Women's Volleyball


Williams Named All-American, Capping Historic Saints Season

Williams Named All-American, Capping Historic Saints Season
December 15, 2016
Contact: Scott Jamison


Gainesville, FL – Santa Fe sophomore Nadine Williams became Santa Fe's first ever volleyball All-American earlier this week when the NJCAA Division I committee named her to the Honorable Mention team.
The award put the finishing touches on a stellar two year career at SF that saw Williams accumulate 728 kills in 55 matches.  She was also named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team after leading the Saints to a fourth place finish at the National Tournament in Casper, WY on November 17-19.
The fourth place finish is the highest in the three year history of the Santa Fe volleyball program.  On their way to the Final Four, SF defeated #9 Arizona Western and #1 Panola College.
Nick Cheronis was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as the Northeast/Southeast Region Coach of the Year, making him one of eight finalists for the National Coach of the Year.
The Saints finished 2016 with a 19-13 mark, but really stepped up when it counted in the post season.  To qualify for the NJCAA Tournament, the Saints had to knock off two of the country's best teams in Palm Beach State College and the College of Central Florida.  Two of Santa Fe's post season losses came at the hands of National Champions Miami Dade College.  MDC did not lose a single set in the FCSAA or NJCAA Tournament.
Santa Fe will say good bye to their successful sophomore class, headlined by Nadine Williams, but will return eight talented freshman in 2017 to make another run at the NJCAA Tournament.
For complete schedules, stats, and more information please visit www.santafesaints.com.