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Defenders Alumni, Kendrea Williams, 2018 MAC Freedom Player of the Year!

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MADISON, N.J. (February 22, 2018) – Sophomore Kendrea Williams of the FDU women’s basketball team was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Player of the Year Friday.

Williams, who was also chosen as a First Team All-MAC Freedom selection, became the first women’s basketball player to claim Player of the Year honors since Kyra Dayon in 2013-14. The sophomore standout, who was named the MAC Freedom and D3Hoops.com Rookie of the Year last year, led the conference with 21.7 points per game and also led the conference with 96 three-point field goals made.

When it came down to conference action, Williams averaged 19.0 points and hit 43 times from the behind arc while also hitting 59-of-65 (90.8%) from the free throw line. The Piscataway, N.J. native re-wrote the record books again, setting new school-standards for points in a single game (45) and three-pointers in a single game (9).

Williams was a two-time MAC Freedom Player of the Week and also was selected to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week. More impressively, she became the first player in FDU history to claim the United States Basketball Writers of America Player of the Week, while also garnering ECAC Metro Player of the Week accoladres. Click Here For Full Article…

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Sophomore Kendrea Williams becomes only the second player in FDU-Madison history to score 1,000 points in first two seasons!

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MADISON, N.J. – With 4:29 left in the contest, FDU-Florham women’s basketball sophomore Kendrea Williams sunk a three-pointer to mark her milestone 1000th career point in just 48 collegiate games played as the Devils defeated conference rival Misericordia, 84-61, Saturday afternoon.

Williams needed 21 points to earn the milestone and without missing a beat, she sunk six three’s and three free throws to become the second Devil in the program’s history to reach 1000 points in her second season.

On her first three-pointer of the game, Williams broke her own single-season program record in three-pointers, finishing the triumph at 81 three-pointers made so far this season.

“I’m really proud of the work that young lady has put in to achieve this accomplishment,” head coach Marc Mitchell said. Click here for full article.

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AUSBWA, D3Hoops, ECAC Honor Williams

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USBWA, D3Hoops, ECAC Honor William

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MADISON, N.J. (December 19, 2017) – Sophomore Kendrea Williams of the FDU women’s basketball received three additional honors Tuesday.

Williams becomes the first Devils student-athlete to be named National Player of the Week by the United Stats Basketball Writers of America. The prestigious organization selects one male and female from each division to be player of the week.

A day after being named the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Player of the Week for the second straight week, the sophomore was selected to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week. Williams averaged 32.5 points, 3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 21-of-38 from the field, including 12-of-22 from three. The sharp-shooter was the D3Hoops.com National Rookie of the Year in 2016-17, and is the first Devil named Team of the Week since Alyssa McDonough last February 6.

For the second consecutive week, Williams gained ECAC Metro Region Player of the Week honors. The 2016-17 ECAC Rookie of the Year was also the subject of a D3 Sports News article by Scott Schultz.

In a setback against No. 17 Messiah, the sophomore shot 6-of-16 for 20 points while pulling down five rebounds. In a dominant win against Hartwick, Williams set a new-school record while also breaking Scranton’s gym record (male or female) with 45 points on 15-of-22 shooting. She tied her own mark with nine three pointers and outscored Hartwick 33-31 in the opening half.

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12 2017

Kendrea Williams Sets New School Record!

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Williams Sets Single Game Three-Point Record as Women’s Hoops Tops Drew

MADISON, N.J. (December 4, 2017) – Sophomore Kendrea Williams set a school-record with nine three-pointers as the FDU women’s basketball team overcame a slow first half to top Drew 86-64 Monday.

Williams broke the previous mark of seven, which she jointly held by with Leigh Ann Lively. The Piscataway, N.J. native hit the mark twice last season, while also knocking down seven in the win over Cortland back on November 18.

The Devils and Rangers both are now 3-3 after the contest tonight.

After trading three’s to open the game, the teams played each tight to the hip, as neither side was able to jump ahead by more than six. A jumper by junior Kayla Croswell put FDU up four, but Drew tallied a pair from the charity stripe to cut the gap to two heading into the second quarter.

The Rangers began the second with a 6-0 spurt, and a jumper with 3:23 left gave the hosts their biggest lead at six points. Sophomore Gabrielle Harris scored five straight for the Devils and Williams hit a pair of free throws, but a layup with 39 seconds left gave Drew a one point edge entering the halftime break.

Drew led at the half thanks to 13-of-25 shooting (52%) while each side pulled down 16 rebounds.

FDU surrendered the first four tallies of the second half, but Williams converted treys on back-to-back possessions to give the Devils a lead. The consecutive three-pointers kick-started an 11-0 run, before Drew responded with seven straight of their own.

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12 2017

Kendrea Williams Career High 38 Points Leads Women’s Hoops Past Cortland

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ITHACA, N.Y. (November 18, 2017) – Sophomore Kendrea Williams scored a career-best 38 points to lead the FDU women’s basketball team to an 80-75 win over Cortland Saturday.

The Devils improve to 2-1 on the season, as the Red Dragons drop to 0-2.

Williams 38 points were four points off the school-record, set by Simone Edwards during the 1992-93 season. The sophomore also went 7-of-20 from behind the arc; the seven three’s tied the school mark held by Williams and Leigh Ann-Lively, while the 20 attempts broke her own mark of 16 set last season.

FDU got off to a slow start for the second straight game, surrendering 17 of the first 20 points. The Devils nibbled away at the lead, scoring six straight to get within six. A Williams trey with 39 seconds left in the first quarter brought the deficit to three at 20-17.

The Red Dragons clung onto the lead for all of the second quarter, and shot 47.1% in the opening half. The Devils ball-possession was much more controlled today, committing just seven turnovers in the first half while forcing 16.

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