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Shannon Williams

  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Ashburn, Va.
  • High school Stone Bridge
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Ashburn, Va.
  • High school Stone Bridge

Shannon Williams Bio


  • 2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015, 2016 CCSA Beach Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 CCSA All-Academic Team
  • 2018 CCSA All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 President’s Award Recipient


  • Won 17 matches with partner Cadie Bates at the top position, earning them CCSA All-Conference honors – the first Gamecock pair to make the postseason list.
  • Her signature win of the season came in a three-set takedown of No. 2 Southern Cal’s top team of Bustamante and Graudina, helping the team upset the Women of Troy, 3-2.
  • Bates and Williams also had ranked wins over No. 18 FAU and No. 18 Georgia State.
  • Finished her career with 76 wins, making her just the second Gamecock to break the 75-win milestone.
  • After the season, she earned the athletics department’s President’s Award, honoring one Gamecock student-athlete who excels in the classroom, the community and the field of competition.


  • Posted a 20-12 record with teammate Ali Denney (14-12 at No. 1, 6-0 at No. 2)
  • The 14 wins at No. 1 are tied for the most by any Gamecock pair in the top position.
  • Named to the CCSA All-Tournament team after going 5-0 at No. 2 for the weekend, with wins over No. 19 Tulane, No. 10 FIU and No. 7 LSU in the process.
  • Went 9-2 in three-set matches.
  • 11 of her 20 wins came against AVCA top-20 opponents, including Georgia State (3x), Stetson, and the three conference tournament opponents.
  • Earned the team’s first-ever point in an NCAA tournament dual, sweeping LSU’s No. 2 pair.


  • Had a breakout sophomore year, going 24-9 with 13 wins at the four spot, three at the threes, and eight at the twos.
  • Her 24 wins are the fourth-most in a single season in program history, and are the second-most by a sophomore.
  • Compiled seven wins over AVCA Top-15 teams, highlighted by wins over No. 13 Stetson, No. 4 Florida State and No. 9 Georgia State at the Gamecock Grand Slam (3/25-26).


  • Started in all 36 matches for the Gamecocks
  • Paired with Julia Mannisto to go 15-21 overall
  • Played most of the year at No. 1, posting a 14-21 record
  • Went 1-0 at No. 2
  • Compiled a five-match win streak in March


  • Lettered all four years at Stone Bridge High School
  • 2012 second-team All-District selection
  • 2012 High Honorable Mention
  • 2013 first-team All-Conference, first-team All-Region, Washington Post first-team All MET and first-team All-State selection
  • 2014 AVCA Under Armour Watch List
  • Played club for Dulles Volleyball
  • VHSL Athletic Honor Roll all four years