Osasco Volei will count on the experience and the talent of veteran Jaqueline Carvalho for at least another year as the 36-year-old outside hitter has signed a new contract with the club and will be part of its roster during the 2020-2021 Brazilian club season.
A two-time Olympic champion, Jaqueline has a special connection with Osasco as it was at the Sao Paulo-based club that she started her professional career back in 2000. This is her third stint with the club and the ten years she has spent at the Jose Liberatti stadium have generated a lot of victories in her career.
With Osasco, Jaqueline won four Brazilian Superliga titles (and was awarded as the Most Valuable Player in 2009-2010), three South American Club Championships and the 2012 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship, when she was the best receiver.
“Osasco is where my dream of being a professional player and winning titles first started when I was 14,” she said during the online video presentation in which her extension was confirmed. “I love our fans and I’d like to thank everyone in the club and the city for making it possible for me to come back for another season. I can’t wait for the current scenario to change so we can all meet at our stadium during matches and enjoy a fun season.”
Jaqueline, who is married with fellow volleyball star Murilo Endres, is part of a strong Osasco roster which also features other Brazilian national team members like opposite Tandara Caixeta, libero Camila Brait, setter Roberta Ratzke, middle blocker Ana Beatriz Correa and outside hitter Tainara Santos. The team will start its season in the Sao Paulo State Championship, which is set to begin on September 26.
A very popular face in her country and in the world, Jaqueline is one of the most accomplished players in the history of the Brazilian national team. Playing internationally since 2001, the 1.86m-tall outside hitter won gold at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics, five titles at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, one at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup (2005) and medals in three editions of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championships – silver in 2006 and 2010 and bronze in 2014.
More volleyball from Brazil:
Brazil coach Ze Roberto provides insight on key players for Tokyo Olympics
Olympic champion William to lead Minas talent
Lorenne highlights SESC's new additions
Lucas-Bruno combo ready to go again at Taubate
Tandara returns home for fourth stint with Osasco
Conte stays with Sada Cruzeiro
World Cup MVP Alan back with Sada Cruzeiro
Mauricio Borges joins Taubate's constellation of stars
Rio 2016 MVP Serginho ends glorious career
Gabi: "My big dream is an Olympic medal"
FIVB.com - Volleyball