Nicholas Williams
Nicholas Williams

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holmdel, N.J.

High School:
Holmdel High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
08/21/1989

2010-11: Competed in each of the first three meets of the season ... Registered 10th place finishes in the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 free at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... His times in each of those races (21.44 and 46.73, respectively) were both season bests ... Placed 11th in the 200 free (1:43.17) at the Terrapin Cup meet ... Placed third in the 100 free in the season opener against La Salle and Syracuse; RELAYS: Anchored the 200 yard medley relay team to a first place finish in a triangular meet against Connecticut and Georgetown, while also leading off the winning 400 freestyle relay at the same meet.

2009-10: Primarily competed in the 50, 100 and 200 yard freestyle events and qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in all three ... Tallied two first-place finishes during the season, in the 50 free against Georgetown and the 100 free versus Providence ... Placed in the top three in 11 of the 14 dual meet races he entered and had four runner-up and five third place finishes ... His top times of the season in all three of his primary events came at the Terrapin Cup Invitational, where he advanced to the "B" level final in the 100 and 200 free and the "C" level final of the 50 free and the 100 breaststroke ... Top times at the Maryland meet included 21.59 (50 free), 47.06 (100 free) and 1:43.78 (200 free) ... Swam the 100 breast three times, with a top mark of 1:00.91 against Georgetown; RELAYS: Anchored the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relays at the BIG EAST Championships ... Competed on the second leg of the 400 free relay in a tri-meet against George Washington and Drexel and in a dual meet against Georgetown (Villanova took first in the relay at both of those meets).

2008-09: Competed in a total of 18 races between the 50, 100, 200 and 500 yard freestyle events ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in each of the first three ... Won the 200 free against Widener and finished second against both La Salle and Seton Hall ... Top time of 1:41.15 at the conference meet was more than five seconds faster than his previous season best ... His other times at the BIG EAST meet were 21.29 (50 free) and 46.09 (100 free) ... Finished third in the 500 free against Widener with a time of 5:05.21 ... Advanced to the bonus consolation of the 100 free at the Terrapin Invitational and tallied a time of 46.88 in his second race at that event ... Contributed to the relay units at the BIG EAST Championships, leading off the 400 and 800 free relay quartets and anchoring the 200 free and 400 medley relay teams ... Swam the third leg of the winning 200 free relay against La Salle, as Villanova posted a time of 1:29.21 to win the race ... Led off the 400 free relay against Connecticut.

Holmdel High School: Lettered all four years in swimming ... All-American at YMCA National meet ... Second team All-Monmouth County ... Team captain.

Personal: Born 8/21/89 ... Oldest of three children of John and Elizabeth Williams ... Siblings are Rachel and Eric ... Chose to attend Villanova for the friendly environment and Catholic community ... Communications major.

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