WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Record: 18-14 Home: 9-5 Away: 9-7 Neutral: 0-2 Heart: 16-10
 
 
Steve Williamson Image
Steve
Williamson
Head Coach - 1st Season
 
Alma Mater: Iowa Wesleyan
Phone: 641-673-1019

Steve Williamson is in his first year as Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

Williamson came to William Penn from former league rival Iowa Wesleyan University where he guided the women’s basketball program for the past 12 seasons.

No stranger to change, Williamson was in the middle of his tenure at Iowa Wesleyan when the athletics department moved from NAIA to NCAA Division III.

At IWU, Williamson turned a struggling program into a perennial contender.  He owned a 246-147 record, highlighted by six conference titles, five trips to the NAIA National Tournament (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), and three appearances at the USCAA National Tournament (2014, 2015, 2016).  He was named USCAA National Coach of the Year in 2016 after leading the Tigers to a national runner-up finish.  Williamson was tabbed as conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2009, and 2010 as well.

Williamson departs Iowa Wesleyan with the best winning percentage in program history, including a record 27 wins in 2009-2010.  His 2006-2007 squad reached the national quarterfinals, while the year prior, IWU reached the second round of the tournament.

On the floor, 28 Tigers garnered first-team all-conference awards and 15 collected All-America status (five first-teamers).  Williamson also coached four conference Players of the Year.

Williamson’s teams also excelled in the classroom as they averaged a team Grade Point Average of 3.43.  He led 42 student-athletes to NAIA Scholar-Athlete or USCAA National All-Academic team laurels.

Williamson broke into the coaching world as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Iowa Wesleyan, serving on the staff from 2000-2004.  He helped the Tigers to a conference crown and an NAIA Nationals appearance in 2003-2004.  He was also named AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2002-2003.

The season before becoming a varsity assistant coach, Williamson was IWU’s head JV coach.

Williamson is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan in 2000 with a degree in Sport Management.  He earned two letters as a member of the basketball team.  Prior to coming to IWU, he earned his Associate’s degree from Iowa Lakes Community College where he was also a two-time letterwinner.

Williamson and his wife Courtney have three children: Madison (14), Chase, (12), and Taylor (5).

 
 
 
2016-17 Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Women's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
0Alyssa PhillipsSRF5-11Gurnee, Ill.Warren Township HS
1Morgan NeeleyJRG5-4Flint, Mich.Lansing CC
2Idalis RileyJRG5-8Minneapolis, Minn.Danville Area CC
3ShaVonn WatkinsSRG5-7Peoria, Ill.Illinois Central CC
4Tyra JohnsonSOF6-1Calumet City, Ill.TF North HS
5Helena RodriguezSRG5-6Zion, Ill.Illinois Central CC
10Asia RoperSRG5-4Aurora, Colo.Eastern Wyoming CC
11Brynesha MosbySOG/F5-9Belleville, Ill.Belleville East HS
13Brasia SolidFRF5-10Chicago, Ill.Glenbard East HS
15Keshunda WilliamsFRG5-3Chicago, Ill.Marshall HS
20Kate YlitaloFRG5-7Maple Plain, Minn.Delano HS
21GeLina WebbSRG5-6Crete, Ill.AIB
23Sarah HansenJRG5-5Kewanee, Ill.Black Hawk East CC
24JeAnn HiraldoJRF5-10Frisco, TexasMarshalltown CC
32Jessica WarrenSRF6-3Park Forest, Ill.Illinois-Springfield
33Vashti NwagbaraochaSOF5-11Milwaukee, Wis.Pius XI HS
45Shannika BryantSRF6-3Chicago, Ill.Wichita State
50Briana McRaeSRF6-1Racine, Wis.Washington Park HS
Coaches
Steve Williamson Image
Head Coach
1st season
 
Zach Moore Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
 
Kadejah Young Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
 
Jasmine Russell Image
Student Assistant
1st season
 
Charron Farmer Image
Manager
2nd season
 
Madalyn Nowers Image
Manager
2nd season
 
 
 
2016-17 JV Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 JV Women's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
0Taylor MooreFRC 6-3Chicago, Ill.Wendell Phillips HS
2Raven DixonSRG5-2Victorville, Calif.Chaffey CC
3Asia CochranSRG5-5Belleville, Ill.Township West HS
5Sapphire CurielJRG5-6Florence, Ariz.College of the Sequoias CC
10Whitney MooreSOF6-5Chicago, Ill.Wendell Phillips HS
11Jean WilliamsSOG5-3Philadelphia, Pa.Mastery Charter Prickett
13Jenna SantiSOG5-6Oak Creek, Wis.Oak Creek HS
15Breanna DonahooSOG5-6Little Rock, Ark.Joe T. Robinson HS
21Shaina SpearsJRF5-8New Sharon, IowaNorth Mahaska HS
22Sydney ThompsonJRG5-5Brookfield, Mo.Brookfield R-Ill HS
23Jaleiyah GibbsSOG5-8Kansas City, Mo.Park Hill HS
31Brasia SolidFRF5-10Chicago, Ill.Glenbard East HS
33Nona CarterJRG5-6Downey, Calif.Downey HS
44Sara PetrzelkaSRF6-0Norway, IowaBenton HS
45Zoey NedrickSOF5-9Miami, Fla.Miami Beach HS
50Sha'Keria KellyJRG5-5Ferriday, La.Ferriday HS
Coaches
Wille Scott Image
Head Coach
 
Zach Moore Image
Assistant Coach
 
Kadejah Young Image
Assistant Coach
 
Tiona Clark Image
Student Assistant
1st season
 
Krystal Jones Image
Student Assistant
1st season
 
DeMeisha Morris Image
Student Assistant
1st season