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Duarte brings experience to Vincennes University volleyball team

VINCENNES, Ind. –  Vincennes University Volleyball Coach Gary Sien has added transfer Jaddy Duarte to the 2019 roster.

The 6-foot-1 middle blocker played last season at Monroe College in New York. She is from Brasilia, Brazil.

Duarte brings experience from a competitive college program. Monroe College reached the the NJCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball National Championships for a third straight season in 2018 with her help.

“She played 28 out of 30 matches, and she started 17,” Sien said. “It’s almost like having another returning player.”

Photo: Jaddy Duarte

Last season, Duarte averaged 0.50 blocks per set.

“She’s a very explosive type player,” Sien said. “We’re always looking for athletic, explosive hitters because we really like to run our middle attack. We don’t lose many hitters and having someone like her as well as other incoming hitters, we are going to be really, really deep. She’s someone we think can really contribute in her position and give a challenge to all our middle attackers.”

Duarte played for Praia Clube in Brazil.

“Jaddy is a pretty gentle and delicate person off the court. When she steps on the court, her sweet way goes and we can see the great and hardworking athlete that Jaddy is,” Praia Clube Coach Felipe Godeau. “She is an extremely dedicated player and is attentive to the tactical details required. She is always seeking to improve her skills and I hope she can keep that development at Vincennes University.”

Duarte plans to major business administration.

She was named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team in July.

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MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter
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