Delaney Williams, the four year point guard of the Lake Forest Scouts, has decided on Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio to continue her basketball career.
A two sport star since her freshman year, Williams first chose basketball over soccer to be the sport that she chose to pursue at the intercollegiate level. Then, Williams chose Wittenberg over a slew of other Division III institutions courting her services.
Williams was among the Scouts’ leaders in scoring, assists, and steals this season and will go down as the school’s all-time leader in career steals. This season, Williams captained the Scouts to one of their best seasons in recent memory and their first sectional appearance in a decade.
“She will be great [at Wittenberg],” added Head Girls Basketball Coach Kyle Wilhelm. “It is a school that will cater to her strengths while also providing the challenges that she needs to learn and grow as an NCAA student-athlete.” Wilhelm, who played intercollegiate basketball at Monmouth College, knows what it takes to be successful as a college student-athlete.
Williams, who was an all-NSC performer in each of the past two seasons and received All-Area recognition this year, is still continuing her Lake Forest High School athletic legacy this spring as a member of the Varsity Girls Soccer Team. “She’s a great kid,” shared Ms. Meaghan Laughlin, a Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach and English Teacher. “I’ll certainly miss her enthusiasm and personality.”
Wittenberg finished the season (10-16, 6-10), losing at Kenyon in the quarterfinals of the NCAC tournament. The Tigers compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference and graduate two seniors from the 2016-17 team. Wittenberg boasts one player on their roster from Illinois currently. The school of 2,000 undergraduates is located in western Ohio just northeast of Dayton.