Born in Rio de Janeiro ... parents are Francisco Carlos da Silva Gomes and Luzia de Souza Gomes ... started playing volleyball with his father on the beach ... pre-management major.
Played at Impacto HS ... led team to Rio de Janeiro championship ... helped team finish second twice and fist once in national tournament ... played two years for Tisuca Tenis Club, Fluminese for Gilberto Girino.
Career Match Highs
Ki lls: 13 vs. Ohio State, 3/17/06
Attempts: 24 vs. Ohio State, 3/17/06
Hitting Percentage: .292 vs. Ohio State, 3/17/06
Digs: 8 at Long Beach State, 4/7/06
Block Assists: 2 at Long Beach State, 4/7/06
Block Solos: N/A
Total Blocks: 2 at Long Beach State, 4/7/06
Service Aces: 2 (twice)
Assists: 2 vs. USC, 2/1 1/06
2006 | Freshman Year
A Student Athlete Academic Center Scholar Athlete ... played in 22 matches and earned one start ... played in 58 games ... had 44 kills and eight aces ... recorded 32 digs and five blocks ... saw first action of his career against UC Santa Barbara, Jan. 21 ... had an ace at UCLA, Jan. 26 ... had a career-high 13 kills, two aces and four digs against Ohio State, March 17 ... had eight kills, a career-high eight digs, a career-best two blocks and two aces against Long Beach, April 7 ... had two kills and two digs against Long Beach in the MPSF tournament quarterfinals.