Northwest Missouri State volleyball has a new face on the team.
Coach Amy Woerth announced Friday the addition of Gaby da Silva to the 2016 Bearcats roster. Da Silva, who played her first two seasons at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas, is a native of Igarape, Brazil.
"We're very excited to welcome Gaby to our squad," Woerth said in a press release. "She brings a lot of playing experience and maturity. Throughout the recruiting process, I was very impressed with her character and we look for her to do big things for the Bearcats in the future."
In two years for the Thunderbirds, da Silva appeared in 55 matches, registering 436 kills, averaging 2.52 per set. She also tallied 231 digs, 56 blocks and 24 assists. The 5-9 outside hitter finished second on the team in kills as a sophomore in 2015 and was third in digs. Cloud County finished the year with 22 wins, the most in the program's history since the rally scoring era. The Thunderbirds advanced to the Region VI playoffs.
Da Silva, who is also fluent in Portuguese, will have two years of eligibility at Northwest.