Sheilla Castro

Sheilla Castro de Paula Blassioli (born 1 July 1983 in Belo Horizonte) is a volleyball player from Brazil, who represented her native country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and in the 2012 Summer Olympics. On both occasions the Brazilian national team won the gold medal. She also played the 2016 Summer Olympics, when Brazil placed fifth.

Sheilla Castro
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Personal information
Full nameSheilla Castro de Paula Blassioli
NationalityBrazil
Born (1983-07-01) 1 July 1983 (age 38)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Spike315 cm (124 in)
Block305 cm (120 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOpposite Spiker/Outside Hitter
Current clubUnited States Athletes Unlimited Volleyball
Number13
National team
 2001 –Brazil

CareerEdit

She plays as opposite in the Brazilian national team, and in Molico/Osasco. She made her debut for the national team against Colombia.

Castro was named "Most Valuable Player" at the 2006 FIVB World Grand Prix in Reggio Calabria, Italy, and at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix in Tokyo, Japan, with Brazil winning the gold medal both times. At the 2011 Pan-American Cup, Castro was given the "Most Valuable Player" award,[1] also winning the gold medal with her national team.[2]

Sheilla was part of the national team who won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico.[3]

Playing with Sollys Nestlé Osasco, Castro won the gold medal and the "Most Valuable Player" and "Best Scorer" awards in the 2012 FIVB Club World Championship held in Doha, Qatar.[4]

Castro won the "Best Opposite" award and the gold medal with her National Team in the 2013 South American Championship held in Ica, Peru.[5] Castro won the silver medal in the 2014 FIVB Club World Championship after her club lost 0–3 to the Russian Dinamo Kazan in the championship match.[6]

Castro played with her national team,[7] winning the bronze at the 2014 World Championship[8] when her team defeated Italy 3–2 in the bronze medal match.[9] She won the Best Opposite Spiker in the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix.[10]

After finishing the 2016 Olympic Games in 5th place, Castro announced her retirement from the national team.[11] In 2019, without playing for three years even for clubs, she decided to return to the national team and played the 2019 FIVB World Cup and the 2019 South American Championship.[12][13]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NORCECA (2011-07-09). "Brazilian Sheilla Castro the MVP of the Pan Am Cup". Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  2. ^ Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol (2011-07-10). "Copa Panamericana Femenina: Brasileñas son nuevas reinas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  3. ^ FIVB (2011-10-20). "Brazil wins fourth Pan Am Games gold medal". Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  4. ^ FIVB (2012-10-19). "Trentino Diatec and Sollys Nestle crowned in Doha". Doha, Qatar. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
  5. ^ "SUDAMERICANO FEMENINO: Brasil, Argentina y Perú se consagraron los mejores del Continente" (in Spanish). Ica, Peru: CSV. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
  6. ^ "Russia's Kazan capture Women's Club World championship in style". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  7. ^ "Team Roster – Brazil". FIVB. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  8. ^ "USA win first World Championship title, China and Brazil complete the podium". Milan, Italy: FIVB. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  9. ^ Carneiro, Leandro (12 October 2014). "Brasil passa sufoco e quase toma virada, mas conquista bronze ante Itália". UOL (in Portuguese). Milan, Italy. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Brazil win record 11th title in World Grand Prix". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Sheilla e Fabiana anunciam aposentadoria da seleção" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Seleção feminina bate Colômbia e leva Sul-Americano de Vôlei pela 13ª vez seguida" (in Portuguese). Terra. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Brasil vence a Rússia e termina a Copa do Mundo feminina de vôlei em quarto lugar" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.

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Awards
Preceded by
  Paula Pequeno
  Marianne Steinbrecher
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Prix

2006
2009
Succeeded by
  Manon Flier
  Foluke Akinradewo
Preceded by
  Nataša Osmokrović
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB Club World Championship

2012
Succeeded by
  Jovana Brakočević
Preceded by
  Nataša Osmokrović
Best Scorer of
FIVB Club World Championship

2012
Succeeded by
Not awarded
Preceded by
Fabiana Murer
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Poliana Okimoto
Preceded by
  Jovana Brakočević
Best Opposite Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

2014
Succeeded by
  Nataliya Goncharova
Preceded by
  Natália Pereira
  Kelsey Robinson
Best Outside Hitter of
FIVB World Grand Prix

2016
ex aequo   Kimberly Hill
Succeeded by
  Zhu Ting
  Natália Pereira