AVCA All-South Region selection...finishes Arkansas career ranked second in assists (3,661), 12th in digs (933) and 18th in service aces (62)...second on the team with eight double-doubles...tallied 37 career double-doubles...earned all-tournament honors at the Arkansas Invitational and Golden Hurricane Classic...named MVP of the season-opening Arkansas Invitational...first career triple-double with 13 kills, 26 assists and 11 digs in four-set win at Tulsa...fourth player in program history to do accomplish the feat...one kill shy of second triple-double in four-set win (9K, 23A, 12D) at Tennessee...12 matches with at least 25 assists while sharing setting duties with Ashley Vazquez in Arkansas' 6-2 offensive system...duo set team to .434 hitting percentage against Ole Miss (Nov. 3), fourth-best performance in program history...season-high 42 assists vs. Creighton in first round of the NCAA Tournament.
MVP of the Razorback Invitational after a trio of double-double performances...earned all-tournament honors at the season-opening Arkansas Invitational...set the team to nine matches of a .300 hitting percentage or better...tied for sixth in the SEC with 15 double-doubles... has moved into third place on program’s career assists list (2,915 assists)...became the fifth setter in program history with 2,500 career assists...had 48 assists against Kansas and at No. 22 Michigan...tallied 14 digs in wins over ULM and LSU...against Oklahoma, had 43 assists, 11 digs and career-high eight kills...established a career best with seven total blocks against the Wolverines...began SEC play with a season-high 54 assists, setting the team to a .291 hitting percentage against No. 13 Florida...had 38 assists and 11 digs in four-set win at No. 21 Tennessee...tallied 28 assists, seven kills, four digs and an ace in sweep of Auburn...registered ninth double-double against LSU with 47 assists and 11 digs...dished out 52 assists in four-set win at Ole Miss...had 33 assists and 12 digs against Tennessee...accounted for 33 assists and a match-high 15 digs in straight-set win at Kentucky...directed the team to a .330 hitting percentage against the Wildcats...tallied 35 assists, eight digs and four kills in sweep of Mississippi State in Starkville...set the team to a .360 hitting percentage against the Bulldogs...had 38 assists, eight kills, seven digs and four total blocks in three-and-a-half sets of play against Alabama...eight kills tied a career high...totaled 37 assists, nine digs, five kills and two service aces in five-setter at Auburn...turned in double-double performance with 31 assists and 11 digs at Texas A&M...had 43 assists, 10 digs and three kills in five-set win over Kentucky in Fayetteville...directed the team to a .370 hitting percentage against Georgia...totaled 52 assists, nine digs and five kills against the Bulldogs...had 45 assists, 5 kills and 5 digs in home finale against Ole Miss...match conference-season high with four total blocks at LSU...tied a season high with 54 assists at South Carolina, setting the team to a .322 hitting percentage...added eight digs and five kills against the Gamecocks...closed out her junior campaign with 47 assists, 14 digs and five kills in NCAA Tournament against Wichita State.
Earned all-tournament selections at Arkansas Invitational and Deacon Invitational...totaled 86 assists and a .545 hitting percentage at season-opening Arkansas Invitational...dished out 102 assists and led the Razorbacks to a .290 hitting percentage in three matches at the Deacon Invitational...season-best 49 assists against Oral Roberts...career-best seven kills against Georgetown...season-high 15 digs against Dartmouth...guided Arkansas to .421 (50-10-95) hitting percentage against McNeese State, the eighth-best effort in program history...posted second double-double of the season with 46 assists and 13 digs at Alabama in conference opener...tied season best with three service aces in win against the Crimson Tide...notched third double-double of the season with 29 assists and 14 digs in straight-set win over Mississippi State...directed team to a .385 (50-10-104) hitting percentage against the Bulldogs, the highest by an Arkansas team in SEC play since 2007...recorded fourth double-double of the season with 38 assists and team-high 13 digs in four-set match with Kentucky...led the team with nine digs against No. 23 Tennessee...dished out 30 assists with five digs and two service aces in straight-set victory over South Carolina...team posted a .294 (40-8-109) hitting percentage in the match...posted a pair of double-double efforts during Arkansas’ home weekend against Auburn and Georgia...against Georgia, established a new career high with 54 assists...added 16 digs and four total blocks versus the Bulldogs...averaged 12.33 assists per set during weekend home sweep of Ole Miss and Alabama...guided team to a .313 (48-12-115) hitting percentage in weekend finale against Crimson Tide...had 33 assists, six kills, eight digs and three total blocks in sweep of Alabama...posted 25 assists, nine digs and three kills during team’s three-set win over LSU...posted 32 assists, eight digs and five kills in road sweep of Mississippi State...re-established career high with 54 assists at Georgia...directed team to .430 hitting percentage (50-4-107) against South Carolina, the fifth-best mark in program history and four highest in an SEC match...regiested 46 assists, 13 digs and career-high eight kills in five setter with No. 19 Florida...dished out career-best 61 assists to go along with season-high 16 digs at No. 16 Kentucky...assist total was tied for fourth highest by an SEC setter during the year...one of three players to play in each of the team’s 112 sets during the year...second on the team with 11 double-doubles...directed team to .235 season hitting percentage, the seventh-best mark in program history.
Used early in the season as the back-up setter and serving specialist, Santos was inserted into the starting lineup against Georgia (Sept. 17) in the first SEC match of the season. She took advantage and worked her way onto the SEC All-Freshman Team when postseason awards were announced. Santos racked up three conference weekly honors in the final month of the season. She was twice named the SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 1, Nov. 22). In between those honors, she was selected as the conference Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 8) after a season-best 22 digs in a win over Ole Miss (Nov. 5). In her first start, she guided the Razorback offense with a season-high 50 assists in a five-set win over Georgia (Sept. 17). The team hit .316 during the match, a high during conference play. In her next match, Santos posted her first of three double-doubles with 39 assists and 13 digs against Auburn (Sept. 19). She also had performances of 49 assists and 10 digs against Alabama (Oct. 29) and 34 assists and 22 digs against the Rebels. Along with 45 assists against South Carolina (Nov. 21), Santos added a season-high four kills. She posted season bests of four service aces at No. 2 Florida (Oct. 3) and five total blocks against Kentucky (Oct. 10). She played in 29 of Arkansas' 31 matches and made 14 starts.
Prior to Arkansas
Santos brings international experience to Razorback volleyball as a past captain of the Youth and Junior National Teams for Puerto Rico. In 2008, Santos' Youth National Team participated in the NORCECA youth event in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The Junior National Team went on to capture a second-place finish at the Peru Invitational. The 5-10 setter has also been named an AAU and USA Volleyball Junior Olympics All-American. Santos is a member of the Puerto Rico National Team which played at the Grand Prix in Brazil, Japan and Thailand and the NORCECA Championships. Santos helped the team earn a silver medal at the NORCECA event, the first-ever medal for the nation at the tournament.
Born April 13, 1992, Raymariely Santos is the older of two children to Ryan Santos and Mariela Perez of Ponce, Puerto Rico. She has one younger sibling, Ileyrimar. Santos is majoring in kinesiology.