Coach Christopher says - "Yajaira is a mature player that has gained the trust of her teammates. She has worked hard during the spring and summer to recover from nagging injuries that have held her back. She has the capability to be a dominant player when she is at full strength."
2001 - Played in 69 games ... was fifth on the team in kills (162), fourth in kills per game (2.35), fourth in digs (154), and third in digs per game (2.23) ... had a season high 16 kills against Florida ... recorded 15 kills and 14 digs at Clemson ... also had 14 digs against Arizona State ... notched 15 kills against Arkansas ... played in nine matches in which she recorded double-digit kills. High School - Attended Liceo Jose? Marti High School in the Dominican Republic ... played for Julio Andres Cabreja ... Cibao Cup (Dominican Republic) MVP in 1996 and 1998 ... her city?s athlete of the year in 1994 ... earned Beginner of the Year honors in the Higher Volleyball District in 1994 ... a member of the 1994-96 Dominican Republic indoor national team ... her team won several tournaments including the Norceca Tournament in Mexico.
Personal - Born Evelia Yajaira Cadet Martinez on September 9, 1976 in Montecristi, Dominican Republic ... Religious Studies major ... daughter of Ray Cadet and Eneida Martinez ... also lettered in track and field and softball.