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Niki Williams
Niki Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mission Viejo, Calif.

High School:
El Toro

Height:
5-9

Position:
UTL

B/T:
R/R

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At Washington
2012 (Senior):
All-Pac-12 Second Team ... All-Pacific Region First Team for the third consecutive year ... Academic All Pac-12 Honorable Mention ... finished her Husky career with 172 RBI, sixth in school history ... hit 37 home runs in her career, fifth most in Husky history ... her eight triples give her a tie for eighth in the school's history ... 122 walks place her fourth all time ... her .601 slugging percentage and .450 on base percentage are good for seventh highest in school history ... left school with a .770 career winning percentage ... led the team with five triples on the year ... took 44 walks, leading the Huskies in that department for the second year in a row ... tied for the team lead with four sacrifice flies ... led the team this season with a .475 on base percentage ... second on the team with a .575 slugging percentage ... one of only two Huskies to start all 58 games ... hit .327 in 153 at bats, bringing her career batting average to .333 ... hit .333 in Pac-12 play ... scored 45 runs, second on the team ... hit seven home runs and knocked in 39 runs... 8-for-9 in steal attempts and 30-34 for her career ... knocked in three runs against Harvard in the NCAA Regionals (5/20) ... tallied four RBI in two consecutive games against Delaware (3/2-3/3) ... had three-hit performances in wins against UCSB (2/18), Delaware (3/2) and Oregon State (4/21) ... smashed two home runs in the 7-6 extra inning victory over the Beavers.

2011 (Junior): Named Second-Team NFCA All-American ... a Top 25 finalist for ASA Player of the Year ... named team co-offensive MVP with Kimi Pohlman ... First-Team All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region ... named to the Seattle Regional All-Tournament team ... Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week (2/15) ... invited to the National Team training camp ... appeared and started in all 53 games ... batted .364 collecting 56 hits in 154 at bats with 14 home runs, 42 runs, 12 doubles, one triple and 56 RBIs ... had 327 putouts, most on the team, with 11 different double digit putout games (most: 13, 4/23 at UCLA) ... walked 40 times ... slugging percentage was .727 ... hit a two RBI home run in the team's 23-5 win over UC Riverside in the SportCo Kickoff Classic (2/11) ... hit two two-run home runs and co-led the team with four RBIs in a 22-3 victory over UC Riverside (2/13) ... hit a three-run home run with four total RBIs and scored two runs against Northwestern in the San Diego Classic (2/20) ... co-led the team with three hits versus Cal State Fullerton in the Cathedral City Classic (2/26) ... hit two RBI doubles versus Cal Poly (2/26) ... scored the game-ending run, handing USC Upstate their first loss of the season in the Husky Softball Classic (3/11) ... hit two home runs, including the three-run game-winner in the sixth inning of the 7-4 victory over Notre Dame (3/18) ... hit a two-out solo home run and was a triple shy of the cycle in game one of a doubleheader versus Cal State Bakersfield (3/22) ... hit a three-run home run in game two of the doubleheader versus Cal State Bakersfield (3/22) ... gave the team an early 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the team's 3-2 victory over No. 14/15 Oregon (4/2) ... hit the game-winning home run in the eighth inning of a 3-2 win over No. 12/9 California (4/9) ... hit first triple of the year for two RBIs versus No. 12/9 California, giving UW the series win (4/10) ... hit a two-run home run, scoring the first runs of the series in game two of the series versus No. 11/13 UCLA (4/22) ... part of a game-ending double play in the team's first win over UCLA since 2007 (4/23) ... had the first hit of the game for either team, a double, versus No. 13/13 Stanford (4/29) ... led the team with four RBI, including a three-run home run in the 7-1 victory over No. 13/13 Stanford (4/30) ... hit a game-winning bases-loaded three-RBI triple in the 5-4 series-deciding victory over Oregon State (5/14) ... hit a two-run home run in the Seattle Regional Opener versus Portland State (5/19) ... led the team with two RBIs and scored on a BYU error in UW's defeat of BYU in the winner's bracket of the Seattle Regionals (5/20) ... hit a double to tie the game at four and scored one of the final two runs in the team's 7-5 come-from-behind Regional-winning victory over BYU (5/21) ... co-led the team with two hits in the team's final game of the season versus Missouri (5/29) ... set her career single game highs for doubles (two) and home runs (two) ... had a seven-game hitting streak (3/18-4/2) ... in the Husky career records, ranks 10th in RBIs (135), eighth in home runs (30), sixth in slugging percentage (.613) and eighth in on base percentage (.444).

