Williams helps Masters win GSAC title, earn NAIA tourney berth

April 1, 2021

Emilye Grace Williams

In a shortened season, Emilye Grace Williams of Anchorage has come up big for The Master’s University women’s volleyball team.

The junior outside hitter leads her team in scoring with a career-high 3.1 kills per set and ranks second with a career-high .236 attack percentage in 12 matches.

Her offensive productivity has helped Master’s go 10-2 this season with one more regular-season match to play before the postseason.

Williams, of South High fame, hammered home 10 kills in a three-set sweep of Life Pacific that clinched the Golden State Athletic Conference East Division title for The Master’s and secured the team’s automatic berth to the NAIA Tournament.

Williams has reached double figures in kills in seven of her 11 appearances, slamming a season-high 14 kills four different times.

She has racked up 120 kills in 39 sets compared to 135 kills in 83 sets last year. Meanwhile, her attack percentage has skyrocketed from .088 to .236 since last year.

On the defensive side of the ball, Williams has posted 83 digs and 12 total blocks.

The Master’s finished 8-2 in the GSAC’s East Division, one game ahead of Ottawa Arizona. Westmont won the West Division and will join the Mustangs at the NAIA Tournament, which begins April 17.

The Master’s will wrap up the regular season April 9 with a nonconference match against Biola in La Mirada, California.