FSU Beach Volleyball BIO
Vanessa Freire
Player Profile:
Vanessa Freire 1902442
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Windermere, Fla.
High School: Lake Highland Preparatory
Club: Beach Dig
Year Overall Tournament Dual
2015 19-6 4-1 15-4
2016 29-5 0-0 29-5
2017 26-8 0-0 26-8
Total 74-19 (.782) 4-2 (.667) 74-17 (.790)

last updated: April 27, 2017

• CCSA Tournament MVP (2017)
• CCSA Pair of the Week w/Francesca Goncalves (April 11, 2017)
• CCSA All-Tournament Team (2016)
• CCSA Academic Honor Roll (2016)
• ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016)
• CCSA Pair of the Week w/Sierra Sanchez (March 8, 2016)
• ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015)

JUNIOR (2017): 

SOPHOMORE (2016): Was a member of the 2016 CCSA All-Tournament team... led FSU to the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships and a national runner-up finish in Gulf Shores, Ala. … finished her sophomore campaign posting an overall and dual-match record of 29-5 … tied for the team lead in wins with Kristina Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua … appeared in 34 of 35 matches in 2016 … partnered with Sierra Sanchez for 32 of her 34 matches going 24-5 at the No. 3 position, while also playing at No. 2 (1-0) and No. 4 (2-0) spots on the year … won their first 12 matches together to open the 2016 season … of their 27 victories, 13 clinched the match for the Seminoles, a team-high, including a three-set thriller against UCLA in the NCAA Championship semifinals … went 18-4 against ranked foes with 11 of those victories coming against schools ranked in the Top 10 … defeated Southern California's Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler twice in 2016 handing the Trojan duo two of their four dual-match losses on the year … their first win against Martin/Wheeler in Los Angeles (March 11) – a hard fought three-set victory – snapped USC's 19-game home win streak … earned CCSA Pair of the Week honors with Sanchez after helping FSU to four wins to open the season on the west coast including two match clinching victories … went a perfect 12-0 against CCSA foes as 11 of the 12 matches were determined in straight sets while five clinched the team win … finished the CCSA Tournament a perfect 5-0 en route to earning All-Tournament team honors…went 3-2 at the NCAA Tournament with Sanchez to lead all Seminole pairs in wins in Gulf Shores … posted a 7-1 mark in three-set matches … also went 1-0 with Annie Montgomery and Brooke Kuhlman in dual-match both coming at the No. 3 position.

FRESHMAN (2015): Posted a 19-6 overall record during her freshman season after pairing with two teammates on the year … ranked seventh on the team with 19 wins … paired with Annie Montgomery to go 18-5 on the year and went 1-1 with Katherine Plessy … saw action at the No. 3, 4, and 5 positions … paired with Montgomery at the LMU/USC Pairs Tournament (3/14) at the No. 4 position … pulled off a 31-29 upset victory over USC's No. 2 pairs in the round of 16 … collected team points for FSU in dual match victories over Arizona State, Tulane, UAB and South Carolina at the No. 4 spot … earned a point for FSU in a 3-2 loss to Georgia State at No. 4…picked up a straight set victory against Carson-Newman at the No. 3 position at the Gamecock Invitational … finished the tournament with a 5-1 record … won the Team Cup Gold Bracket with Montgomery at the Siesta Key Tournament (4/12) posting a 6-1 record on the day … played at the No. 4 position in both matches with Montgomery at the AVCA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. … dropped their opening round match to No. 3 FIU (May 1) in straight sets (18-21, 13-21) … bounced back to earn the Noles a point in the consolation round against No. 2 Hawaii (May 1) winning in three sets (18-21, 21-18, 15-7) … helped the Seminoles to a tie for seventh place at the national tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Lake Highland Prep reach the Class 4A State Finals in 2013 … was rated the No.1 overall recruit for the 2014 class in the state of Florida … named an AVCA All-American for sand volleyball her senior year … selected First-Team All-Central Florida for girls high school volleyball her senior year … won the Best Defensive Player Award and Best All-Around Player Award her senior year … was the highest point scorer on the U18 Florida Region USAV tour … took second at the National High Performance U19 Beach Championships at Hermosa Beach in 2012 … named Most Valuable Player her freshman and sophomore year … a member of the Junior National Beach Team for several years…participated in the USA Volleyball Girls' A1/A2 Youth Holiday High Performance Camp in Chula Vista, Calif. in December of 2012 … played for the Sonshine and Beach Dig volleyball clubs … also played basketball and was a member of the track and field team … voted as the Student Government Executive President her senior year … student government Class of 2014 Secretary and Treasurer her freshman through junior year at Lake Highland Prep … was secretary of the French Club in all four years of high school…founded and was president of the Beach Volleyball Club at school.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Lilene and Alex Freire…family is from Brazil and both of her parents attended college there … she is a first generation American … her brother, sister and brother-in-law all attended the University of Florida…is a double majoring in marketing and advertising… two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll … born October 19, 1995.

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