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After one year in the German Bundesliga this year CALIs former 18 Black Asst. coach and Hofstra student athlete Nuria Lopes da Silva plays for VBC GALINA in the highest pro league in Switzerland. We hope to have her back for some camps and clinics soon.


John Cook [Nebraska Head Coach]: They’re solid, they got a great outside hitter and they got a middle, (Nuria), that has to have the highest vertical in the country.” “We froze the video and her feet are at the bottom of the net. It’s crazy. She’s got major hops.



Nuria Lopes da Silva

Camps and Clinics, former 18 Black Asst. Coach

Nuria will coach at CALI camps and clinics and most recently was one of the coaches for the 2016 CALI Summer Beach Program at Long Beach.  Former Hofstra Volleyball student-athlete Nuria Lopes da Silva will continue her pro career in the first league in Switzerland after playing German Bundesliga in the past season. Nuria is also a current member of Portugal´s National team and most recently played for Austrian series Champion SVS post Schwechat. Lopes da Silva played two seasons for Hofstra and compiled 605 kills and 234 blocks. A 2014 All-CAA first team selection, she ranks sixth all-time in program history with an average of 1.06 blocks per set. She was a member of the Pride's 2014 CAA Championship squad.

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