“Flat Out Fast!” was how Newsday described Octavia Williams, Class of 2011. Octavia was a three years starter for the Colonials girls’ lacrosse team. She accumulated 146 goals, 49 assists, 109 caused turnovers, 67 draw controls and 214 ground balls during her high school career.
Octavia was a three-time All-County player and named to the 2011 Newsday All-Long Island Team. Octavia was also an outstanding student, with an academic average that placed her in the top 10 in the class. This combination led to Octavia’s offer to play lacrosse for Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays on a scholarship, where she excelled for four years.
During her collegiate career, she played in 60 games (52 as a starter) and totaled 70 ground balls, 49 caused turnovers and 37 draws. Team awards include “Most Improved Player” during her sophomore year; Co-Defensive Player of the Year” and “Co-Unsung Hero” during her junior year; and “Defensive Player of the Year” during her senior year. As a senior, she also earned First-Team IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic honors and a trip to the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game. She was drafted by the Long Island Sound in the professional United Women’s Lacrosse League in 2017 and was an integral part of the team’s second consecutive championship title. She will continue her professional career with the Long Island Sound during the 2018 season.