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Vandebilt Catholic's Williams signs with Gold Nuggets

CeCe Williams

CeCe Williams

     May 9, 2012

photo from the signing ceremony (via Facebook)

     NEW ORLEANS — Cecily "CeCe" Williams, a 5-foot-6 outside hitter from Houma, La., and Vandebilt Catholic High School, is Xavier University of Louisiana's second women's volleyball signee for the 2012 season.
     Williams signed an XU scholarship Wednesday afternoon at her school.
     Williams was chosen to The Courier/Daily Comet All-Region first team in 2011 and was all-district for the third consecutive year. She helped lead the Lady Terriers this past season to a 34-10 record, the District 5-III championship and, for the third straight year, the semifinals of the state tournament.
     "CeCe is very athletic, explosive at the net, and has good ball control in the back row," Xavier coach Christabell Hamilton said. "She definitely will raise the competitiveness of our team."
     Williams' club team, Blue Crab Volleyball of New Orleans, will compete in the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships this summer.
     Williams also started for two years on Vandebilt's basketball varsity. As a sophomore she was second-team All-District 8-4A and scored 13 points in the Lady Terriers' 70-51 victory against Jennings in the 4A state championship game.
     Two of Williams' cousins, Kristen Brown-Frank and Allison Williams-Betts, played women's basketball for Xavier. Williams' 2011 volleyball coach at Vandebilt, LaTashia Wise, also played basketball for the Gold Nuggets.
     "Xavier is a really good school in my major (speech pathology)," Williams said. "My family wanted me to go to Xavier. And it's close to home."
     Middle blocker Jodi Hill of Prairieville, La., and Dutchtown High School signed with Xavier on Feb. 16.
     Xavier was 23-7 in 2011, won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships and qualified for the NAIA National Championship.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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