2003 - Appeared in 24 games and started eight, all at second base Won the starting second base job the last two weeks of the season Started seven of Illinois' last eight games Earned that starting role after hitting .250 (2-for-8) over a four-game series at Penn State Hit .235 in the Big Ten and 233 overall Returned to Decatur over the summer, playing for the CICL's Decatur Blues, earning League Player of the Week honors once over the summer.
2002 - Started 24 games, the most of anyone on the team, at second base Team was 16-8 when Raymond started at second Collected a bunt single in the second inning versus Illinois College to drive in the first run of the game which would prove to be the game-winning RBI Scored the game-winning run in game one at Minnesota Scored game-winning run against Illinois State in an extra-inning thriller Went 2-for-5 with an RBI at Indiana State Had two hits, scored a run, and drove another in the second game against Western Michigan Played for the CICL champion Decatur Blues over the summer.
2001 - Redshirt freshman started 13 games and appeared in 25 at second base and designated hitter Picked up first career hit (single) in season-opening series at Troy State Went 2-for-4 with one run scored vs. Notre Dame at Fresno State Classic Collected career highs in hits and RBI in going 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in game four against Purdue Was 5-for-7 in two games against the Boilers during the regular season Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against Western Illinois.
2000 - Redshirt season Hit .270 with 12 RBI in 111 at bats for the Rome (NY) Indians over the summer.
High School - Earned three letters in both football and baseball and two in basketball Earned all-conference honors in baseball with a .430 batting average, three home runs and 28 stolen bases Member of the DuPage Valley conference all-star team Earned team MVP honors in both baseball and football Had the highest batting average on his team and led team in 15 categories Both a Daily Herald and Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week An honorable mention all-conference performer in football Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - Parents are Tim and Linda Raymond Majoring in speech communications Hopes to build a career as a sports agent after graduation Hobbies include fishing, football and basketball Lists biggest thrill in sports as hitting a home run on the first pitch of a regional game his sophomore year Favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez Father most influenced his athletic career.