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Mashea Williams
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Mashea Williams

Hometown:
Erie, Pa.

High School:
Mercyhurst Prep

Height:
5-10

Position:
G



2008-09
Ranks 29th in the Big Ten in scoring (9.1), 13th in assists (3.0) and 15th in steals (1.5)...Surpassed the 800-point mark for her career 12 points against Northwestern on Feb. 26...Had her best game of the season against #1 Connecticut (12/14) with 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals...She also blocked her first shot of the season...Shared team scoring honors in the regular season finale at Ohio State (3/1) with 14 points of 5-of-10 shooting. Also accounted for three rebounds and three assists against the Buckeyes...Made the most out of her final BJC game with 12 points, a season-best nine rebounds, five assists and three steals versus Northwestern (2/26)...Turned in ninth double digit scoring effort of the season with 11 points, four rebounds and two assists at Illinois (2/22)...Registered seven points, three rebounds and four assists against Purdue (2/19)...Moved into 20th place on PSU's all-time assists chart with five helpers against Iowa (2/15). Also added four points and four rebounds...Had eight points and three assists in the road win at Michigan (2/9)...Accounted for 10 points, four rebounds and five steals against Minnesota (2/5). Her five steals tie her career high, which was previously set against Illinois (2/28/06)...Registered season highs of 19 points and nine rebounds at Iowa (2/1). Set a career mark for minutes (45), field goals made (9) and field goal attempts (19) in the triple overtime loss...Had eight points, two rebounds and a steal at Indiana (1/29)...Tallied 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go along with a team and season-best seven rebounds at Michigan State (1/18)...Had a solid performance against Purdue (1/15) with 10 points and five rebounds...Accounted for 10 points, six rebounds and four assists against Indiana (1/11)...Tied her career high and reached the 200 assist mark for her career with eight helpers against Michigan (1/4). Also added 10 points and five boards in the win...Registered a career-high three blocks to go along with 12 points, six rebounds and three steals at Minnesota (1/1)...Tallied nine points, five rebounds, three assists in three steals in the Big Ten opener against Michigan State (12/21)...Continued to impress in her return to the lineup with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and a team-best four steals against Dayton (12/6)...Returned to the floor after missing five games with a hand injury to account for nine points, three assists and four steals at Florida State (12/3)...Missed five games (11/19-29) with a hand injury...Tied for team rebounding (5) and assist (5) honors in the season-opening win over South Carolina (11/16)...Had four points and three assists in an exhibition win over California (Pa.) (11/9).

2007-08
Set single-season career marks for scoring (280), assists (73), rebounds (115), steals (39) and free throw percentage (.780)...Has at least one steal in 22 of 29 games played...Won the Jeanette Goss Courage Award...Served as a team tri-captain...Reached a pair of career milestones in the Feb. 28 game against Ohio State as she registered her 100th career steal and surpassed the 600-point mark for her career...Selected as Big Ten Player of the Week (1/7) after averaging 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in two Lady Lion wins...Tallied 12 points to go along with a team-best six rebounds and two steals versus Michigan (1/20)... Combined with Brianne O'Rourke to outscore Michigan State (24-21) in the second half of the Jan. 5 win in East Lansing. Dished out seven assists in the game, just one off of her career high...Took the game-clinching charge at the buzzer to secure a 49-48 win over Illinois (1/2) had a game-high 13 points and eight rebounds in the win...Posted first career double-double with 17 points and a career-best 11 rebounds in the win at Bucknell (12/15)...Scored 13 of her game-high 18 points in the second half in the loss at Syracuse (12/6)...Set her career high with 22 points, including a career-best eight free throws, in the upset win over #11/10 Duke (12/2). Also grabbed six rebounds in the win...Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds in upset win over #20/21 Pittsburgh (11/11)...Surpassed the 100-assist mark for her career against Arizona (11/9)...Was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line against Arizona (11/9)...Selected to WBCA Classic All-Tournament team.

2006-07
Worked her way into the starting lineup after off-season knee surgery, starting the final six games of the season and 12 contests overall...PSU's top defensive player, Williams had at least one steal in each of her last eight games at the end of the season and 19 games overall...Fifth on the team in scoring (4.7)...Third on the squad in assists per game (1.8)...In her final six starts of the season, averaged 5.5 points, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals...Closed out the regular season with a season-high 13 points, five rebounds and six assists against Indiana (2/25)...Reached the 300-point plateau against Michigan State (2/1)...Collected eight points, five rebounds and two steals against Notre Dame (11/16)...Grabbed her 100th career rebound against the Fighting Irish...Lone player in doubles figures with 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting against No. 5/5 Duke (11/21)...Had a season-best five steals against the Blue Devils...Grabbed six rebounds against St. Francis (Pa.) (11/25/06)...Dished out a team-best six assists against Western Kentucky in the consolation game of the Paradise Jam...Started the season 8-for-8 from the free throw line...Missed the Michigan State (1/25) and Iowa (1/28) games due to viral infection.


2005-06
Started season's first four games before going down with a knee injury in the first minute of Penn State's Nov. 29 game at Old Dominion which forced her to miss the next three games...Underwent knee surgery in the off-season...Led all Penn State freshmen in scoring at 7.8 ppg, which ranked third among Big Ten freshmen..Notched 30 steals to rank fifth among Big Ten freshmen and second on the team...Penn State's best perimeter defender, Williams caused problems for opposing guards on offense...Breakout game came Jan. 8 versus Wisconsin when she netted a career-high 20 points...Also added six rebounds and three steals in that game...Stayed hot following her output versus the Badgers and poured in 12 at Illinois in the following game...Reached double-digit scoring figures nine times, including three out of the last four regular season games...An aggressive defender, she nabbed a career-high five steals versus Illinois (2/12)...Swiped at least three steals four times in 2005-06 and collected at least two on nine occasions...Also proved to be a force on the boards, finishing with 3.5 per game to rank second among Penn State's guards and fifth among all Big Ten freshmen.

High School
Averaged 15 points senior year to lead Mercyhurst Prep to a 29-3 record...Won four straight District 10 championships...Three-time Metro champions from 2002-2004...Won the regional championship senior year...State champions in junior and senior seasons...Reached 1,000 point plateau junior season...Named Region Player of the Year in 2005...Two-time District 10 Player of the  Year (2004, 05)...Honored as All-Metro first team during freshman, sophomore and junior seasons...Recognized as a first team All-State selection in junior and senior years...Named to District 10 All-Star team senior year...Garnered Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2005...Nominated for both McDonald's and WBCA All-America...Played AAU basketball for Bill Palermo...AAU team finished 10th at Nationals in 2003...Also ran track.

Personal
Full name is Mashea Patrice Williams...Born on August 12, 1986...Mother is Monica Jones...Has four siblings, Maurice, Maniqua, Tywan and Denzel...Human development and family services major.

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