3 Yaidimar Santiago
3 Yaidimar Santiago
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cataño, Puerto Rico
High School: Colegio Carmen Sol HS
Previous College: Hillsborough Community College
Position: LB
Major: Health Care Management

AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Competed in all of the Lions' 34 matches during her first season with the green and gold... Led her team with 549 digs on the year, averaging 4.69 digs per set, which ranked 4th in the Sunshine State Conference... Earned a career-high 37 digs against Shorter (10/18/13)... Collected ten or more digs in 28 of the Lions' contests... Selected to the All-SSC Newcomer team.   

Graduate of Colegio Carmen Sol HS... Also competed at Hillborough Community College where she made the All-Conference Team as an outside hitter... During her sophomore year, she was the 2012 team captain and received All-Conference honors... Was named 2012 FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week... Earned a spot on the All-State tournament team... Was nationally ranked 3rd in digs per set... Ranked 9th overall for digs in a single season... Named defensive player of the year. 

Born August 24 in Cantano, Puerto Rico.... Believes her best asset to their team is her ability to be a vocal leader... Names her favorite athletes as Yadier Molina and Michael Jordan... Lists her favorite sports teams as the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Brazil National Women's Volleyball Team... Chose Saint Leo because of the coaching philosophy and the academics... Daughter of Andres and Maria.... Has one brother, Andru.... Father is a baseball player and coach for the Puerto Rican league... Brother is a minor league pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as well as a member of the Puerto Rican National Team, where he played in the 2012 World Baseball Series.