Hi everyone. So I'm pretty sure we all came to the same conclusion; that I'm really bad at blogging. Lol
Well I'm sincerely sorry about that. My life is so exciting. I never stop in a place for over 5 days! I spent this summer flying out to Brazil to play in our winter tour for the first time. This way I still had some little money to provide. (I feel sorry for my fiancé who has been the most amazing supporter during this draught we had this summer, and I'm so incredible thankful for her)
I played in Brazil with Vivian and we won the first two events, got one bronze and in the last event, Vivian got chicken pox and wasn't able to play. I got an upcoming player called Fabiola and we finished 4th. Not bad!
Now it was time for the AVP! FINALLY! The AVP put up an incredible tourney and the fans really came out to have a great time! More exciting than playing, I think, was to have closed a partnership with Angie Akers. What a catch! ;) even tho we all knew Angie was coming back from knee surgery I just also knew she was my best fit. We started great, Angie was slowly getting back into rhythm. I think this was the first tourney where I didn't get served the whole time. We both got a good laugh at that! We played hard and had great times where we immediately saw our potential. We finished 7th but of course we wanted more!
The Manhattan Beach Open was just around the corner. We hit the sand hard and worked on some individual technique (Angie worked more on blocking and I worked more on defense...) and soon we were waking up to play at the granddaddy of them all!!
Angie and I started really well. Won our first match in 2. Then played against two other veterans and lost 21-19 double! Ugh! Well we knew we had then a long day ahead... we had three more matches on the deepest sand of volleyball history! I knew I was ready but stil... It's Manhattan Beach, don't let it fool you!
We played so well. On our last match of the day to go to Sunday we played two young guns. They gave us a run for our money and won the first set. We came back and beat them nicely on the second. So stoked to go to three! Game was going good till we hit abt 7 points I think. I got aced on the chest, then a few setting errors put them 12-8. Oh man. We fought but ended losing. Lessons are being learned and we already practiced some of the things we need. We saw truly our potential as a team that day! We are so excited to keep training hard this week and at in the AVP Cincy this weekend!
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See u at the beach! ;)
Mais uma temporada começou. Mais uma vez caoticamente meu ano começou. :)
Estou jogando com a Karin, uma sueca que é casada com um técnico brasileiro.
Na nossa primeira competição foi o Nacional de Fortaleza. Ganhamos o primeiro lugar, que nos qualificamos para o Open aqui mesmo. Nele terminamos em quinto lugar perdendo pra Juliana e Maria Elisa de 2x1 num partidasso!
Duas semanas depois me mudei do Rio pra Fortaleza pra poder treinar com a Karin todos os dias! Depois fomos pra João Pessoa pra jogarmos mais uma vez o torneio Nacional para nos qualificarmos pro Open. Ficamos em segundo lugar... Ficamos por lá mesmo naquela semana... Treinamos e acho que nos ajudou muito pra lidar com o vento que tem lá. No Open ficamos em quarto lugar. Tão perto do pódio... Que pena!
Mas vendo a melhora do time e como pode os melhorar mais ainda é muito legal!!
Agora estamos treinando pra etapa do Open de Maceió. Vamos lá!
Torçam pela gente!!! E apareçam lá!
Até a próxima!!!
Fotos: Matthew J. Lee/photography NVL
Atleta segue disputa em torneio americano depois de boa atuação nos Circuitos do Brasil
A jogadora de vôlei profissional, Pri Lima, conquistou em terceiro lugar no torneio internacional NVL- National Volleball League realizado em Baltimore, no estado de Maryland, nos Estados Unidos, e agora dá sequência do seu trabalho em novos torneios no exterior. Na temporada americana de vôlei de praia, Pri Lima e sua nova parceira, Jéssica, perderam somente para Jen Kessy e April Ross, dupla que representará os Estados Unidos nas Olimpíadas.
