Yarleen Santiago Pagán[1] (born January 18, 1978 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is a female beach volleyball player who won the gold medal at the NORCECA Circuit 2009 at Montelimar, Nicaragua playing with Dariam Acevedo.[2][3]

Yarleen Santiago
Personal information
Full nameYarleen Santiago Pagán
NationalityPuerto Rican
Born (1978-01-18) January 18, 1978 (age 42)
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
HometownSan Juan
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2009 Dariam Acevedo
Previous teammates
Years Teammate
Yamileska Yantín
Sheila Conley

At home, she was runner-up of the beach professional circuit Circuito de Voleibol Playero Profesional, playing with Sheila Conley.[4] In 2009, playing with Dariam Acevedo, she won the championship.[5]


She studied and played at the University of Arkansas as an outside hitter. There, between 1997–1999, she earned AVCA All District/All region, All Southeastern Conference (SEC) Team[6] and SEC All-Tournament Team honors every year.[7] She also led her team in digs every season between 1997–1999.[8] She earned the Freshman of the Year Award in 1997.[9]


She retired from the Puerto Rico National Team in 2007 after having represented her home country in many events.[10][11] At the 2006 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup, she won the Best Defense Award.[12]

She also played professionally in 2009 with Gigantes de Carolina from Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino.[13][14]





  • 1999 SEC Player of the Week, (Week 2 and Week 10)
  • 1999 AVCA All-District 4/All-Region First Team
  • 1998 AVCA All-District 4/All-Region Second Team
  • 1997 AVCA All-District 4/All-Region First Team
  • 1999 All Southeastern Conference First Team
  • 1998 All Southeastern Conference Second Team
  • 1997 All Southeastern Conference First Team
  • 1997–1999 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 1997 Asics/Volleyball Division I Freshman of the year

National TeamEdit


  • 2008 Circuito de Voleibol Playero Profesional  Champion
  • 2008 Circuito de Voleibol Playero Profesional – Runner-Up



  1. ^ "Yarleen: bella y poderosa" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  2. ^ nacion.com. "Ticas de plata en la final del Norceca" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-10-07.
  3. ^ ArkansasRazorbacks.com. "Former Razorback wins NORCECA title". Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  4. ^ Grupo de Diarios América. "Nueva cepa" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  5. ^ fpvoleibol.com. "Dos parejas tricampeonas en el Coors Light CVPPRO". Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  6. ^ secsports.com. "All-SEC Teams". Archived from the original on November 20, 2005. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  7. ^ arkansasrazorbacks.com. "Volleyball Other Records". Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  8. ^ arkansasrazorbacks.com. "Dig Records". Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  9. ^ aggieathletics.com. "Sykora Receives Another All-American Citation". Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  10. ^ Terra Mexico. "Voleibolista internacional Yarleen Santiago se retira del voleibol de cancha" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  11. ^ Federación Mexicana de Voleibol. "Puerto Rico y República Dominicana a semi final" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  12. ^ Cuba Encuentro. "Brasil sorprende a Cuba y gana la Copa Panamericana femenina" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  13. ^ Gigantes de Carolina. "Rita Liliom guió a Las Gigantes" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  14. ^ Wapa TV. "Leonas ganan primer partido de voleibol" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-11-07.

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