With his coaches and teammates at his side, DonQuale Williams ’13 signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division II football with Assumption College in Worcester, MA on February 26 at the Williston Northampton School.
“It was the best fit for me academically and athletically,” said Williams, a native of Brooklyn, NY. When he visited the campus for the first time he thought it was very similar to Williston’s campus, which he has grown to call home over the past three years.
“It has been a great pleasure coaching DonQuale these last three years,” said Williston’s Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Mark Conroy. “He is one of the most driven, hardworking young men I have coached, and this has carried over to the classroom.” During the fall trimester Williams was named to the honor roll.
“He brought insight, consistent work ethic, humor, and an energetically positive attitude to every single class,” said his psychology teacher Erin Davey.
“DonQuale worked hard in his Modern American Poetry and Transcendentalism electives…he took his studies seriously and produced some fine work for me,” added Williams’ English teacher Kyle Hanford.
Williams said he is most proud of, “being able to have the opportunity to play football in college and make my family proud.” Williston is the only team in the Colonial League that has yet to have a losing record during the eight years of the Colonial League’s existence.
The fourth athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent this year, Williams was preceded by his teammates Dylan Arthurs ’13 (Stonehill College, football) and William Consavage ’13 (Bentley University, football), as well as senior Eric Yarrows who will be playing men’s golf at Florida Southern College.
“It is gratifying to see a young man who has worked so hard earn an opportunity to continue this passion on the collegiate level,” said Conroy.
Williams will be playing wide receiver for the Greyhounds in the fall under the guidance of Head Coach Bob Chesney.