|Title:||Head Field Hockey Coach|
|College:||Duke University '08|
Coach Williams became the head coach of the Dickinson field hockey program in 2011. She is a 2008 graduate of Duke University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a certificate in Markets and Management. In 2012 she completed her Master of Science degree in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.
While at Duke, Williams earned All-America honors as a goalkeeper and served as an assistant coach in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In addition to her coaching duties at Duke, Williams also served as a USA Field Hockey Futures Regional Coaching Director of the South. She has been involved with the USA Futures program in different capacities since 2005, and also played on U.S. Junior National teams that traveled to Holland and Australia to compete on an international level.
Williams received a scholarship to Duke University in 2004 and helped the Blue Devils reach three Final Fours and a pair of NCAA National Championship appearances. As a senior, she was elected a team captain, earning All-Atlantic Coast Conference and National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America honors. She was selected to the NFHCA All-South Region team in 2006 and 2007, posting an ACC-best 121 saves her senior year.
As the Blue Devil starter in both 2006 and 2007, Williams made 238 saves to rank fifth all-time at Duke, recording 15 shutouts during her career. During her time as an assistant, the Blue Devils finished with national rankings of eighth and 10th in 2008 and 2009, respectively. They advanced to the NCAA “Elite Eight” in 2008, posting wins over four nationally-ranked teams, including #1-Maryland that season.
In 2011 Williams moved to Carlisle, PA to take over the Dickinson Field Hockey Team. Since coaching the Red Devils she has taken the team record from 3-14 in 2010, to 12-6 and a semi-final appearance in the Centennial Conference Tournament in 2013.
Williams was named the 2013 Coach of the Year by the Centennial Conference, and the team had four players receive multiple post season honors which included Scholar Athlete of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
By working hard to raise the standards of the program and improve the skill set of the team, Williams is seeing great improvement and is very happy with the direction the program is headed.