Williams verbally commits to volleyball at Morgan St. | TheUnion.com

Williams verbally commits to volleyball at Morgan St.

Nevada Union standout volleyball player Nicole Williams has verbally committed to accept a full-ride Division I volleyball scholarship to play at Morgan State University in downtown Baltimore next season.

Williams, a setter, is not allowed to sign her official letter of intent until the beginning of April.

Morgan State is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with team such as Howard, Hampton and Florida A&M. This past fall the team finished with a 14-21 record, ending its season with a loss to Florida A&M in the conference tournament semi-finals.

A few months ago, Williams began to look at Web sites that listed which colleges still needed players and contacted the coaching staff at Morgan State University about their hole at setter.

The two exchanged tapes, kept in touch and Williams traveled to Baltimore for a visit in early February. She found that she loved the campus and felt like she fit in with the program.

“The coaches and the girls were really nice and they made me feel like I was at home,” Williams said. “But I am nervous because everyone always says the East Coast is completely different than the West Coast.”

But moving across the country from her family isn’t a concern, as Williams’ parents are planing on moving to Texas this summer and will live in Baltimore during their daughter’s season to see her play.

Williams, a 3-year starter for the Miners and the reigning Metro League Most Valuable Player, has been told she is expected to step in right away as the starting setter after the team graduated its setter this season.

Her other college choices were California State, Dominguez Hills, Boise State, Christian Brothers and East Tennessee.


To contact sportswriter Stacy Hicklin, e-mail stacyh@theunion .com or call 477-4244.

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