AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)- MAAC All-Academic Team...Checked in to the starting lineup in 42 of the 47 games that she appeared in...Ranked fourth on the team in batting average (.293), and hits (39), while placing fifth in runs (19)...Hit .416 over a nine game stretch going 10-for-24 during the month of March...Slugged her first career homerun against Manhattan (4/14) which ignited a seven game streak when she hit .590 (13-for-22) while scoring nine runs.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)- Played in 42 games, making 40 starts...Hit .286 (third-best on the team), with 36 hits, 14 runs scored, and eight sacrifices...Had season-high three hits in win over UAlbany (3/31)...Hit .455 in six games over a 15-day stretch, going 10-for-22 against Fairfield (4/9), Rider (4/10), Manhattan (4/16), and Holy Cross (4/21).
BEFORE SIENA- A four-year member of the varsity squad at Oceanside High School...Former Nassau County Player of the Year...Also played varsity basketball and volleyball for three years apiece.
PERSONAL- Born May 6, 1992...Daughter of Clifford and Janet Ray...Coordinated "Haiti Dance: in high school, an event where all the profits went directly to help the families in Haiti
LAJEUNESSE ON RAY- "Samantha had a solid first season and we are looking for her to build off of that. She provides our team with solid defense at the third base corner and comes up big in the clutch on offense. We will be looking for Samantha to add a little pop to her offense this year and for her to drive in a few more runs."