Watten on Williams: "Devon is one of the most dedicated and hardest-working players I have ever coached. I have been consistently impressed, over the past four years, with her desire to compete and earn a spot in the lineup. Devon's attitude and determination have been an amazing example for her teammates, and she is committed to leading this team to a run at a championship this year."
As a Junior (2008): Saw action in 53 games with 50 starts, playing primarily third base ... established career-best stats in virtually every offensive category, including average (.260) ... hits (32), runs (16), doubles (four) and RBIs (nine) ... ranked first among returning players in on-base percentage (.372) and walks (18), and second in batting average ... had a nine-game hitting streak from March 5-16 ... converted all four of her stolen base attempts ... went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs during a win over Fordham (March 9) ... contributed four hits and four runs during a double-header sweep of George Washington (April 23).
As a Sophomore (2007): Started 18 games for the Terps, including the final seven and 12 of the last 17 ... appeared in 42 games overall ... finished with nine runs and 13 hits for the year ... scored a pair of runs against Central Connecticut (April 10) ... had two hits and a stolen base in an 8-1 win over George Washington (April 18) ... recorded a triple in Maryland's 5-4 win over No. 20 Virginia Tech, and then scored from third on a wild pitch to give Maryland a 4-0 lead over the eventual ACC Champions (April 22) .... notched a double in Maryland's loss to Georgia Tech in the ACC tournament (May 2).
As a Freshman (2006): Started 36 games ... recorded 13 hits, two doubles, one triple, and three RBIs ... scored 11 runs ... third on team with eight sacrifice hits ... stole four bases on six attempts ... 2-for-6 with first career triple, two runs scored and one RBI in a doubleheader against Delaware State (April 5) ... scored twice against Norfolk State (March 11).
Before Maryland: An infielder/outfielder from Cleveland, N.C. ... four-year letterwinner at West Rowan High School ... three-time All-Rowan County team selection ... member of West Rowan team that won a pair of North Carolina state championships (2003 and 2004) ... North Piedmont conference team member ... selected to the Charlotte Observer All-Piedmont team ... named MVP of the state tournament twice ... recognized as an all-state honoree following 2004 prep season.
Personal: Daughter of Fred and Mary Lou Williams ... has one brother, Jonathan (27), and one sister-in-law, Meredith (26) ... chose Maryland for the atmosphere and team dynamic ... has given back to the community through participating in a church mission and volunteering for the Special Olympics ... dream job would be to sing on Broadway ... enjoys napping and spending time with friends in her spare time ... favorite softball memory is winning the North Carolina state championship in high school and stepping foot on Taylor Stadium for every Maryland home game ... dreams of someday touring Europe ... lists her toughest opponent as Florida State. ... a business marketing major.
Williams At The Plate... Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2006 49-36 .120 108 11 13 2 1 0 3 4-6 2007 42-18 .224 58 9 13 1 1 0 1 1-1 2008 53-50 .260 123 16 32 4 0 0 9 4-4 Total 144-104 .201 289 36 58 7 2 0 13 9-11