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USM is full of amazing student athletes, who have exceptional performances on and off the field, exhibiting sportsmanship and academic excellence. However, sometimes a student athlete comes around that takes exceptional to the next level. One such athlete is Jess Williamson, a senior from Goffstown N.H. Williamson is in her senior year at USM, a biology major and pre-vet. She was the LEC Rookie of the Year in 2014, First Team All-LEC in 2015 and 2016, and has made the LEC All-Academic Team every year. To get a good idea of how good Williamson is, in her sophomore year she broke USM’s career kills record of 892. Thus far she has amassed over 1700 kills, almost twice the next name on the record list. In this season alone she has 308 kills and 184 digs. Williamson is an exciting player to watch. She reads the game so well and is always the most explosive player on the court. To top it off, she is a leader on a team that has been on fire this season. When asked what she would say to her high school self, Williamson responded, “Take time for yourself. Being a student-athlete can be stressful and hectic, and it’s important to give yourself a break. Even when you don’t feel like you have the time, you need to make time.”


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