Winifer Fernandez is one of the most talented and very successful female volleyball players, not only in her country but in the world at large. She is famously known for her consistency, sleek, smart, and fast drive on the court. Because of that, she has been likened to a cougar and a tigress.
Since she started her career in 2008 with the volleyball club Santiago, she has gone on to play for many others and has won numerous titles in the process. In 2012, her career with the Dominican Republic women’s national volleyball team for which she still plays began.
Winifer Fernandez Bio & Age
The beautiful and stunning volleyball star was born on the 6th day of January 1995 in her hometown of Santiago De Los Caballeros, Santiago Province in the Dominican Republic. This also happens to be where she was brought up. Details regarding her family background and status, early childhood, names of parents and siblings have not yet been revealed to the media.
As per her educational background, nothing much is known. Reports from sources revealed that she had wanted to study Business Administration in 2013, but continued her career in volleyball instead. At the moment, it still remains unclear whether she was able to obtain a degree.
It is interesting to note that Winifer developed an interest and passion for the game of volleyball at a very tender age and according to her, she has always gotten the support of her family. In fact, she began to pursue her volleyball career at the age of 10 under Coach Miguel Duran. In 2009, Winifer relocated to Santo Domingo to join the junior national team.
Pro Volleyball Career
Professionally, Winifer Fernandez began to play volleyball as a teenager at 14. During that period, she developed and established herself on the court as more of a winner than anything else. It is no surprise that the reputation she built for herself with the Santiago club was massive. She won a bronze medal in the 2008 Dominican Republic Volleyball League, the same year she debuted for her club.
Winifer’s impressive performance saw her moving to the Cienfuegos club and smashing some records, as well as winning the 2009 Santiago Province championship and also the Best Libero award. She was with the club from 2010 to 2011 but moved back to Santiago in 2012.
Next, she played for the Telekom Baku in the Azerbaijani professional league from 2013 to 2014 and then, from 2014 to 2015, she moved to Rabita Baku before going on to have a short stint with Mirador which is back in her home country. She didn’t stay too long there before moving back to Cienfuegos.
In her national colours, she gave one of her best performances in 2011 during the Girls’ Youth Pan-American Cup where she won another bronze medal accompanied by the Best Libero Award. This great display of skills further inspired her to soar higher and this time around, within the same year (2011), Winifer also aided the club to win the provincial tournament gold medal. Because of her wonderful display of talent throughout the tournament, she took home the Best Digger, Best Libero, as well as the Receiver awards.
Winifer’s excellent display and performance with her club saw her join the Under-20 national team, winning the gold medal at the 2012 Junior NORCECA Championship. She further helped the national team to qualify for the 2013 Junior World Championship.
The year 2013 was a good outing for her, she became more popular, won more awards and got more recognition. During the year, she won the “Most Valuable Player”, as well as a gold medal in the Baja California International Cup. Later on, the Santiago Province Guild of Sports Writers gave her an award as the “Volleyball Player of the Year”.
Winifer’s spectacular display of talent in volleyball plus her stunning beauty saw her ranked by Salvadoran newspaper El Mundo as 7 among the 10 most beautiful and coveted athletes in the world.
In 2016, Winifer Fernandez was introduced to a larger part of the world when her compilation video went round the internet with emphasis on her looks. The beautiful and talented volleyball star stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Considering the fact that she’s an athlete, she’s always in the business of keeping fit. Her height complements her beautiful body structure and shape.