Após subir ao pódio na conquista do terceiro lugar com Izabel na quarta etapa do Circuito Nacional Banco do Brasil em Fortaleza, Pri Lima embarcou para os Estados Unidos para jogar nos torneios disputados no país até setembro de 2012. Já no primeiro Torneio, o NVL, umas das principais ligas de voleibol americano, Pri Lima conquistou o terceiro lugar e garantiu medalha. Depois da vitória Pri Lima seguiu para o torneio José Cuervo, o mais difícil e competitivo da temporada, onde a dupla conseguiu a décima sétima colocação, competição que exigiu mais que experiência "Os times estavam muito fortes e vários resultados adversos surgiram naquele torneio”, arremata a guerreira Pri Lima.
Para Pri Lima o objetivo é sempre chegar a uma semifinal “é um orgulho trabalhar com a Jéssica e estamos no caminho certo. Primeiro pensamos no progresso e depois no pódio”, diz a atleta internacional.
Todo rendimento e trabalho adquiridos nas quadras de areias lhe trouxeram grandes apoiadores e patrocinadores de peso. Empresas de grandes nomes e principalmente conhecidas internacionalmente como Oakley, Power Balance, Level10 Fitness, Sport Multi, Feed the Machine, Zico e o Banco do Brasil jogam junto com a atleta. A trajetória de Pri Lima no exterior demonstra sua competência e habilidade na modalidade. Em 2009, foi a jogadora que mais evoluiu no Circuito Americano. Ainda em 2009 venceu os Jogos Sul-Americanos no Peru, torneio conquistado também em 2010 na Colômbia. Em 2012 sagrou-se campeã nos Jogos Sul-Americanos, na Colômbia, e na Copa Continental, na Bolívia.
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Jogadora de vôlei de areia garante participação na Terceira Etapa do Circuito Nacional Banco do Brasil Open, em João Pessoa- PB, nesta sexta-feira.
Considerada uma das melhores jogadoras de vôlei de areia do Brasil, Pri Lima, 9° no Ranking brasileiro, encara mais uma vez o desafio do Circuito BB (Banco do Brasil) entre os dias 23 a 25 de março, de 2012, em João Pessoa, na Paraíba.
O ano começou bem para Pri Lima que tem conseguido manter um crescimento de desempenho na modalidade e conquistou a segunda colação no Circuito Estadual Nacional do Banco do Brasil em Salvador, e o primeiro lugar, invicta, juntamente com sua parceira Izabel Santos no Circuito Estadual Nacional do Banco do Brasil, em Recife.
Com os ótimos resultados no Circuito Estadual Nacional do Banco do Brasil em Salvador, a dupla se classificou para o Circuito Nacional Banco do Brasil Open em Salvador, que iniciou no dia 2 de fevereiro deste ano. Na 1° etapa Pri Lima e Izabel Santos mantiveram uma sequência de bons resultados, ficando com a quinta colocação, depois de enfrentar disputas difíceis com a dupla Juliana e Larissa na luta pela vaga para semifinal. Após passarem o Circuito Estadual Nacional em Recife, e se qualificarem para o Circuito Nacional Banco do Brasil Open em Recife, Pri Lima e Izabel, alcançaram mais uma vez a quinta colocação, após enfrentarem, novamente Juliana e Larissa.
A dupla foi privilegiada com o Wil Card (carta convite) para a próxima etapa do Circuito Nacional Banco do Brasil Open em João Pessoa, na Paraíba, e Pri Lima se sente mais experiente e pronta para encarar as próximas adversárias “O objetivo é chegar às semifinais. Ainda temos muito que crescer como time, o que é bom para nós” ressalta Pri Lima.
Duplas como Juliana/Larissa, Maria Elisa/Talita, Val/Shaylyn poderão estar entre as fortes adversárias de Pri Lima. Em seu primeiro ano com Izabel Santos nas areias, a jogadora tem treinado duro na praia de Ipanema, Posto 9, no Rio de Janeiro, em busca de sintonia e entrosamento com a parceira. “Quero ranquear entre as sete primeiras do Brasil, falta pouco, mas o trabalho deve ser continuo” comenta Pri Lima.
Pri Lima não é destaque somente em areias brasileiras. Jogadora internacional, disputa também torneios nos Estados Unidos. Em 2009, foi a jogadora que mais evoluiu no Circuito Americano. Ainda em 2009 venceu os Jogos Sul-Americanos no Peru, torneio conquistado também em 2010 na Colômbia. Em 2012 sagrou-se campeã nos Jogos Sul-Americanos, na Colômbia, e na Copa Continental, na Bolívia.
