Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams


Upland, Calif.

High School:
Upland H.S.




2001: Postseason: Had six digs in Arizona regional final match at No. 5 USC (12/7) ... Recorded nine digs vs. No. 12 Pacific (12/6) in the regional semifinals ... Tallied six digs at No. 21 Illinois (12/1) ... Had seven digs and an ace vs. Eastern Illinois ... Season: Played in all 30 matches, making eight starts ... Played in all 104 games ... Bettered her previous season-high in digs by one at Washington (11/9) with 11 ... Recorded a then-season-high 10 digs vs. No. 3 USC (10/25) ... Had 15 total digs against Washington (10/13) and Washington State (10/12) ... Tallied six digs vs. Arizona State (10/5) ... Finished with four digs at No. 5 USC (9/29) ... Had seven digs at No. 8 UCLA (9/28) ... Recorded 12 total digs vs. Oregon (9/20) and Oregon State (9/21) ... Had nine digs in two matches at the Wildcat Classic vs. No. 19 Utah and Louisville ... Had two digs and two service aces at No. 9 Florida ... Had four digs vs. Marshall (8/31) ... Had three digs and assists vs. South Florida (8/31).

2000: Started nine matches and played in 106 games ... Competed for the majority of the season with a bone in her right hand ... Averaged 1.51 digs per game ... Had a season-high 12 digs at Stanford (10/26) ... Recorded 11 digs in a match three times (at Arizona State, vs. USC and vs. UCLA) ... Tallied three aces against Stanford (9/29) ... Fourth on the team with 21 service aces.

1999: Defensive specialist ... Appeared in 18 matches, starting eight ... Matched an Arizona season-high with four service aces vs. California (11/12) ... Led Arizona with a season-high 17 digs at Washington (11/5) ... Paced the Cats with 14 digs at Arizona State (10/3) ... Posted a then-season-best 15 digs vs. UCLA (10/22) ... Made collegiate debut vs. Washington State (10/8).

High School: Graduated from Upland (Calif.) High School where she played for Coach Amy Sodek-Gazonaga ... Lettered three years as a defensive specialist ... Sat out her senior season after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery ... Earned first-team All-Baseline League honors as a junior and second-team accolades as a sophomore ... Named team's best defensive player twice ... Team won the Baseline League in both 1996, '97 and '98, going undefeated her sophomore year ... Also earned four letters playing second base and center field on the softball team ... Led the team to two Baseline League Championships and the 1997 CIF Division I title.

Club Experience: Competed for the Rancho Valley Volleyball Club in from 1996-99 under Coach Kim Cherniss ... Team went 18-1 during the 1998-99 season ... Placed 11th at the 1999 Davis Festival ... Finished in the top 35 at the 1999 Las Vegas Invitational.

Personal: Full name: Rachel Elise Williams ... Born: 7/25/81 in Parker, Ariz. ... Majoring in communications ... Daughter of Bob and Jean Williams.