P O W E L L, W y o. - Flavia Siqueira, head volleyball coach at the College of the Southwest (CSW) in Hobbs, N.M., was recently hired to coach volleyball at Northwest College.
"She's energetic, knowledgeable and will bring unique qualifications to Trapper Volleyball," NWC Athletic Director Jim Zeigler, said. "Flavia stood out from the pool of applicants. She was definitely our number one choice. We're extremely happy that she's as excited about us as we are about her."
Siqueira's 2007 CSW Mustangs finished third in the Red River Conference. They were ranked in the top 10 in their region.
A Brazilian native, Siqueira was recruited to play collegiate volleyball in the United States by Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) in Scottsbluff. WNCC is a perennial contender at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament, and during Siqueira's years there, the WNCC Cougars finished third and fourth in the nation.
After graduating from WNCC, she transferred to the University of Mary (UM) in Bismarck, N.D., where she helped the Marauders to a national top 10 ranking for the first time in the school's history. The same year, the team won their conference and took second in their region.
Her playing achievements include All-American and Academic All-American honors, plus numerous all conference and all-regional designations earned at both WNCC and UM, where she earned her bachelor's degree in physical education. Siqueira will finish her master's degree in college teaching this spring at UM. Her minor is in coaching.
While working on her master's degree, she was a graduate assistant coach at UM responsible for coaching the junior varsity team. Her first head coaching position was this year at CSW.
The new Trapper coach will change directions - from Southwest to Northwest - in early spring to begin recruiting her team.