Os jogos realizados na quadra central da arena em João Pessoa/Paraíba, serão transmitidos ao vivo pelo site da Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol.
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TOP 3 NEWS:
- 2nd place in the Banco do Brasil Estadual Nacional Tourney in Salvador
- 1st place in the Banco do Brasil Estadual nacional Tourney in Recife
- Two 5th places in the Banco do Brasil Open in Salvador and Recife.
Hi there everyone!!!
So much has passed since the last blog!
Let’s start from the beginning…
I went to Brasilia to practice with Izabel before our 1st tournament for a week. We went play the Banco do Brasil Estadual Nacional Tourney which only the teams who go to the finals qualify to play in the Open the very next weekend! YIKES! It’s so hard here now!
For those who do not know; this year our Confederation came up with a new system where only 7 teams are ranked, they have 3 Wild Cards to give to anybody they want as many times they want and only 2 teams come form a full tournament qualifier which is held the weekend before the Open.
We had to gather some team rhythm in a few days and go play. We were the number 1 team ranked in that tourney. We got to the semifinals undefeated and were playing a great team who always gives everyone a hard time to win. In fact we won our first set well. Then because of a few errors we lost our second set. At the tiebreak Josi/Leize were ahead of us 12-7. We made our side-out; 12-8. Izabel served TWO net serves and both of they dropped right in front of me but on the other side of the court; 12-10. They sided-out; 13-10. We sided-out; 13-11. I went and jumped served TWO aces; 13-13. Then I served and we were able to dig 2 more balls and put it away to finish 13-15 and BAM! We were in the FINALS; therefore we were qualified for the first Open tournament of the year! We ended up losing in the Finals 1X2 to Thati/Erica.
So we went back to Brasilia to practice another week and then go back to Salvador to play in the Open tourney. Izabel coach and his staff received me with open arms and gave us more confidence to go out there as a stronger team and play hard. We got to Salvador and played Raquel/Karim and beat them 2x1. Then we played Agatha/Barbara and lost 2x0, it was windy and we lost to a team with better rhythm than us. The next day we played Juliana/Larissa to go to the semis, but unfortunately we lost 2x0 but as a new team we played really well.
So back to Rio to keep training with my coaching staff and my friends that I love so much! Let me tell you about them a little bit… I know I am getting a little off-track form the tournaments, but hey, that’s so me right? HA! I am having one of the best year of training so far! Tie Santana is an enlightened guy and great coach. He is WITH YOU everyday, every step of the way. He listens, he yells, he challenges you, he compliments you, and he pushes you to your limits, mentally and physically and in every other possible way. Along with Tie, there is our conditioning coach; Julio Pastore who has the best conditioning sand circuit that I’ve done and Fartlecks and runs we do every week. I’ve never felt so prepared physically in my whole life, and I KNOW I am still way behind other players, but this fells great. I also do not want to forget to thank Meredith Miller from Level 10 Fitness, she is my strength coach; ULTIMATELY without her work and planning I would not be strong enough to be able to handle everything that my body has been asked to do. I feel so blessed and I am so thankful for having the opportunity to work with such amazing people.
Have I mentioned the people I get to practice with? My practice partner is Natasha Valente, a young player, 23 years old, who works super hard and has been growing as a player everyday and have been handling me and my not so good traits on the court with a great attitude. I want to congratulate her and tell everyone of how proud I am and we all are of her hard work that she puts in everyday. And I want to thank her publically, because I do it already, for putting up with me on a daily basis. On the other side of the net there are two teams: Michelle Carvalho and Chell and Elize and Renata. I’ve known Michelle for at least 10 years I believe and Chell for 2, but I love those two just about equally. And they have been pushing me daily to become a better player, with their incredible tough serves, Chell’s deceiving blocks and Michelle’s amazing defense. Then I have Elize (who just joined out training center this year and we all took her under our wings with so much love), she pushes me just as much as the others do, with her I gotta go higher when I hit I gotta dig deeper to defend her. And last but definitely not least I have Renata, my BFF! She is an amazing player; she challenges me as a hitter, as a blocker and especially as a defender because of her immense hitting repertoire. Besides all those challenges, we are all there wanting the best for each one of us. We all help each other; I have never been around such a great, sincere, and loyal group in my life. I want to thank each one of those girls for this great support system that we all created.
