Jackie Williams - Wittenberg

9/10/2007

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September 10, 2007

Jackie Williams - Wittenberg
Junior, Right Side/Opposite, 6-1 (Rocky River, Ohio - Magnificat High School)

Photo courtesy Wittenberg athletics.

Jackie Williams, a junior right-side hitter for No. 2 Wittenberg University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week. She earned the award after helping lead the Tigers to an undefeated weekend at the Washington University (Mo.) Invitational, where the team defeated four teams, three of them nationally ranked in the CSTV/AVCA Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll. In Wittenberg's first match, a sweep of No. 12 Concordia (Minn.), Williams had 15 kills in 22 swings and no errors for a .682 hitting percentage, while also adding six digs and five total blocks in the win. In the Tigers' next match, a 3-1 win over Central (Iowa), she put away 11 kills, while adding two digs and two total blocks. All of that led up to the Tigers' 3-1 win over No. 4 Washington University in St. Louis, which marked the first time Wittenberg has defeated the Bears since 2002. In the match against Wash U., Williams scored 16 kills in 32 attempts and only two errors for a .438 hitting percentage. She also chipped in four digs and four total blocks in the victory. Williams closed out the weekend with a 14 kill, .522 hitting percentage, two dig performance in Wittenberg's sweep of No. 15 Ohio Northern. For the week, Williams averaged a .475 hitting percentage, 4.3 kills, .846 blocks and 4.8 points per game. This marks the eighth time an athlete from Wittenberg has been named Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week, and the first since Emily Bell received the award on Oct. 16, 2006. The Tigers are coached by Paco Labrador.

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