Wilmington Standouts Otis Williams and Althea Davidson Named Wildcats’ October Athletes of the Month
Monday, November 5, 2012 - Newark, Del.
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Junior Otis Williams scored two goals in the CACC Quarterfinals in leading the Wildcats to a come from behind win against Bloomfield
Sophomore Althea Davidson raced to the CACC Runner of the Year award after winning the CACC Championship by 1:04
Wilmington University stand out student-athletes Otis Williams and Althea Davidson have been named Wildcat Athletes of the Month for October, after leading their respective teams down the regular season stretch and putting their marks in the record books in the 2012 season.
Otis Williams, a junior midfield on the men’s soccer team, helped lead a late season comeback for the Wildcats that gave them the fifth seed in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament. The men’s soccer team advanced to the CACC Semifinals before falling to top seeded Post, 1-0, on Friday, November 2.
Williams (London, England/Hendon) scored five goals and added an assist for 11 points in the month of October, but none were bigger than his two goals on the final day of the month in the CACC Quarterfinal against fourth seeded Bloomfield.
Three of his goals proved to be game-winners, leading the team to an 8-2 overall record. He scored the game-winner at Felician in the 30th minute to kick-start the month and added another game-winner in the 66th minute in a 3-1 win over Dowling. Williams’ biggest game of the season came in the CACC Tournament as he powered the Wildcats back from a 2-0 halftime deficit on the road. He scored the game-tying and game-winning goals as the Wildcats won 3-2. He also assisted on the game-winning goal against Holy Family on October 18.
Althea Davidson, a sophomore runner on the women’s cross country team, dominated the month of October to continue her outstanding second season with the Wildcats. The Wildcats technically only ran two events in the month of October, but at the time of release, the cross country teams also competed in the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional meet in Nashua, N.H.
Davidson (New Castle, Del./William Penn) began the month with a first place finish at the Goldey-Beacom College Fall Classic on October 5, beating the field, and teammate Jeanette Halliburton, by 1:02 for her third meet win of the season. She followed that up with another dominating performance at the CACC Championships on October 21, taking home CACC Runner of the Year for winning the event in 18:59. She again beat the field by over a minute to capture her first CACC individual title.
Most recently, Davidson competed in the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional meet, taking home fifth place overall and qualifying for the National meet that takes place on November 17. Davidson became the first Wildcat to qualify for the national meet in its NCAA era, and will represent the CACC as the only runner, male or female, to qualify for the event.