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Williams Named Big South Freshman of the Week

October 16, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Amaya Williams was named Big South Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Amaya Williams was named Big South Freshman of the Week on Monday.

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

This is Williams' second career Freshman of the Week honor, as she also received the award on Sept. 25. Williams is one of four current Lady Flames (also Casey Goodwin, Anna Gragg and Sirena Vorster) to be named Freshman of the Week at least once in their careers.

A native of Raleigh, N.C., Williams averaged 10.55 assists per set while distributing for an offense that hit .222 as a team during the three-match week.  She added 1.45 digs per set, 0.36 blocks per set and 0.36 kills per set.

On Tuesday at High Point, Williams dished out 24 assists, in addition to six digs and two block assists. Williams recorded a match-high-tying 52 assists on Friday against Winthrop, to go with two digs, two block assists and three kills. It was her second 50-assist match of the season. On Saturday, Williams dished out a match-high 40 assists in a 3-0 sweep of Charleston Southern, helping Liberty post its first sweep of the season while the team hit a season-best .292 on the afternoon.

Williams' 40 assists were the most by a Liberty player in a three-set match so far this season. During Big South play, Williams ranks fourth overall, and first among freshmen, with 9.03 assists per set.

The Lady Flames (7-14, 4-4 Big South), currently tied for third in the conference standings, begin the second half of Big South play this weekend. Liberty travels to South Carolina to take on Winthrop on Friday at 7 p.m. before playing at Charleston Southern, Saturday at 3 p.m.