To help kick-off the 2016-2017 basketball season the Pioneers have decided to get an inside scoop on newly signed power forward, Faith Williams!
Faith got her start in basketball in the third grade and over the years it has transformed from a game she loved playing to being more than a game. Growing up, Williams made the majority of her friends and other great influences through basketball. Staying grounded and motivated has never been a challenge for Williams due to her great support system. Her friends and family are behind her 100% of the time, whom she can always rely on. From the third grade, Williams has had many coaches, but only one has been with her throughout it all. Williams holds a special place for her father who has been coaching her in basketball and in life since the beginning. He wants nothing more than for Williams to succeed and be happy. In fact, her biggest motivation is to make her father proud!
Throughout her many years of play Williams has had many accomplishments one of the biggest ones was her induction into her county’s hall of fame. Williams has been fortunate to only suffered one serious injury, a concussion in her sophomore year of high school. Despite the injury, Williams continued to be a powerhouse.
During her senior year at Santa Clara High School, Williams was offered a basketball scholarship to come to PUC. After a lot of research, contemplation, and visiting PUC she knew it would be a great fit. The Pioneers can agree that Faith is a great fit. Williams has been a great asset to the team with her positive and tenacious attitude and favorite part of the game helping and watching her teammates do well and working together as a team. Anticipating her arrival at PUC, Williams was concerned that it would take the team a long time to gel together. To her pleasant surprise, on the first day of practice the team instantly clicked! As any other college student would, Williams was also worried about the 5:00 a.m. practices, but from an even earlier age she has known that hard work always pays off.
Off the court, Williams is a chill person that likes to hang out with friends or stay inside and binge Netflix. When she isn’t busy watching the Clippers and her favorite player Blake Griffin, Williams spends a lot of time studying for her Multi-Media Communications major. Although Williams loves nothing more than crashing the boards and running the floor on a fast break, her main priority is as a student. She has found it challenging to balance school and basketball, but has found a way to complete all her schoolwork and still have time to work on her game.
In the first game of the season Williams put on a great performance with four points and two rebounds. Still very early in the season the Pioneers are excited to see what else Williams will contribute to the team and how they will continue to grow and improve.