SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Candace Williams
(Norfolk, Mass.), a junior forward for the University of New
Hampshire women’s basketball team, was selected to the
America East All-Conference Second Team for her impressive
performances this season for the Wildcats, as announced by the
conference Thursday morning at its annual awards banquet held at
the Basketball Hall of Fame.
With the honor, Williams becomes the tenth player in UNH
history to be named to the second team and the first to do so since
2006-07, when Danielle Clark was selected to the second team for
the second time in her career.
Williams was also
honored with the America East Player of the Game award, as she
received more Player of the Game Awards than any other player in
Over the course of the regular season, the junior
earned more double-doubles (10) than any other America East player,
including five against America East opponents. She was named
America East Player of the Week twice (Dec. 15 & Feb.
Williams averaged 16 points per game and a
conference-leading 8.2 rebounds per game. The Wildcats leading
scorer and rebounder is one of just two players in the conference
to be in the top-three in scoring and rebounding.
The forward tallied a career-high 27 points against the
America East Champions, Boston University (Jan. 17). She followed
that performance with 26 at Stony Brook (Jan. 21). Williams, who
was named Player of the Game for the Wildcats 18 times this season,
registered 20-plus points in five conference contests, including 22
at Albany (Feb. 28) and Vermont (Feb. 22) and 21 at UMBC (Jan.
Against Morehead State (Dec. 29), Williams pulled down
a career-best 16 rebounds. While registering a double-double
against Stony Brook (Feb. 25), she also recorded a career-high
The forward, who has led the team in scoring in 22
contests this season, has posted double figures in 28 games this
year, including 23 straight games to start the
Williams and the rest of the Wildcats will face Vermont on Friday, March 13 in an America East quarterfinal match up. The 8 p.m. tip off will take place at the University of Hartford’s Chase Arena.