AS A FRESHMAN (2012)
Played in 45 sets and 23 matches ... served 75 times and landed nine aces ... totaled six digs and three kills at Virginia Tech (11/9) ... posted three digs and two service aces versus Georgia Tech (10/28) ... registered three kills, five digs, a block assist, an assist, and an ace at UNC (10/20) ... notched four digs, two aces, and an assist at Northeastern (9/14) ... tallied four service aces, three digs, two kills, and two block assists in win over George Washington (9/8) ... recorded a kill and a dig in collegiate debut against Siena (8/25) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
Three-time All-State selection at Colégio Positivo ... five-year captain ... named Best Attack in Curitiba two times ... led her team to the Copa Providencia Championship ... voted Best Serve of the Copa Providencia Championship ... an active member of Brazil's Junior National Team player pool, she has been a finalist (top 18 player in the nation) for the U18 World Cup and South American Tournament teams.
Born on March 16, 1994 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil ... father is Simeão Bueno Mendes Filho and mother is Jocelana do Rocio Bueno Mendes ... has a younger sister Carolina Bueno Mendes ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... pursuing a degree in communications.
SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: 3 (at Virginia Tech, 11/9/12) ASSISTS: 1 (2x, last at North Carolina, 10/20/12) DIGS: 6 (at Virginia Tech, 11/9/12) SERVICE ACES: 4 (vs. George Washington, 9/8/12) BLOCK SOLOS: --- BLOCK ASSISTS: 2 (2x, last vs. Connecticut, 9/15/12) TOTAL BLOCKS: 2 (2x, last vs. Connecticut, 9/15/12) POINTS: 7.0 (vs. George Washington, 9/8/12)