Williams hits 1,000 mark
February 1, 2013
Joe Florio / The Courier - Zipporah Williams is currently the ninth leading scorer in the Midwest Conference and has captured two Performer of the Week awards this season.
Few accomplishments tell of a player’s development over a career like joining the 1,000 point club. Scots senior forward Zipporah Williams joined this exclusive group January 15th at Cornell.
While the Scots dropped that game, the team has continued to improve over the past four seasons, culminating with an NCAA tournament berth in 2012 and a school-record 10-0 start to this season.
To coach Melissa Bittner, the fact that Williams has been a part of the most successful four-year run in program history is no fluke.
“Very few players work as hard in practice every day as Zipporah has for four years,” says Bittner. “She’s an incredibly coachable kid willing to do whatever we as a coaching staff ask of her.”
Although it’s an individual record, one does not score 1,000 points without the help of her teammates. Throughout her four years Williams has played alongside Monmouth’s all-time leaders in 3-point field goals (Colleen Forrest), assists and steals (Justine Boone), and blocks (Marla Willard).
Willard has shared the frontcourt with Williams the past three seasons, and says Zipporah sets the precedent for effort and attitude on the floor.
“Zee is the type of girl who leads by example. She doesn’t have to say much, but plays with everything she has which makes everyone on the court want to do the same,” says Willard. “You can always count on Zee to be the optimist in all situations.”
Continuously humble about her accomplishments, Williams feels her “never settle” attitude helped her achieve her goals.
“When I was a freshman, I always wanted to get better. As I continued to push harder over the years, I’m stronger, faster and my game has improved.”
A double figure scorer in each of her seasons at Monmouth, Williams is averaging a career-best 12.8 points per game in her senior campaign.
Averaging a shade under 12 points per game for her career, Williams ranks ninth on Monmouth’s all time list with 43 career double figure games.