Athlete Spotlight – Imani Williamson has only one goal for the Lady Panthers Volleyball team: State

BY COLTEN STEELE
WEEKLY REPORTER
Imani Williamson

Imani Williamson

Southwestern Conference standout, Imani Williamson, of the Lady Panther Volleyball team is showcasing her dominance on the court. The senior currently ranks third on her team in kills, with 104 total. Imani also has the highest Ace percentage on her serves at an outstanding statline of 20.2 percent. She received All-Tournament team honors at the Metro-East Classic Tournament, where the Panthers won first place in the Silver division.

Imani plays Outside Hitter for the Lady Panthers and is a major contribution to the ladies’ success on the floor.

“My strong suit is my athleticism because it gives me the ability to help my teammates on the floor. My performance so far has been strong, but I definitely have certain aspects of my game that I want to improve on before playoffs,” Imani said.

Coach Melissa Massey commented on Imani saying, “Imani has really stepped up on the court as a player and as a leader. I am so proud of the way she has grown into being a successful athlete and pushing her teammates to do the same.”

Imani and the Panthers are currently 21-4, and ranked in the top 20 in the state of Illinois. She has big expectations for the rest of the season.

“My expectations for the rest of the season is to make it to State. I have a lot of faith in my team and I feel like if we can work hard on our defense, we can definitely get there,” said Imani.

Aside from Volleyball, Imani is also involved in school and a part of the Leadership Council at O’Fallon High School.

Imani is the daughter of Elisha and Richard Williamson. She plans to continue here academic career, but is undecided on what she would like to study. Also, she plans to continue to play volleyball at the college level, but has yet to decide on where she wants to attend.