Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Player Profile

Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 190

Outside Hitter

2000 - Played libero for the Australian Olympic Team in the 2000 Sydney Games...Earned All-MPSF Third Team honors...Also earned Outrigger Hotels All-Tournament Team honors...Led the Bruins with 63 aces, a single season school record...Aced USC (2/4) and BYU (4/22) six times, tying the school record...His 113 career aces ranks fourth on the UCLA chart...Finished the season ranked ninth nationally (.479) and finished the league season ranked in a tie for seventh (.400)...Against UCSB (2/19), he spiked a career high of 29 kills in 48 attempts...Also added 22 against UCSB (3/8) and 21 against UC Irvine (2/26)...In the first round playoff match against BYU, he spiked 17 kills for a percentage of .519...Spiked the winning kill in the NCAA championship match against Ohio State...His 465 kills last season was a career best, led the team and ranks seventh on the UCLA single season charts...His 590 career digs ranks eighth on the UCLA charts...His 246 digs ranks sixth on the single season UCLA charts...Played in all 34 matches and every one of the Bruins 128 games.

1999 - Earned Second Team All-MPSF honors...Spiked a career best 24 kills vs. LMU (4/9)...Dug 20 balls vs. Long Beach St. (3/3), a career high...Ranked sixth nationally at 2.38 dpg...Hitting percentage of .369 was 0.84 better than his freshman average...Recorded 11 matches where he hit .400 or better...Recorded 18 double-digit kill matches and two double-doubles...Served three aces twice...Trained with the Australian Olympic Team during the summer.

1998 - Emerged as a steady passer and solid all-around player...Pounded a season high 19 kills vs. USC (2/4)...Was a key player in the victory at Pepperdine (1/29), spiking 18 kills and adding two aces and seven digs...Spiked a key kill vs. Lewis in the fifth game of the NCAA semifinals...Dug a season best 10 balls vs. LMU (4/7) and added four blocks...Blocked a season high six balls vs. UCI (4/15), while adding 14 kills and nine digs...At Hawaii (3/20), he recorded 11 kills, nine digs and four blocks...Overall, he recorded seven double-digit kill matches...Hit .900 (9-0-10) vs. LMU (1/15).

High School - Four-year volleyball letterman for coach Neil Newman at University High in West Los Angeles...Earned All-City honors three straight years, including two-time MVP laurels...Led the Warriors to three straight L.A. City 4A titles before breaking his ankle in the 1997 L.A. City Championship...Earned All-American honors as a member of the 1996 Jr. Olympic Team and MVP acclaim of the 1995 JO team.

Personal - Excellent beach player who earned his AAA rating in the summer of 1996...Was introduced to volleyball by his brother Raoul, who also played for Uni...Chose UCLA over Stanford, USC and Pepperdine "because of its tradition" ...Sociology major