When Brazil's Tandara Caixeta steps on the court, one thing is abundantly clear - she means business and will earn points for her team.
Tandara flexes power game in VNL
And leads Brazil
Published 07:37, 01 May 2021
Tandara has won a medal at the Olympic Games, the FIVB Volleyball World Championships, the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup, the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix and the South American Championships since making her national team debut in 2011. At the 2018 VNL, she proved once again her dominance from the right side as she led Brazil to the Finals with 272 attacks, 14 blocks and 16 aces. She was named Best Opposite of the tournament and finished third in scoring behind other VNL Dream Team players Zhu Ting and Michelle Bartsch-Hackley.
She started playing with Santa Catarina-based club A.D. Brusque in 2005 and played there again in 2009. Between 2007 and 2018, she also played for seven other Brazilian clubs, including Osasco Voleibol Clube, E.C. Pinheiros, Volei Futuro, SESI-SP, Volei Amil Campinas, Praia Clube and Minas Tenis Clube, before she moved to China to play for Guangdong Evergrande for the 2018/2019 season. She returned to Brazil and spent one season with SESC Rio, then signed with Osasco in the latest season.