Well, let’s get back on track again…
Izabel went to Rio to train with me the week before our third tournament, the Estadual Nacional in Olinda, Recife. We had a few days to practice together but it is always good to get a few days together before we go battle. ;)
We had a great, but hard fought tournament. We won all of our matches 2x1 except the quarter finals that we won 2x0 against Luiza Ameila/Cris, where my jump serve had finally gotten some great sequences leading us up on the score. The semis we played against my friends Michelle Carvalho/Chell with whom I practice with almost daily. Some may say that this makes it easier to play against people who you practice against or with. Some may say it’s harder… I say BOTH! Easier because you know their tendencies, harder because they know yours too. Easier because you know their weaknesses, harder because they know yours too. You have to become in a matter of seconds a better player when playing in this situation. You have to change for the better so you can do things that your “friends” do not know about you. As it was expected, they served me the entire game, since they knew me better than Izabel. They won the 1st set very easily I must say. They served really well. Then, we won the 2nd set just as easily, bc this time we were the team that served really well. We ended up winning the 3rd set, putting us in the finals against Josi/Thais, who we had played before in our bracket earlier in that tourney. Just as it was before, it was a very hard match. They started winning the 1st set suddenly, we were ahead and made silly mistakes that took us the lead and made us lose, of course they are entitled of having credits for playing well. Then on the 3rd set it was just as hard: 5-5, 8-8, 10-10, 12-12, 14-14… until we closed on 17-15! CHAMPIONS!! YAY! And once again qualified for the Open tournament.
I went back to Rio and Izabel to Brasilia. We met up in Recife once again the very next weekend! We had the very same bracket and we had the same result as the last Open tourney also. Finishing up in 5th place, losing to Juliana/Larissa.
I had another week of training in Rio, then I got in a plane and came to Brasilia where I am right now… This time we are having 2 full weeks of training because with our 1st place in the last Estadual Nacional, we were given a Wild Card straight to the Open tournament. So I took this opportunity to come and practice with Izabel until then. It’s been great for the team. We have been fixing a lot of details that we needed and gaining a lot of rhythm as a team. I knew it would be worthy my time to come here and work hard WITH Izabel, for our team! This reminds me to thank my coach Tie for trusting me as an athlete and being so cool about me leaving our training center in Rio to come here for a full 2 weeks.
Besides volleyball, I have been getting a lot of family time here in Brasilia. I have two uncles and six cousins here. It’s been fun. One of my uncles watches Big Brother Brasil daily and almost for the whole day! I have been laughing non-stop with him. I just had to say that because I think it is hilarious.
For now this is it. We still have half week of training before we go to the Open tourney in Joao Pessoa and hopefully we will do greater than before.
I want to thank all of you who emailed me, facebook me, twitter me and are following me and cheering for me all this time. Thanks so very much!
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As you can tell, i'm not so good on blogging hahaha. This year has been SO crazily fast and i myself have had a really hard time on keeping up with things!!
Those who are closer to me can affirm that, since i have also been distant from most people i am usualy around. The good news is that they know how much i truly love them and that even though i might not do good enough, i am doing the best i can at this moment!!!
W-O-W, 1 million times WOW! What a crazy, insane, full of experience, stressful, most fun year!!!! Try to go through all these emotions, all at the same time, many many times a day... That's me!! But ending the day mostly with a smile on my face, because through good or bad i am always thankful that God is giving me so many opportunities and experiences in life.
