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Williams Named Big South Freshman of the Week

September 25, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Amaya Williams was named Big South Freshman of the Week.

Amaya Williams was named Big South Freshman of the Week.

Liberty setter Amaya Williams has been named the Big South Freshman of the Week, as announced Monday.

This is Williams' first career Freshman of the Week honor. She is the first Lady Flame since Leah Clayton (Oct. 31, 2016) to be named Big South Freshman of the Week. Williams joins current teammates Casey Goodwin, Anna Gragg and Sirena Vorster, who were all named Freshman of the Week at least once in their careers.

A native of Raleigh, N.C., Williams averaged 11.22 assists per set, while posting back-to-back double-doubles in her first two Big South matches last week. She ranks third in the conference in assists per set in Big South matches, which is first among freshman setters.

In her first Big South contest, Tuesday against High Point, Williams dished out a match-high 42 assists, to go along with 13 digs, two kills and one block assist. She recorded a career-high 59 assists in Liberty's 3-2 win over PC on Saturday, also adding 12 digs. She distributed for an offense that hit a season-high .290 while setting a new Vines Center single-match 25-point rally-scoring record with 73 kills.

Williams' 59 assists on Saturday were the most by a Liberty freshman setter since Courtney Boggs' 64 assists at UNC Asheville, Nov. 7, 2008. Williams leads Liberty with five double-doubles on the season.  

The Lady Flames (4-11, 1-1 Big South) close out their three-match homestand on Saturday, hosting UNC Asheville at 2 p.m. at the Vines Center.