Beatriz Vaz e Silva (Bia)

Name: Beatriz Vaz e Silva (Bia)
Pronunication: BEE-ah
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-5
Jersey number: 21
Date of birth: Oct. 7, 1985
Age: 30
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Citizenship: Brazil
Last club: Ferroviaria
How acquired: Signed Fed. 12, 2015

Professional: In 2015 with the Breakers, started three of the 10 matches she appeared in ... Logged 369 minutes ... Made her NWSL debut on April 11, 2015, coming on in the 61st minute in a 4-1 loss on the road against Portland Thorns FC.

With Ferroviaria: Won the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino, beating Kindermann in the finals ... Also captured the Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino, edging Sao Jose for the club’s first Copa do Brasil title ... Made 11 starts and scored one goal in 891 minute during the 2014 season ... Won the Brazil National Tournament (2014) and Brazil Cup (2014), finished second in the 2013 Sao Paulo state tournament ... Previous clubs included Foz Cataratas (2010-2012) where she won the Brazil Cup in 2011, finished second in the Libertadores Cup (2012), and second in the Brazil Cup in 2010 ... SABESP (2006-2007), where she captained the club ... Santos (2004-2005).

International: Called in to train with the Brazilian Women’s National Team ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup from May 23 through June 4, 2015 ... Made her debut with the senior national team in 2010 and has been a mainstay on the team since ... Played for Brazil's U19 team in 2004 ... Won the South American Championship with Brazil in 2014 and the Sao Paulo International Tournament in 2013 and also in 2009.

College: Played two years at Southern Nazarene University (2009-2010) ... As a freshman, she scored eight goals and tallied 12 assists ... Named the 2009 All-Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year and an honorable mention for NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America ... As a sophomore, she was named a first team NAIA All-American. 

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