This year i went to Brazil to play with Renata, who is also my bestest friend since my teenage years :) In only 3-4 tourneys we climbed up the rankings and have been the 4th highest seeded team in the nation! This is so exciting!!! I never thought this could happen, i have dreamt about it but it always seemed so far away.. so hard to reach and then... BOOM! Since 2009 and playing with Tati Minello, all that came up and became potentially my reality! And i am doing my thing, the best i can, i just soaking up everything i can, learning as best as i can and having fun during the process.... Now, since i have been "PROFESSIONALLY" playing vb, i am not going to lie, i got more serious, when you lose, you LOSE! How am i going to pay my bills? My coaches? My strength and conditioning coach? My trips to go play another tourney??? This is my JOB now! Before i had other things that would help me to get by, now either i win or i win!!! hahaha Sounds so lame though, bc to me, deep inside, it's not about the money, it's about the process, i believe that if you work hard, if you do your part, things will happen, wins will come due to your hard work, sponsors will show up because of your good character on and off the court and your life will go on smoothly... But sometimes when you lose to the same team 2-3 times, it becomes about the WIN i cant lie!!! hahahaha.
So after the Banco do Brasil Tour, I took a 15 days break and went to California to train and play and rest, all at the same time!! Funny uh? While i was there i got to practice with Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh, Annette Davis (who became my regular practice partner for those days)... How fun it was! I was Facebooking about it everyday! Those women are AMAZING and i just watch them non-stop and try to play like them, but keeping my own style, if it makes any sense to you...
Then Renata and I went to France, played a tourney in Lille, it was fun! We were undefeated until the finals!!! After that we went back to Rio to train and hit the FIVB World Tour... WHAT AN EXPERIENCE THAT WAS!!!!! It was my first time traveling all over the world! I absolutely LOVED it with all my soul! New places, new cultures, new languages... I was in awe the whole time!!! I want to travel all over Europe again, just to visit and get to know more places. We went to Poland (twice), Norway, Switzerland (twice), italy and Russia. So cool!! Never thought i would do that! NEVER SAY NEVER to anything, i never thought i could go on something like this, and little ol' me DID IT!!! :) Results aren't important but all the experiences and lessons i learned.
From Europe i hit the US west coast, i've been there for a little over a month now, training super hard (losing the extra weight i put on in Europe hehehe), just finished playing my second tournament with Annette Davis (Do you know who she is???) "Nettie" is a 2000 Olympian, who plays regurlarly with Jenny Johnson Jordan (another amazing person and player, Nettie's partner in the 2000 Olympics). I have watched them both play for so many years, and suddenly i started playing against them in the AVP Tour. I never saw these gals being ranked below 3rd in the US, besides in 2009 when Tati and i passed them up in the very last tourney!!! ;) Imagine how i felt about that??!!! AMAZED!!! #UNREAL!!!! Nettie and i got 3 practices in and went play the Corona Light Wide Open (Karch's tournament) in Hermosa Beach. After losing the third round in the winner's bracket, we had to go back the second day and play 5 matches to get to the finals!! That's about what i did that day, i got to the finals, once i got there... I had no more energy plus i had pulled my groin in the semis :( I was so pooped. Oh well... What could i do, so many matches in one day, they all served me... I was DONE!! haha
After that i was going to go to Virginia Beach to play in the NVL, but it got cancelled because of the Hurricane Irene :( So i spent the weekend coaching my former partner Angela Lewis and Jess Gysin (newcomer, full of talent!) in the Jose Cuervo in Manhattan Beach. It's so weird to be on the sidelines, i am definetely NOT ready to do that! HA! Not at all, i want to play!
The week went by and Nettie and I practiced 2 more times and went to Cincinnati to play the US Open beach Volleyball at Hahana Beach. We lost in the 1st round, next match would be the next day against Angela (noooooooo :( ) I don't like playing her, she's my friend!!!! It sucks!
Our 1st match on saturday was scheduled to start at 11:30 am at 90 degrees already and tons of humidity YUMMMMM!!! We won that in 2! Then 2nd match at 2:30 pm over 100 degrees FOR SURE! And side-outs here, side-outs there, we won it in 2 also! Thanks goodness, it was HOT and we needed a break! Next match versus Angie Akers and Nicole Bragnah (2008 Olympian with Elaine Youngs) at 4:30 pm! Can we catch a break with the hotness??? YES WE CAN!!! Some miracle clouds came and it was just very warm and humid rather than frying pan hot and humid ;) We won that match in 3 sets!! So good to play like that! I ripped some aces, which i have not done in a while, my jump serves were on, which it's rare when the sand is a little packed, i was happy with that!!! :) With that win, we were sitting on 5th place and needed to win one more today (sunday) to go to the semi-finals...
