 2008, guiding the Youth Team to the gold medal at the South American Championship and a spot at the World Championship. The coach also commanded the so-called "Young Team" to silver at the Pan-American Cup.

Luizomar shot to fame by leading Flamengo to the Superliga title in 2000/2001. In the last three seasons he has coached Finasa/Osaco, the Brazilian Superliga runner-up.


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