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Raya O'Neal
Raya  O'Neal

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
East Hampton, N.Y.

High School:
East Hampton

Last College:
Hampton

Height:
5-10

Position:
S

As A Redshirt Sophomore (2016): Played in five sets across four matches … recorded five digs and one assist … picked up a season-high three digs against Creighton (Oct. 29).

As A Sophomore (2015): A redshirt season.

At Hampton (2014): Played in seven sets across five matches before transferring after the first semester ... averaged 1.57 assists per set and 0.14 digs per set.

At East Hampton: Played five years on the volleyball team, as she joined the Bonackers in the eighth grade ... all-time leader in assists (1,976), kills (764), and service aces (201) ... was named the league's Rookie of the Year (2010) as a freshman and also picked up All-Conference honors and was named to the All-County Tournament team ... as a sophomore, she led the Bonackers to the Class A quarterfinals and was named to the All-Conference team and the All-County Tournament team (2011) ... during her junior campaign, she led the team the Class B county final and was named All-County, All-County Tournament, and All-Long Island Honorable Mention (2012) ... led the Bonackers to the League VI championship and the Class B finals and collected All-Conference, All-County Tournament honors and was named the League VI player of the year and second-team All-Long Island honors ... earned the East Hampton High School Principal Leadership Award and the State of New York Office of the State-Comptroller Achievement Award... member of the East Hampton National Honor Society and the Student Body President ... member of the World Languages Honor Society and Journalism Club.

Off the Court: Communications Arts major/minor in Spanish...lists filmmaking and dancing as her hobbies ... lists her mother and high school coach as the most influential people in her athletic career ... came to St. John's because of the campus environment and felt so welcomed by the faculty and teammates ... dream job is to become a sports broadcaster ... favorite moment of her athletic career is winning the Long Island Championships in the eighth grade because of the team camaraderie ... favorite quote is "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"... favorite movie is "A Walk to Remember" ... favorite TV show is "Friends" ... favorite athlete is Kevin Durant ... favorite St. John's athlete is Metta World Peace ... favorite pro team is the New York Knicks ... daughter of Tina Giles and Louis O'Neal ... has one older sibling, Myra who attends UCONN.

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