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  Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Player Profile

Los Gatos, CA

High School:
Archbishop Mitty


Outside Hitter


Cardinal Knocks Off Sacramento State, 4-1

Stanford will play its final match of the season on Tuesday against Santa Clara


Stanford Takes Out USF, 4-1

The Cardinal will face Sacramento State at 3 p.m.


Bringing the Beach to Stanford

Sand volleyball brings an exciting new sport to The Farm


Sand Volleyball Outlasts Pacific, 3-2

Stanford's No. 4 pair Ajanaku and Luck remain undefeated


Sand Volleyball Sweeps Santa Clara

The Cardinal recorded its first sweep in program history

As a Junior in 2012: All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention ... played in 98 sets ... averaged 2.02 kills, 0.88 digs and 0.86 blocks per set ... hit a career-best .239 on the year as a right side hitter ... tallied five kills, six digs and three blocks at Hawaii (8/26) ... finished with 10 kills, four digs and a season high five blocks at Penn State (8/31) ... registered four kills and five digs in a win over then-No. 18 Florida (9/1) ... hit .385 (7-2-13) and recorded her first ace of the year versus USF (9/14) ... went 6-0-16 (.375) with four blocks at Arizona (9/28) ... tied her career high with seven blocks at Arizona State (9/30) ... tallied nine kills and four blocks with a .368 hitting percentage at Washington State (10/21) ... hit .412 with eight kills and five blocks against Arizona (10/24) ... recorded a career-high .684 hitting percentage (13-0-19) versus ASU (10/26) ... totaled eight kills, seven digs and three blocks at OSU (11/2) ... hit .409 with a team-high 10 kills to go with six digs and three blocks in a sweep at then-No. 2 Oregon (11/4) ... recorded 11 kills on a .429 hitting percentage against WSU (11/7) ... tallied a season-best 16 kills on a .400 hitting percentage at UCLA (11/16) ... hit .364 with five kills and two blocks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Jackson State ... posted a .417 hitting percentage (7-2-12) with five digs and five blocks against Western Kentucky in the second round ... posted eight kills and a season-high nine digs against Iowa State (12/7) in the Regional Semifinals ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2012 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2011: AVCA All-America honorable mention ... AVCA All-Pacific Region Team ... All-Pac-12 Conference selection ... fifth in the Pac-12 and 23rd in the nation with 4.32 kills per set ... ranked fifth in the conference with 4.96 points per set and 19th nationally ... averaged 3.10 digs, 0.76 blocks and 0.18 aces per set ... led the conference with 20 double-doubles ... posted a team-high in kills in 26 of the 30 matches, including eight 20-kill performances ... totaled 30 kills, 14 digs and three blocks in two games at the Rice Invitational ... put down a career high three aces at Rice (8/28) ... recorded career highs of 24 kills and 22 digs against Duke (9/3) for her first career double-double ... posted 45 kills, 26 digs and six blocks in the Nike Volleyball Big Four Classic ... led the team with 15 kills, 10 digs, and four blocks at California (9/13) ... led the team with 19 kills, 12 digs and six blocks against Arizona (10/2) ... put down 22 kills and collected 18 digs and four blocks at Oregon State (10/7) ... led the team with 13 kills, nine digs, three aces and two blocks versus Washington State (10/14) ... led the team with 18 kills, 12 digs, three blocks and a career-high tying three aces in the win at Arizona (10/21) ... had 14 kills and 13 digs in the win over USC (10/28) ... led the team with 13 kills, 10 digs and a career high seven blocks at Colorado (11/3) ... posted 20 kills and 20 digs at Washington (11/11) ... went 16-1-33 to hit a season-best .455 at WSU (11/13) ... had 21 kills and 18 digs to lead the team versus Oregon (11/18) ... matched that with 21 kills and 13 digs against OSU (11/20) ... finished with 19 kills and 15 digs against Cal (11/25) ... posted a team-high 18 kills to go with 11 digs and a career-high tying seven blocks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Sacred Heart (12/2) ... led the team with 16 kills, six digs and three blocks versus Michigan (12/3) in the second round ... Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (9/12) ... Rice Invitational all-tournament team ... MVP of the Stanford Invitational and Nike Volleyball Big Four Classic ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Freshman in 2010: Named to the 2010 All-Pac-10 Freshmen Team ... played in 108 of the team's 109 sets, making 11 starts on the year ... fourth on the team with 1.83 kills per set and fifth with 2.10 points per set ... totaled five digs, three blocks and one ace at San Francisco (9/18) ... tallied a season-best .625 attack percentage (10-0-16) vs. Oregon State (10/1) ... finished with a season high 27 attempts versus Washington (10/15) ... registered season highs of 11 kills and seven digs versus California (10/22) ... had six kills, two digs and a season-high tying three blocks against Albany (12/3) in her first postseason appearance ... followed up with eight kills and a .438 attack percentage against Colorado State (12/4) in the Second Round ... tallied eight kills, three digs and two blocks in the Regional Semifinal win over Ohio State (12/10) ... finished with six kills, a dig and a block in the Regional Final loss to USC (12/11).

2010 Match-By-Match Statistics

High School: A 2010 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. ... a four-year letterwinner ... captained the team as a junior and senior ... listed at No. 3 in the nation in PrepVolleyball's Senior Aces rankings ... in 2009, her team became the first Mitty women's volleyball team to post an undefeated record ... led her squad to the CIF Division 2 state title in 2008 and 2009 ... team also made appearances in 2006 and 2007 ... listed among its top-50 Junior Recruits, Sophomore 79, and Freshman 59 ... 2009 MVP of the Durango Fall Classic, with a third-place finish for the award in 2008 ... two-time WCAL MVP ... three-time WCAL All-League first team ... 2006 Honorable Mention ... AVCA High School First Team All-American in 2009 ... Max Preps National Player of the Year and All-American MVP in 2009 ... 2009 Gatorade California Volleyball Player of the Year, also a finalist in 2008 ... Volleyball Magazine's 2009 National High School Volleyball Player of the Year ... two-time CIF State Tournament, Division 2 MVP ... all-tournament team selection in 2007 ... 2009 CCS Player of the Year ... 2009 San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year ... 2008 Cal-Hi Sports Volleyball Player of the Year ... CCS Senior and Junior of the Year ... San Jose Mercury News Senior and Junior of the Year ... 2008 CCS Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2008 San Jose Mercury News Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2007 CCS All-League first team ... 2007 San Jose Mercury News All-League first team ... CCS Volleyball Sophomore and Freshman of the Year ... San Jose Mercury News Volleyball Sophomore and Freshman of the Year.

Club Competition: Played for Vision Volleyball Club ... team made Junior Olympic appearances each year from 2004-2010 ... placed 13th in 2005, 11th in 2006, 10th in 2007 and third in 2008 and 2009 ... two-time Junior Olympics all-tournament team selection.

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Barbara Williams ... has a younger brother, Adrian ... major is sociology... considering a career in public relations or market research ... enjoys boating and waterskiing ... full name is Rachel Jené Williams.

Williams' Career Statistics

Williams' Career Highs

Kills 24, vs. Duke (9/3/11)
Attempts 71, vs. Florida (9/10/11)
Aces 3, 3X, last at Arizona (10/21/11)
Digs 22, vs. Duke (9/3/11)
Assists 3, 3X, last at Colorado (11/3/11)
Blocks 7, 3X, last at Arizona State (9/30/12)
Hitting Percentage .684 (13-0-19), vs. Arizona State (10/26/12)