Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: Los Gatos, California/Los Gatos, California
Birth Date: June 24, 1992
Club Team: Vision Volleyball Club (Los Gatos, Calif.)
High School/Grad Year: Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, Calif.)/2010
College Status: Signed with Stanford University
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Selected to U.S. Women’s Junior National Team.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Named to USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship 18 Open Division All-Tournament Team after leading Vision 18 Gold to the bronze medal in the division…Led Archbishop Mitty High School to CIF State and National Championship…Selected California Gatorade Player of the Year, Volleyball Magazine National High School Volleyball Player of the Year, American Volleyball Coaches Association High School All-American First-Team, PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces (#3 in the nation), MaxPreps National Player of the Year and All-American MVP, WCAL most valuable player, CIF MVP State Tournament Division 2, CCS/Mercury News Player of the Year and Senior of the Year. 2008 – Named to USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship 18 Open Division All-Tournament Team after leading Vision 18 Gold to the bronze medal in the division… Led Archbishop Mitty High School to CIF State and National Championship…Named Gatorade State Volleyball Player of the Year Finalist, CCS/Mercury News Volleyball Player of the Year and Junior of Year, WCAL All-League First Team and MVP, The Cal-Hi Sports Volleyball Player of the Year, MVP of Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions, Archbishop Mitty High School Volleyball Player of the Year, MVP of CIF State Tournament for Division II, PrepVolleyball.com Top 50 Junior Recruits. 2007 – Selected CCS/Mercury News Volleyball Sophomore of the Year, CCS/Mercury News/WCAL All-League First Team, CIF State Tournament Division I All-Tournament Team and PrepVolleyball.com Soph 79. 2006 – Named CCS/Mercury News Volleyball Freshman of the Year, WCAL All-League honorable mention and PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59. 2002 – Started played club volleyball as a fourth grader with City Beach 10 Black. After one season with City Beach, moved to Vision Volleyball Club in 2003.
PERSONAL: Born Rachel Williams on June 24, 1992, in Los Gatos, Calif… Father is Rick Williams (1960) and Mother is Barbara Williams (1960)…Brother is Adrian Williams… Hobbies include waterskiing and boating…Favorite food is frozen yogurt…Favorite book is The Harry Potter Series…Favorite musical categories are pop and hip-hop…Favorite musicians are Ke$sha and Lil Wayne…Favorite movie is Iron Man…Favorite Actor is Denzel Washington…Favorite professional team is San Francisco Giants…Favorite athlete is Dwayne Wade… Happiest moment in life was “going houseboating every year, winning the CIF state championship my junior year, getting accepted and verbally committing to Stanford.”