Started at 9 am and started a little slow and lost the 1st set 19-21, then we were dominating the second set and a few bad mistakes got them (Lisa Rutledge and Brittany Hochevar) to tied the game again at 17 all! Great plays back and forth (including Britt's amazing "standing there, fist up" block coverage), both teams playing well... Unfortunately we lost 32-30! What a good game... We wanted so bad!! You know what? It happens!! I am glad that i played HIGH LEVEL VB the whole weekend and it finally didn't feel like i needed to catch up anymore with everyone, i was there! I was part of it, i was myself, i did my thing!!! It's been so long since i have felt this way! Nettie was AMAZING, she is off the charts, great partner and made me feel so comfortable and helped me play better every point! She put up with me and my craziness with a huge smile on her face, great sport!!! :) I am so thankfull to have had this opportunity to play with her, and reassure myself of what i am capable of doing. I feel great! (Besides the part that still wanted that win hehehehe)...
Once again.. Oh well... Life goes on, friendships are made, experiences are gained and lessons are learned; take the best with you and go on! That's what i am doing now... On my way back to California for about 3 1/2 days, then going to Miami to play NVL and then the Jose Cuervo with my one and only PARTNEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!!! :))))) Angela Lewis! Yes, Nettie will be playing with Jenny.
I wish i could honestly thank each one of you who follow me on FB, TT, email, whatever or whereever i go. Sometimes we get caught up in our own lives adn really do not realize how many other lives we a touching.. You guys keep me grounded, keep me on task, keep pushing me! I am so thankful!
Now, let's celebrate Labor Day!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! :)
Just finished packing for my 1st tourney of 2011. I’ll be playing with my very BFF since my teenage years :) Her name is Renata Ribeiro and you probably have seen her in the last Olympics in Beijing playing against Misty and Kerri in the semis :)))) I’m so proud of her and i just cannot believe that after all these years we were back together on the court, playing just like we did before!
WOW>>>> the world does go around uh?? :) I’m so excited and i cant even begin to say how happy i am to be able to play with my very best friend and with am awesome player!!!
This year is promising and i will not let it down!
“Discipline is remembering what you want!” - My new favorite phrase :)))
Acabei de terminar de arrumar a minha mala pra ir para o meu primeiro torneio de 2011. Vou jogar esse ano com a minha melhor amiga desde a minha adolescencia :) O nome dela eh Renata e voce provavelmente lembra dela jogando nas Olympiadas de Pequim, onde tirou 4to lugar!! :)))))) Sou tao orgulhosa dela e ainda nao estou acreditando que depois de todos esses anos estamos juntas novamente jogando juntas como fizemos a mais de 10 anos atras!
NOSSA!!!! O mundo da voltas mesmo hein? ;) Estou tao empolgada e nem consigo dizer o quanto estou feliz de poder jogar com a minha melhor amiga e uma tremenda jogadora ao mesmo tempo!
Esse ano tem promessa e nao vou deixar em branco!
"Disciplina eh lembrar o que quer!" - Minha nova frase favorita :))))
Nos falamos depois...
I’m at the Philly airport waiting for 2 1/2 hours now for my next flight... After 2 magazines, healthy banana, apple, raw bars snacks, I started reflecting on what I am about to do.
Cross country is just the beginning of this road at the end of this year. Right after I play in Cincinnati with Rachel :) I am on my way to Brazil, to finish our season.
This time I will not be playing with Tati, like many of you have asked, I will start a whole new partnership with Taiana LIMA, that’s right we have the same last name and we are not related!!! LOL
Taiana has a huge sponsor in Brazil and she asked me to play with her, she is also an ascending player not only on the Brazilian Tour but also in the FIVB Tour this year! I cannot wait to start playing with her, we get along great and we already solidified our friendship, which helps even more!
I hope everything works out for the best! I can guarantee that I will be working harder than ever, if possible, so i cannot wait to see what the future holds! :)
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