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16 Nicole Williams

2017 MAAC Rookie of the Year
2016-17 Manhattan College Female Rookie of the Year
2017 MAAC All-Rookie Team
2017 Second Team All-Northeast Region

2017: Selected as MAAC Rookie of the Year and Manhattan College Female Rookie of the Year, as well as earning places on the MAAC All-Rookie Team and All-Northeast Region Second Team…Led the MAAC in opponents' batting average (.180) and ranked second in the league in ERA (2.04)…Struck out 122 hitters, fourth-most in the MAAC and fourth-most for a single season in program history…Tallied 12 wins and four shutouts…Twice named both MAAC Rookie of the Week (April 11, April 18) and MAAC Pitcher of the Week (March 28, May 9)…Flirted with a no-hitter against Morgan State on March 25, surrendering just a walk and a single in a five-inning 13-0 shutout…Threw a shutout at Sacred Heart on March 29, holding the Pioneers to four hits while notching six strikeouts in the 2-0 win…Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against Monmouth on April 3, allowing just one run on three hits with eight strikeouts in a tough-luck 1-0 loss in eight innings…Had eight strikeouts in a nine-batter stretch as part of a 10-strikeout performance in a 3-1 win at Canisius on April 8…Pitched the first no-hitter in program history against Saint Peter's on April 12, recording 14 strikeouts in the 6-0 victory...Got the start, then came out of the bullpen to close out a 6-4 victory over Lafayette on April 19…Hurled 5.2 scoreless innings in that contest, limiting the Leopards to two hits while picking up seven strikeouts…Closed the regular season by winning five straight decisions from April 29-May 7…Yielded just one run on two hits in a 6-1 triumph at Fairfield on April 29…Tossed fourth complete game shutout of the season at Stony Brook on April 30, scattering five hits in the 8-0 victory…Collected 13 strikeouts, including seven straight, in a 10-2 victory at Quinnipiac on May 6…Gave up just one unearned run on three hits while posting 10 strikeouts in a 7-1 win at Iona that clinched a playoff spot on May 7.

Before Manhattan: Led St. Joseph's High School to its third straight league championship in 2016 after going 24-2 with a 0.60 ERA, 323 strikeouts and 14 shutouts…Also hit .382 with three home runs as a senior…Posted a 23-1 record with a 0.81 ERA to go along with a .434 batting average, three home runs and 22 RBIs in 2015…A two-time league MVP and three-time all-state selection…Earned all-league honors four times.

Personal: One of three St. Joseph's alumni on the Manhattan roster…Daughter of Karl and Lynda…Has two brothers, Michael and Tyler…Related to William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President…Cousin, David Abbruzzese, was in Pearl Jam…Majoring in marketing & management…Born on September 14, 1998.

Position: Pitcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Ansonia, Conn.
High School: St. Joseph's
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