The dry-Flamengo officially announced the cast of the new season. Coach Bernardinho’s squad, after reaching the Superliga semi-finals, will have a completely reformulated squad, with new additions and departures. Among the reinforcements, the opposite Bruna Honório and two foreigners, the Canadian setter Brie King and the American scorer Veronica Jones-Perry. The team shows up next week to start work.
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Bruna Honório, who played for the national team, returns after two seasons in Poland. The reverse has a passage by the carioca club at the beginning of his career. Then he came through Bauru, Pinheiros and was one of Minas’ highlights as they won the Superliga title in the 2019/2020 season.
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Setter Brie King, 24, was in France at Les Anges de Béziers. She also had a stint in German volleyball and the American professional league. Veronica Jones-Perry, meanwhile, comes from three good seasons in Poland. She was at LKS Commercecon Lodz, where she performed with Brazilians Roberta and Pietra. 18-year-old Brazilian star of the 2021 Under-18 World Cup, Juliana Gandra, also comes to strengthen the squad.
In addition to them, SescFlamengo will have the arrival of experienced names, such as the setter Ana Cristina and the central Fernanda Ísis. In addition to them, the libero Laís and the pointer Michelle also arrive, who returns to the club after 12 seasons.
– I am very happy to come back to Rio and defend Sesc-Flamengo. Rio is my city, where I started volleyball and started my professional career. It’s my house. I have great memories of when I played here, of everything I learned from the coaching staff and my teammates, who were more experienced than me at that time. I left, I had other experiences, evolved and learned a lot in all the teams I played. Now I feel like I’m coming home and I will have the opportunity to play with my sister again, which is very special for me, ”said the tip, quoting his sister, Monique, the one of the last.
In addition to Monique, who is still recovering from surgery on her right knee, center Valquíria and Juciely, captain and in his 13th season with the team, libero Marcelle, striker Gabiru and opposite Sabrina, are at the club. From the base, Bernardinho also withdrew three players for the new season. 17-year-old setter Heloíse Soares, opponent Helena Wenk, also 17, and 16-year-old striker Aline Segato will get their first chances in the main squad.
– We managed to bring together a cast with experienced plays and young promises. But more than talent, what we expect and expect from us is a lot of work, a lot of delivery. And, without a doubt, it will be another season where we will work hard to try to achieve our goals. We came out of a season where we almost replayed a final, we eliminated the favorites, won games where we were the underdogs, and all because of the work we do every day. We will continue to be unfavorable, we have other teams with bigger budgets, but we will fight to face them all. All we can do is work on it,” Bernardinho said.
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