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#11 Katherine Santiago
Position: Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height: 4'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Katherine Santiago Bio
Release: 07/31/2013

2012 (Freshman): Enjoyed a highly-successful freshman campaign as one of two Spartans to play in all 119 sets… Finished second on the squad with 449 digs and an average of 3.77 digs per set … Produced eight 20-dig performances with a career-high 32 against Patriot League favorite and defending champion American University (9/8) … Turned in 20-dig performances in matches with SoCon foes Elon (9/20), Western Carolina (9/29), Davidson (10/14) and Chattanooga (11/2) …Earned Top Libero billing in both of UNCG’s home tournaments as chosen by the participating coaches … Tallied a personal-best five assists against in-state rival UNC Wilmington (9/14).

High School: Played at Colegio Adianez as a libero for coach Eduardo Morales ... Competed all four seasons on the varsity squad and was named to the all-star team at the Puerto Rico Junior Nationals ... Invited to train with the Puerto Rico National Team ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Club: She played her club volleyball for the Puerto-Rican based VB Rags where her 16-1 team finished seventh in the 16-open division at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics ...Led her squad to the Puerto Rico Junior National title and garnered a spot on the nine-member All-Tournament Team ... Was named MVP of the Puerto Rico Power League.

Personal: Katherine M. Santiago ... Born Dec. 10, 1993, in San Juan, Puerto Rico ... Daughter of Graciano and Lucy Santiago... Sister, Jackeline, is a speech pathologist in special education... Majoring in biology at UNCG.

Single-Match Highs:
Kills: 2 at Western Carolina (Sept. 29,2012)
Attempts: 5 vs. UNC Wilmington (Sept. 14,2012)
Assists: 5 vs. UNC Wilmington (Sept. 14, 2012)
Service Aces: 1 vs. Chattanooga (Oct. 6, 2012);vs. South Carolina State (Oct. 9, 2012)
Digs: 32 vs. American (Sept. 8, 2012)

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