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Carly Ray
Carly  Ray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evans, Ga.

High School:
Greenbrier

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L


AWARDS:
Senior season (2015)
• SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Week 11)

Junior season (2014)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore season (2013)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Freshman season (2012)
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK:
• Shares junior record for matches played (25)

2015: Appeared and started in 17 of 20 matches at outside back...finished with seven points on two goals and three assists after not tallying any points through her first three seasons as a Gamecock...both of her goals came in the season finale against Tennessee (10/29)...provided the assist on Sophie Groff's game-winner against Kennesaw State (9/14)...part of a backline that helped South Carolina notch six shutouts on the year...recorded a career-high four shots, putting three of them on target.

2014: Played in all 25 matches, logging 842 minutes as a substitute at outside back...fired her only shot of the season and put it on goal against Mississippi State (10/30)...Gamecocks allowed just 11 regular-season goals and finished the season with a 0.72 goals against average -- 26th nationally and tops in the SEC -- after seeing just 18 balls hit the back of the net...contributed to 13 shutouts, second most in school history, including three straight in the NCAA Tournament

2013: Played in 20 matches as a sub at outside back ... Played 420 minutes ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Played in all 21 South Carolina matches as a defender...member of a backline that limited Vanderbilt, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU and Ole Miss to only 17 shots on goal in 470 minutes of action during a five-game stretch.

Watch Coach Smith's Signing Day Comments

PRE-COLLEGE: South Carolina ODP Region Camp (2010) ... Region 2-AAAA Player of the Year (2011) ... First Team All-Area (2011) ... First Team Region 5A (2010) ... All-Area County Team (2009) ... Team Offensive MVP (2011) and Coaches Award (2010) ... Two-time Region 5A Champions (2009-10) ... Team captain (2011-12) ... Georgia State 5A Final Four (2009) ... Georgia State 5A Elite Eight (2010) ... Played for Atlanta Fire United (2011-12), SC United (2009-11), Augusta Arsenal Athena A (2007-09) and Augusta Patriots Athena B (2006-07) club teams ... Two-time club player of the year (2009-10) ... Co-Captain (2010) ... South Carolina State finalist (2010)

PERSONAL: Full name is Carly Rose Ray ... Majoring in exercise science ... Born August 30, 1994 ... Chose USC over Clemson, Ole Miss, South Florida and Wofford ... Has one brother ... Brother, Jared, is a member of the UGA Triathlon Team ... Parents are Curt and Melissa Ray.

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