Throughout the 2009-2010 academic year, the Northeast-10 and
its member institutions will be featuring student-athletes across
the conference in the brand new ‘Student-Athlete
Spotlight’ section on the Northeast-10 website. Our 13th
installment, submitted by Charlie Viana, Graduate Assistant at
Adelphi University, features volleyball player Amy
By Charlie Viana, Adelphi University
Even with her being more than 4,000 miles away, the awards and accomplishments keep coming to Adelphi University for the Bloomington, Indiana native, Amy Williams. She just completed her final season with the Adelphi Volleyball team, and is finishing up her business management degree in Florence, Italy.
“My semester in Italy has been wonderful. It was difficult at first to immerse in the culture and the language, but after that rocky transition everything has really come into place.”
Amy has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region Team (twice), the East Coast Conference All-Tournament Team, the Northeast-10 All-Tournament Team, the East Coast Conference Third-Team, and named Northeast-10 Libero of the Week (three times).
“Volleyball kept me focused on not only my athletic goals, but my academic goals as well. It allowed me to lead a balanced lifestyle and enabled me to be a part of something far greater than I could've done on my own.”
“I always tried my hardest to put my best foot forward in every opportunity presented to me. I have to admit that at first many things began with just the yearning to belong.”
She has been on the Adelphi University Dean’s List, named to the East Coast Conference (twice) and Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Team, while receiving the National Student Athlete Recognition Award, as well as being nominated for it again this year.
After graduation, Amy plans on finding a job in the hospitality management field and working towards earning her Master’s Degree.