Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico
PAOLA AT A GLANCE: Experienced back row player ... Brings passion and experience to the court every day.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Redshirted at Cal-Pennsylvania ... Made honors list.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Played for Colegio Catolico Notre Dame in high school in 2011 and 2012 ... Knights were ranked third best school in country ... Given Pirate award for good sportsmanship as freshman at Antilles High ... Earned leadership award for Pirates in 2010 ... Played club volleyball for VolleyUmet Rojo ... Club team placed third at Jeep National Championsips in 2012 ... Also played softball, basketball, bowling and participated in track & field in high school.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Humberto Buitrago and Loribel Cartagena ... Has two sisters, Adriana and Maria Cecilia ... Brother, Edgardo Cartagena, plays volleyball at Ball State ... Sport management major.