Maria Clara Salgado has been playing volleyball since 12 as she competed for five years indoors with Flamengo. Salgado comes from an extremely talented volleyball family. She has been playing beach volleyball with her sister (Carolina Salgado) since January 2003. The sisters are coached by mother (Isabel), who competed six seasons on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour with 26 starts, one gold medal, six podium placements, and eight “final four” finishes. The Salgado’s brother (Pedro) has competed on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour along with winning bronze medals at three FIVB challenger/satellite events.
Maria made her debut on the AVP tour in 2017 where she was awarded Newcomer of the Year. Maria is married to AVP pro Jeremy Casebeer and they have one child together.