Men's Volleyball

5 Randy Ramirez
5 - Randy Ramirez
Height: 6-3
Weight: 160
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Position: Setter
Previous School: Colegio Marista

As a sophomore (2012): All-Conference Carolinas First Team…Played in 19 matches, including 18 starts…Recorded 708 assists, averaging 10.11 per set…Posted 87 digs, 62 kills and 49 blocks…Tallied at least 40 assists on nine occasions, including four 50-assist performances…Notched 46 assists in back-to-back matches against Lindenwood (Jan. 21) and NJIT (Jan. 28)…Posted at least 45 assists in three straight matches (Feb. 17 – Mar. 3)…Season-high six kills at Mount Olive (Mar. 3)…Tallied a season-high seven blocks against Sacred Heart (Mar. 6)…Season-high 54 assists against NJIT (Mar. 16)…Recorded a season-high nine digs at Pfeiffer (Mar. 31).

As a freshman (2011): Played in 24 matches, including 23 starts…Posted 811 assists, averaging 10.14 per set…Led the team in service aces (22), while tallying 62 digs and 41 blocks…Recorded at least 40 assists on eight occasions…Notched a season-high six blocks in his collegiate debut against Lewis (Jan. 15)…Season-high six kills on eight attempts against Carthage (Jan. 28)…Posted a double-double with 42 assists and a season-high 10 digs against Grand Canyon (Jan. 30)…Tallied a campaign-best three service aces against King (Feb. 8)…Recorded 45 assists against No. 11 Penn State…Three-straight matches with at least 41 assists (Mar. 27-Apr. 5)…Had six kills and 45 assists against Ball State (Mar. 27)…Season-high 46 assists against King (Apr. 5).

High School: Graduated from Colegio Marista Guaynabo in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico…Coached by Juan Aviles…Juan was All-American in 2008 for volleyball and All-American in 2010 for basketball.

Personal: Born on January 29, 1992 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico…Son of Roberto Ramirez and Jolynn Morales…Has one sister, Mariela… Grandfather Antonio “Tono” Morales played basketball for the Puerto Rican National team and for the Leones de Ponce in the Puerto Rican basketball league; named one of the top 50 greatest Puerto Rican players in basketball history…Played club volleyball for Borinquen Coqui, coached by Jan Class…Majoring in pre-medicine with a minor in athletic training…Plans on becoming a radiologist.

More about Randy: Favorite book: “El Ron”…Favorite midnight snack: Cuba Libre…Favorite movie: “Titanic II”…Favorite musical artist: Remi…Favorite sports team: Los Palmeros de Vieques…Randy’s most memorable moment in sports: Beating Parkville School…Randy’s advice to kids: “Be you”…Favorite color: Blue …Favorite foods: Petipuas…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Nascar…Best advice Randy has ever been given: “Enjoy the little things”…What people don’t know about Randy: He hates setting…When Randy was a kid, he tried to be like: Charlie Sheen.