Mark Williams '78
Title: Class of 1992

Mark Williams, you were an outstanding basketball player and captain of the 1976-77 team which participated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national tournament, the only WSC team ever selected to compete in the NCAA's.

Your 1976-77 team finished with a 17-10 record which tied the school record for most wins in a season. No Lancer team has ever won more than 17 games.

You were a four year starter and your leadership qualities were evident as you became the only three time captain in Worcester State basketball history leading the squad in 1976, 1977 and 1978. A tremendous tribute to you. You scored 1,405 points which was the fourth highest career total at WSC at the time of your graduation. You still rank as the 6th all time leading scorer.

You were named the most valuable player of the 1977-78 team and were selected to the Massachusetts State College Conference (MASCAC) All Star team that same season. You were also selected the MASCAC "Player of the Week" on numerous occasions.

You were named to the Dean's List at Worcester State. You were in charge of the Vernon Hill Basketball League from 1974 to 1984. You worked as the junior varsity basketball coach at Auburn High School in 1978-80 and was an assistant coach at Anna Maria College from 1981 to 1983.

You are a teacher in the Worcester Public School system.

Mark Williams, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.