Manoela DaCunha
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Manoela DaCunha

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Recife, Brazil

High School:
Northview (Brazil, Ind.)

Last College:
Illinois Central College

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
05/09/1984

Junior College: 2004 Junior College All-American and Regional Player of the Year ... led team in kills ... 2004 First Team All-Region averaged 4.2 kills and 5.0 digs per game for 2004 Illinois Central College team which went 37-8, won its regional and finished 5th at NJCAA Finals ... holds team records for season and career kills ... No. 2 in career aces with 157, just ahead of former ICC and ISU star Keely Zimmerman (1990-93) ... junior college coach was NJCAA Hall of Famer Sue Sinclair ... junior college teammate of current Redbird teammate Kelly Waterstraat.

High School/Club: Club team was second in Brazilian National Tournament 1998 and 1999 ... club team was third in Brazilian National Tournament 2000 and 2002 ... played one season (2002) at Northview HS in Indiana ... voted best blocker and best hitter on her team ... second team All-Conference ... high school coach: Laura Pfeifer.

Personal: Major is international business ... daughter of Manoel and Katia DaCunha with brothers Leonardo, Joao Paulo ... Manoela Veloso Vieira DaCunha, born 5-9-84 in Recife, Brazil ... name pronounced mon-WAY-lah da KOON-yah.