|Al Williams 5
GENERAL: A local outfielder who brings great speed to the Saints' lineup...Is a capable defensive option and an improved offensive threat...Missed entire junior season due to injury...Possesses solid combination of speed and range defensively.
AS A JUNIOR: MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Missed season due to injury.
AS A SOPHOMORE: MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Appeared in 16 games, making one start at Rhode Island (4/10)...Collected three RBI and tallied two runs...Two of three RBI came against national power Arkansas (3/7, 3/9).
AS A FRESHMAN: Started four of the 22 games he played...Tallied two hits in 29 at bats...Drove in one run.
BEFORE SIENA: Three-year Varsity starting centerfielder at nearby Shenendehowa High School...Led team to Suburban Council League Championship in 2004 and Suburban Council Tournament Championship in 2005...Team was Section II Class AA Finalists in 2005 and 2006...Awarded NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award in 2004, 2005, and '06...Named First Team All-Suburban Council, First Team All-Area, Section II All-Star, Team Captain, and Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2006...Started in centerfield for the Adirondack team in 2005 Empire State Games, earning a silver medal...Played summer ball with Schenectady Blue Jays...Played two seasons in Albany Twilight League.
ROSSI ON WILLIAMS: "Al missed the entire season last year with an injury. He has speed and his ability to perform well in the outfield as well as his ability to be more consistent with the bat will determine the amount of playing time he will see."
WILLIAMS CARERR BESTS
First Hit: South Alabama (2-27-07)
At Bats: 3 - Rhode Island (4-10-08)
RBI: 1 - Four Times