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Francesca Goncalves


Player profile

(Updated June 2017)


Year Overall Tournament Dual
2017 29-7 0-0 29-7
Total 29-7 (.806) 0-0  29-7 (.806)


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2018)
  • VolleyMob Pair of the Week w/Sara Putt (February 27, 2018)
  • CCSA Preseason All-Conference Team (2018)
  • DiG Magazine All-American (2017)
  • DiG Magazine National Freshman of the Year (2017)
  • CCSA All-Tournament Team w/ Katie Horton (2017)
  • CCSA Freshman of the Year (2017)
  • CCSA Pair of the Week w/ Katie Horton (April 18, 2017)
  • CCSA Pair of the Week w/ Vanessa Freire (April 11, 2017)
  • DiG Magazine National Pair of the Week w/Vanessa Freire (April 12, 2017)
  • CCSA Pair of the Week w/ Katie Horton (March 21, 2017)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)

Freshman (2017):

Earned CCSA Freshman of the year…was named to the CCSA All-Tournament Team with partner Katie Horton…earned CCSA Pair of the Week three times during the season with two different partners (March 21, April 11, April 18) …helped lead Florida State to their second straight NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship…was tied for the second most wins on the team with a 29-7 record… her 29 wins was the 16th most by an individual during a season…was 13-3 with Vanessa Freire as her partner…the two defeated LSU, Long Beach State, UCLA, USC, FIU, Arizona State, FAU, South Carolina and Pepperdine…15 of her 16 matches played with Freire were at the No. 2 position (12-3)…while pared with Katie Horton Goncalves went 15-4…the duo started off 6-0 and then won seven in a row after their first loss…during this 13-1 stretch Goncalves defeated Arizona, USC (2x), Georgia State, Stetson, Grand Canyon, FIU, Pepperdine and South Carolina…Goncalves was able to take down 20 ranked teams in her freshman campaign…during her first post season Goncalves went 5-3 including a 4-1 record during the CCSA Championship and CCSA All-Tournament Team honors… went 1-2 in the NCAA tournament with a win over UCLA’s Isabelle Carey and Jordan Anderson 21-18, 21-18.


A standout for the indoor volleyball team at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas … helped lead the indoor team to three consecutive Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools state titles (2013-15) earning All-Tournament team accolades in 2014 and 2015 … garnered first team all-District honors in 2014 and 2015 … earned first team All-State accolades in 2015 and second team All-State in 2014 … was recognized as 2015 MVP All-District and 2014 All-District Defensive Player of the Year.


Participated with her indoor club team, Knights Volleyball Academy, at the Girls Juniors National Championships-Open in 2013 … led the squad to a second place finish and garnered a spot on the All-Tournament team … on the beach circuit is a two-time finalist at the AAU Beach Volleyball Junior National Championships (2012 & 2013) … was member of the USA Beach Volleyball High Performance A2 Select team (2012-15) where she placed third (2012) and fifth (2013) at the U-17 championships and finished third (2015) at the U19 championships … tallied over 32 first place beach volleyball wins from 2012-15 at various juniors and adult tournaments from AAU, USA Beach Volleyball, California Beach Volleyball Association and in local Texas tournaments … went on to earn an AAA woman’s rating with the California Beach Volleyball Association… Coached by Daniel Lindsay (Beach 10K)… played club beach volleyball with the 692 Beach Volleyball Club.


Born on Nov. 13, 1997… Daughter of Kyra and Gustavo Goncalves … majoring in communications.