Cándida Arias

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Cándida Arias
Personal information
Full name Cándida Estefany Arias Pérez
Nickname Yaguate
Nationality  Dominican Republic
Born ( 1992 -03-11) March 11, 1992 (age 22)
Yaguate, Dominican Republic
Hometown Santo Domingo
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Spike 340 cm (130 in)
Block 330 cm (130 in)
Volleyball information
Position Middle Blocker
Current club Russia Primorotchka
Number 15
National team
2009 - Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Last updated: March 2014

Cándida Estefany Arias Pérez (born March 11, 1992 in Yaguate,[1] San Cristóbal) is a female volleyball player from the Dominican Republic, who won the bronze medal with her native country at the 2008 NORCECA Girls' U18 Volleyball Continental Championship in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico wearing the number #15 jersey.[2]


Arias (centre) as part of the Dominican Republic women's volleyball team at the 2012 London Olympics

She debuted with her senior national team in June 2009, at the 2010 World Championship NORCECA Qualification Pool H, at Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, helping her team to qualify to the world event.[3]

With her U-18 team she won the 11th place at the 2009 Girls Youth Volleyball World Championship held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand,[4] and shortly afterwards, won the silver medal with the National Junior Team at the 2009 Women's U20 Volleyball World Championship.[5]

Arias played in Chiapas, Mexico, with her National Senior Team, helping her team to win the 2010 Final Four Cup gold medal.[6]

In June 2011, Arias played with her National Junior Team at the U-20 Pan-American Cup, held in Peru. There Arias win the "Best Blocker" award while her team won the silver medal.[7]

The Peruvian team San Martín de Porres signed Arias for the second leg of the 2012 season, as her first international club experience.[8]

In September 2012, Arias won the gold medal and the Best Blocker award at the first 2012 U23 Pan-American Cup, played in Callao, Peru.[9]




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  1. ^ hoy.com.do. "Cándida Arias con talento para no fallar" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  2. ^ FPvoleivol. "Dominicana vence a Puerto Rico y se queda con el Tercer Lugar" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  3. ^ NORCECA. "República Dominicana pasea a Islas Vírgenes de EU". Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  4. ^ FIVB. "In-form Dominicans whip USA in closely-contested straight sets". Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  5. ^ FIVB. "Germany wins gold at Women’s Juniors". Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  6. ^ Terra. "Perú cae ante República Dominicana y pierde título del Final Four" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  7. ^ NORCECA (2011-06-21). "Peruvian Brenda Uribe, MVP at U-20 Cup". Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  8. ^ "San Martín se refuerza con dominicana Cándida Arias". elpoli.pe. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  9. ^ FIVB (2012-09-08). "Dominicans claim gold medal at Pan Am U-23". Lima, Peru. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 

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