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Johari Williams
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Johari Williams 37572
Position: Middle Blocker/Right Side Hitter
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Hamilton, Ontario
High School: Barton Secondary

2006 (Senior): Tallied third-highest number of kills with 278 and 2.67 kills per game ... Had team second-best attack percentage with .240 ... Ended the season with 24 service aces and 112 digs ... Had team second-best number of blocks with 89 and 0.86 per game ... Had team high 19 kills against Wright State on 9/9, ten kills against St. John's on 11/17, and 16 against Florida A&M on 11/25.

Summer 2006
Traveled to Europe with teammate Kristina Fabris to play volleyball for one of two United States collegiate teams ... Played for USA Red ... Opened up play in Germany playing in two pre-tournament matches and then traveled to the Netherlands to play in the DKV Volleyball Tournament ... Helped lead her team to a record of 3-2-2, including a victory over AMVJ, which was the fourth-ranked team in Europe.

2005 (Junior)
Played in 26 matches, getting the starting nod in 20 ... Tallied two double-doubles on the year ... Recorded 10 matches with 10-or-more points .... Posted nine matches with double-digit kills ... Finished third on the team in attacks (465), kills (187) and points (217.0) ... Was solid defensively as well, registering 42.0 total blocks for the third-highest total on the team ... Finished ranked among the team in BIG EAST games only: second in kills (112), tied for second in total blocks (18) and third in points (125.5) ... Put together the second-highest single-match hitting percentage on the team with an .391 effort against Pittsburgh on 9/30 ... 9/2/05 vs. Ball State - Tallied seven kills - fourth-best on the team ... Notched three block assists ... 9/9/05 vs. FAU - Registered her first block solo of the season ... Tied her season-high of three total blocks in the match ... 9/10/05 vs. Eastern Washington - Posted four kills and 10 attacks ... Notched her season high in hitting percentage (.200) and digs (9)  ... 9/14/05 vs. FSU - Contributed both offensively and defensively, tallying five kills, nine digs and three block assists in the match ... Led the team in block assists and finished tied for third in kills and tied for fourth in digs ... 9/16/05 vs. UCF - Finished tied for third in kills, posting seven in the match ... Contributed on defense as well, recording three block assists ... 9/30/05 vs. Pitt - Led the team in kills with 12 and tied for first in block assists (3) ... Hit .391, setting a new career-high in hitting percentage ... 10/2/05 vs. West Virginia - Led the team in kills (14) for the second-straight time this season ... Recorded her first double-double of the season with a 14-kill, 15-dig effort ... Netted four block assists, leading the team in the category ... 10/8/05 vs. Rutgers - Set a new career mark in hitting percentage, netting .400 in the match ... 10/15/05 vs. Jacksonville - Finished tied for second on the team in kills, netting 16 against the Dolphins ... With her kill total, she set a new season high while posting her fourth double-digit-kill match of the year ... 10/21/05 vs. Notre Dame - Tied for the team high in kills (10) and points (10.5) ... 10/23/05 vs. DePaul - Was one of three USF players with 15-or-more kills in the match ... Netted 16 kills - third best on the team - and a hitting percentage of .333 to lead the team ... 10/30/05 vs. UConn - Tallied her eighth-career double-double in a 10-kill, 11-dig effort ... Also led the team in digs and was the only player to put up double-digit numbers in digs ... 11/4/05 vs. Louisville - Tied for the second highest kill total on the team, netting 11 ... Was one of four players to register double-digit kills in the match ... 11/16/05 vs. North Florida - Led the team and set a new career high in hitting percentage, converting 16 attacks into 11 kills to hit a stellar .562 ... Finished second on the team in offensive production with her 11 kills.

2004 (Sophomore)
Played in all 28 USF matches this season, starting 27 and missed just one of the 102 games ... Finished the season fourth on the team in kills per game with 2.84 ... Third on the team in blocks with 0.61 ... Led the team in kills in six matches, in blocks seven times and in digs twice ... Had eight kills vs. Florida (9/1) and followed that up with nine vs. Chattanooga (9/4) ... Finally hit double digits with 10 vs. SE Missouri State (9/10) ... Tied for the team lead in kills with nine vs. Northern Iowa (9/18) ... Found her offensive groove against Florida Atlantic (9/22) and exploded for 14 kills and a .296 hitting percentage ... Followed that performance up with a double-double of career highs in kills (20) and digs (16) two nights later vs. UCF (9/24) ... Led the team in digs with16 vs. Marquette (10/15) ... Only Bull to tally a double-double vs. Saint Louis (11/5) with 10 kills and 10 digs ... Also added a career-high four service aces against the Billikens ... Posted a season-high hitting percentage of .324 vs. Jacksonville (11/16) ... Fell one dig short of a double-double in that match ... One of only two players to tally a double-double in USF’s C-USA Tournament loss to Saint Louis (11/19) with 18 kills, second on the team for the night, and 10 digs ... Also had a career-high six block assists against the Billikens.

2003 (Freshman)
Played in all 32 matches, starting 18, and all 119 games of the season ... Notched double-digit kills seven times ... Was fourth on the team in kills per game at 1.85 ... Had a career-high five blocks vs. Georgia (8/30) and vs. Florida Atlantic (9/5) ... Posted a .333 hitting percentage vs. Maryland with a career-high 11 kills ... Led the team in kills vs. Florida A&M (9/16) ... Had team-high eight kills vs. Florida (9/23) ... Had career match vs. ECU (10/4) with 13 kills and six blocks ... Set a new career-high in kills with 18 vs. TCU (10/24) ... Had her first double-digit dig performance with 10 vs. Louisville (11/14) ... Notched her first career double-double in the final match of the season with 11 kills and 11 digs vs. Houston (11/21) ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

High School/Club
Played for prestigious Hamilton Seekers volleyball club ... Named MVP at 1999 Nationals in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada ... Named the McMaster University Tournament MVP in 2003.

Full name is Johari Jhaine Chekesha Williams ... Born April 14, 1984, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada ... Daughter of Sonia Wright and Ishaka Williams ... Has six siblings:  Omari, Jalani, Ayeola, Kareem, Zakiyah, and Khebulan ... Majoring in mass communications at USF.

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