2010 (Sophomore): Appeared and started in all 59 games ... batted .357, collecting 61 hits in 171 at bats with 11 home runs, one triple, seven doubles and 47 RBIs ... scored 42 runs, walked 20 times and stole nine bases ... led the Huskies in batting average (.357), total bases (103), and tied with four others in starting all 59 games ... second on team in slugging percentage (.602) and hits (61) ... third on team in runs scored (42), at bats (171), on base percentage (.436), runs batted in (47), home runs (11), and hit by pitch (4) ... recorded 13-multi RBI games and nine-multi run games ... hit two doubles against Utah State (2/19) ... tied in school records for fewest errors in a season (1) ... tied for seventh in Husky career records for slugging percentage (.554) ... in Husky year-by-year records for batting average (.357) ... First-Team NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-America and All-Pacific Region ... Second-Team All-Pac-10 Conference ... NFCA National Player of the Week (3/2) ... member of the USA Softball Futures team.

2009 (Freshman)
Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament team after setting WCWS records for RBI in a game (7) and series (10) ... also tied the World Series record with three home runs on the week, a two-run shot, a three-run shot and a grand slam... made her World Series debut against Georgia and hitting in the No. 9 spot, blasted a two-run game-winning home run in the fourth inning ... had a record-setting day against Georgia in the semifinals, going 2-for-5 with seven RBI, hitting a three-run home run in the second inning and a game-tying grand slam in the fifth ... the grand slam was just the third in World Series history ... her World Series performance raised her season average to .288, sixth on the team ... finished with five home runs, 32 RBI and 25 runs scored in her freshman campaign ... third on the team with eight doubles ... fourth on the squad in runs, RBI and walks (19) and also fourth with six stolen bases in six attempts ... appeared in 57 games, making 51 starts ... started all 12 games in the postseason, batting .273 (9x33) with seven runs and a team-high tying 14 RBIs ... had her first career multi-hit game in Pac-10 play ... had RBI came against Penn State (3/13) in a career game, going 4-for-5 with three runs, two doubles and five RBI, all of which are career-highs ... had her first career triple and missed hitting for the cycle by a home run ... scored the winning run on Alicia Blake's single in the bottom of the seventh to cap an-eight run rally which saw UW overcome a 13-6 sixth-inning deficit ... her two-run triple in the seveth tied the game ... hit her second career home run in the Husky Softball Classic against Seattle (2/27) ... went 2-for-3 against the Redhawks with a walk, an RBI, a stolen base and a career-high three runs scored ... had a career-day against Utah State (2/13), going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI ... belted her first career home run against Southern Utah (2/7) ... was the only freshman to start in the season opener against No. 12 Tennessee (2/6), getting the call at first base ... collected her first career hit, run and RBI against BYU (2/6) ... filled in for Ashlyn Watson after she was hit by pitch against Southern Utah and made the most of it, hitting her first career home run, a two-run shot.

High School/Club
Earned Second-Team All-CIF and first-team all-league honors as a senior at El Toro High School ... a First-Team All-CIF and second-team all-state selection as a junior ... El Toro's Junior Athlete of the Year and first-team all-county and won the Orange County Register Player of the Week award ... helped the Chargers to first place league finishes as a freshman and junior and was named first-team all-league both seasons ... Named El Toro's Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2005 ... missed her entire sophomore year due to an injury ... a four-year Associated Student Body (ASB) Officer ... won the ASB "Die Hard" Award, as voted on by her peers ... played club ball for the Corona Angles ASA Gold team, helping them to a second-place finish in the 2008 ASA 18U Gold Nationals and a fifth-place finish in 2007 ... in 2006, helped the Angels to the title in the prestigious Independence Day Tournament in Boulder, Colo.

Personal
Parents are Alvin and Denise Williams ... has two brothers, Brandon and Tony, and two sisters, Nicole and Robbie ... full name is Nikia Jazmine Williams ... born in Mission Viejo, Calif.

UW head coach Heather Tarr on Williams:
"Niki has played a major role on her ASA gold team for two years. She can play any infield position, hit for power and average and has great speed. We expect her to come in right away and make an impact."

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