« Women’s Basketball 2013-14

Alli Williams

Saint Francis
Occupational Therapy


Alli has performed in the classroom quite exceptionally, while balancing academics with a pretty rigorous basketball schedule throughout the year. Williams has posted a 3.900 cumulative GPA in her major of Occupational Therapy, a program that is prominent in Saint Francis University’s catalog. Last season, Alli became the 37th Capital One Academic All-America selection in Saint Francis history and the first since the 2009-10 season. Alli is also a two-time Capital One Academic All-District selection.


Alli has proven herself to be a leader both on and of the court while at Saint Francis. She was voted a captain by her teammates and coaches before her junior season due to her leadership qualities. Alli was called upon to play significant minutes from the beginning of her freshman season and actually was an essential piece of SFU’s 2010-11 NCAA Tournament appearance during her rookie campaign. Alli’s biggest leadership role took place last season as she carried the team to its 15th Northeast Conference Championship appearance in the past 20 years. The 15-title game appearances over that span is a mark tied for third in the entire nation. Alli led the team in points, rebounds, and steals and was to go-to player at all times for the Flash.


The Saint Francis University women’s basketball team has taken on many community initiatives over the past few seasons and with Alli Williams significantly helping the cause. Already early in the 2013-14 season SFU has started a clinic called “Red Flash Golden Girls” with older females in the local community to keep them active and playing basketball in SFU’s own DeGol Arena. The team also volunteered at a breast cancer awareness walk in early October. The team also volunteered and walked at the Alzheimer’s walk on Oct. 5 on SFU’s campus. Alli has volunteered at the Ebensburg Potato Fest each year she has been at Saint Francis; it is a big festival in the next town over. Alli has also worked at the Asthma Camp that SFU holds each fall at the end of September for Fitness and Fun Day, the team then donates signed basketballs. Each year Saint Francis also hosts a ‘Think Pink’ game; last season Williams did a radio spot ad, asking people to come out and support the team and to donate towards breast cancer. After the game every year, SFU also auctions off their jerseys with proceeds going towards the cause.


Alli has emerged into one of the best women’s basketball players in Saint Francis University’s and the Northeast Conference’s history over the past four years. In just three years time, Williams has already eclipsed 1,359 points and 826 rebounds and 254 steals. Williams has been apart of one Northeast Conference Championship team, as well as, a runner-up a season ago. Williams is just one of two players in SFU history to amass 1,300 points, 800 rebounds, and 250 steals, and Williams has done that in just three seasons. Williams has also led the team in scoring, steals, and rebounding each of her past two seasons. Alli has been recognized by her conference every year of participation, NEC All-Rookie Team in 2011, All-NEC second team in 2012, and All-NEC first team in 2013.