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Koko Atoa-Williams
Koko  Atoa-Williams


Reno, Nev.

High School:
Bishop Manogue





Gamecocks Post 94 on 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall


Garnet Defeats Black, 3-1, in Annual Garnet & Black Match

Carolina turns focus to season opener versus Gardner-Webb on Aug. 29


Gamecocks Hold Off Coastal Carolina in Five Sets

McNeil falls one block shy of a triple-double


South Carolina vs. Auburn (10/9/15)

Photos by Wes Wilson


South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (10/11/15)

Photos by Juan Blas


South Carolina vs. Clemson - 9/4/15

South Carolina vs. Clemson - 9/4/15


South Carolina vs. Southeastern Louisiana - 8/28/15

South Carolina vs. Southeastern Louisiana - 8/28/15


South Carolina vs. North Carolina State - 8/29/15

South Carolina vs. North Carolina State - 8/29/15

  • 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • 2016 (SENIOR)
  • Bounced back from an injury-plagued junior year to play in all 30 matches, and all but three of the team's sets
  • Set new career bests in service aces (14), solo blocks (7) and digs per set (2.57)
  • Had five matches with double-digit kills and 11 with double-digit digs
  • Named tournament MVP at the Springhill Suites Invite after totaling 35 digs and 29 kills over the 13 sets and three wins
  • Posted 14 kills and 14 digs in a road win at LSU, the team's first win in Baton Rouge in 13 years (10/14)
  • Helped the team upset #21 Missouri at home, thanks to a season-high 18 digs and 10 kills (11/13)

  • 2015 (JUNIOR)
  • Provided consistency as a six-rotation player when needed, but was a major key to the back-line defense
  • Played in 31 matches, including 23 starts
  • Averaged 1.27 kills per set
  • Set a new career high with 13 service aces for the season
  • Also improved on her serve defense, improving her serve reception percentage for the third-straight season (up to .946)
  • Tallied 12 kills while hitting .303, five digs and a season-high three blocks vs. Winthrop (9/5)
  • Finished with a double-double vs. Furman (9/5), recording 10 kills and 10 digs
  • Popped up a season-high 15 digs and three assists against Charleston Southern (9/19)
  • Recorded her second double-double of the season at Mississippi State, with 10 kills and 15 digs (10/4)
  • Led the team with 16 kills against Auburn, a new season high. It was just two off her career high (10/9)

  • 2014 (SOPHOMORE)
  • Started 30 of 31 matches
  • Named team's Hitter of the Year, ranking second on the team in kills (304) and kills per set (2.51)
  • Also ranked second on the squad in digs per set (2.34)
  • Averaged 0.40 blocks per set
  • Recorded a career-high 18 kills vs. Georgia Tech (8/30)
  • Posted first career double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs vs. Jacksonville (8/30)
  • Named Gamecock Invitational MVP after averaging 3.27 kills per set in three matches (8/29-30)
  • Tallied nine kills on 18 swings with no errors to hit .500 vs. The Citadel (9/20)
  • Matched career high with 18 kills and had 12 digs at Auburn (10/5)
  • Again matched career high with 18 kills while hitting a career-best .515 with just one attack error on 33 attempts vs. Missouri (10/26)
  • Recorded a double-double vs. Alabama with 14 kills and 12 digs and matched career high with four blocks
  • Tied career-high again with 18 kills and 10 digs vs. Auburn (11/16)
  • Recorded 17 kills and a career-high 27 digs at Tennessee (11/19)
  • Led the team with 11 double-doubles, which ranked seventh in the SEC

  • 2013 (FRESHMAN)
  • Saw time in 21 matches, including one start
  • Produced 1.43 kills per set on the season
  • Tallied a season-high 12 kills and four block assists against Winthrop (9/7)
  • Finished with nine kills and two digs in sweep of Liberty (9/13)
  • Contributed seven kills, two digs and three blocks at Duke (9/14)
  • Had 11 kills and three digs in win over Coastal Carolina (10/30)
  • Made first career start at No. 20 Kentucky (11/8)

  • Lettered four years in volleyball and two in track
  • Played at Bishop Manogue Catholic for coach Jason Sterrett
  • Also played for Damonte Ranch High School in Reno, Nev., and St. Francis in Hawaii
  • Helped lead St. Francis to the Division II state title in 2011-12, earning a spot on the Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Tournament Team
  • Guided Bishop Manogue to a Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Division I North Regional title in 2012
  • Earned first-team All-Sierra League honors in 2012
  • Was a second-team All-League selection for St. Francis in 2011
  • Played club volleyball in Hawaii for the Asics Rainbows Volleyball Club
  • Played for the Northern Nevada Juniors under coach Jason Sterrett
  • Helped lead team to first-place finishes at the Rocklin Kaleo Klassic in 2011 and 2012 and at the Tahoe Classic in 2012

  • Kololia Shelby Atoa-Williams is the daughter of Alexander Levi Atoa and Chanel Kuuipo Atoa
  • Has one sister, Namahana Atoa
  • Chose South Carolina because of the volleyball staff, the campus and the school pride
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Wants to pursue a career in athletic training or physical therapy
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