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Shannon Williams

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Macungie, Pa.

High School:
Emmaus

Position:
P

Birthdate:
05/31/1983

B/T:
R/R

VILLANOVA: Currently sits in the Villanova record books for a number of categories, including Career Wins (fifth-46), Career ERA (fifth-1.73), Career Strikeouts (fourth-426), Career No-Hitters (t-fourth, two), Career Complete Games (sixth-34), Career Saves (sixth-five) Innings Pitched in a Season (235), Complete Games in a Season (25) and Perfect Games Pitched (two).

2004: Selected to BIG EAST All-Conference Third Team for her pitching accomplishments, ranking in the top ten in the conference for numerous categories...Ranked fourth in the conference for Individual Pitching, fourth in wins (21), third in innings pitched (235), fourth in strikeouts (192), third in Appearances (41), third in Games Started (41), tied for fourth in shutouts (six), third in Complete Games (25), and fourth in Opponent Batting Average (.192)...Finished the season as the Wildcats starting pitcher with a 21-15 record and a 1.46 ERA...Pitched 235 complete innings in 41 appearances...Her strikeout to walk ratio was 192 to 25...In conference play, finished with a 7-3 record and 1.59 ERA while posting 54 strikeoouts and only eight walks...Opponents hit just .192 off her pitches...Struck out a season-high 12 during game against Boston College (4/17)...Had a least one strikeout in every game pitched...Pitched a perfect game versus Drexel (4/8)...Pitched to a five-game winning streak, with three coming over conference opponents, between 3/28 and 4/10, with wins over Temple, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Drexel and Rutgers...Earned win over Boston College in BIG EAST Tournament (5/14), pitching all seven innings in 3-1 victory...Pitched six shutouts in wins over Tennessee-Chattanooga (2/22), Western Michigan (3/5), Drexel (4/8), Boston College (4/17), La Salle (4/20) and Delaware (4/21).

2003: Another solid season as Villanova's No. 2 starter...Pitched 116.2 innings, going 11-4 with a 2.88 ERA...Had six complete games, one shutout and two saves...Opponents hit just .221 off of her...An oustanding 105 to 18 strikeout to walk ratio...Went 5-2 with a 3.29 ERA in the Big East...Conference hitters hit just .217 against her, best on the Wildcats' staff...Tossed first career no-hitter against Mount St. Mary's on April 16...Had a personal five-game winning streak beginning with an 8-1 win over Penn (4/22) and concluding with a 5-2 win over St. Joe's (4/29).

2002: Earned the role of the Wildcats No. 2 pitcher..Led the pitching staff with a 1.11 ERA ... Was 14-2 on the year with three saves...Struck out 129 batters and only walked 18 in 113.1 innings...Completed three games, including two shutouts...Limited opponents to a .186 batting average...Had a season-high 10 strikeouts in a complete-game shutout over Bucknell (4/9/02)...In Big East play, pitched 31.1 innings and went 2-1 with one save...Struck out 27 and only walked three in conference games only...In the Big East Championships, pitched 3.2 innings of shutout relief against Syracuse (5/9/02) to earn the victory...In collegiate debut, pitched a complete game and struck out nine in a win over Gardner-Webb (3/3/02)...Also played outfield...Logged five official at bats and scored two runs.

Emmaus High School: A pitcher who lettered four times under the direction of head coach John Eyer...Finished her high school career with 804 career strikeouts and only 47 walks in 556 innings...Recorded 63 wins including 43 shutouts and a career ERA of 0.49...Voted to the East Penn Conference First Team as a pitcher in 1999, 2000, 2001...Member of the 2000 State Championship team...Miss Pennsylvania Softball in 2000...2000 NFCA Regional All-American...Selected as the 2000 and 2001 Morning Call All-Area Player of the Year...Three-time recipient of All-Area Team from 1999-01...Honored as a 2000 All-State Pitcher.

Personal: Human services major...Daughter of Roger and Denise Williams and Noreen Bachman...Has three siblings: Eric Williams (22), Jared Krah (16) and Bryce Krah (13)...Played for the Haze out of Conshohocken, Pa....Born 5/31/83 in Macungie, Pa.

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