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Carly Ray
Carly  Ray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evans, Ga.

High School:
Greenbrier

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L

01/27/2016

Gamecocks Post 94 on 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall

10/30/2015

Carly Ray Earns SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week Nod

Ray joined by Texas A&M's Danielle Rice in sharing the week's defensive honor

07/15/2013

South Carolina Leads 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list

09/23/2012

South Carolina Draws Arkansas, 1-1, Sunday Afternoon

Danielle Au scores first goal of 2012 in draw

08/01/2012

Gamecock Women's Soccer Opens 2012 Preseason Camp

South Carolina's 28 players report for the first day of training

09/27/2015

South Carolina vs. Alabama (9/27/15)

South Carolina vs. Alabama (9/27/15)

08/15/2014

Women's Soccer Exhbition at Duke

No. 14 South Carolina fell to No. 18 Duke in exhibition play on Aug. 14, 2014, in Durham, N.C.

AWARDS:
Senior season (2015)
• SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Week 11)
• Voted Teammate of the Year by teammates and coaches
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

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.

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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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