Also Named Madness C-USA Pitcher of the Week
Went 5-0 In First Weekend
Joins USSSA Florida Pride
Play for Chicago Bandits begins Wednesday in Hoover, Ala.
The 2014 campaign was another historic season for Shonda Stanton and Marshall softball
2013 (Senior): Posted a 33-18 record and a 1.93 ERA with 364 strikeouts in regular-season action... She went 4-2 in postseason play and was the first pitcher in Marshall history to earn a conference championship and regional victory... In her 45 starts and 53 appearances, she threw 35 complete games and earned one save in regular-season action... Williamson posted an ERA of 0.00 in the conference tournament, throwing three complete games and earning three victories... She tied the No. 1 slot in Marshall'scareer wins with 65, holds No. 3 in most innings pitched with 667.2 and has taken No. 1 in career strikeouts with 731... She has the most Herd single-season wins with 33... In Conference USA she had the fourth lowest ERA and the most innings pitched, strikeouts and wins... She was ranked nationally in strikeouts and wins... She struck out 10 or more batters in 12 games in the 2013 season...Williamson had a record-breaking day against Ohio on April 17, setting herself a new career and Marshall softball record with 16 strikeouts in a single game and earning her 26th victory... She earned C-USA Pitcher of the Week after her performance against the Bobcats, holding them to a .047 batting average... She was named C-USA Tournament MVP and earned a spot on C-USA Second Team, C-USA All-Academic Team, NFCA Mideast All-Region Second Team, Capital One Academic All-America Team andreceived C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Williamson took her career to a professional level and now wears a Chicago Bandits jersey.
2012 (Junior): Appeared in 45 contests with 37 starts...won a school record 25 games with 268 strikeouts, two shy of the MU single-season mark...win total was best in Conference USA by four games while her strikeout total was second best...compiled a 1.50 earned run average, fifth best in school history and third best in C-USA...her opponent batting average of .195 was the best in school history and the only one to be below .200, it also was third in C-USA...pitched a C-USA high 238.0 innings with the third most shutouts(8) in school history and 26 complete games, tied for fourth most in a MU single-season...had eight games of double-digit strikeouts...won C-USA pitcher of the week following the Charleston Classic which included a then career-high 13 strikeout performance vs. Charleston Southern and a three hit, one run allowed complete game win against Akron...against Houston in the conference opener, pitched two complete game wins against Houston when she struck out 10 in each game for 20 total on the day and held the Cougars to just two runs and seven hits in 14 innings...against Memphis (March 17-18) helped shutout the Tigers in all three games with two wins, 11 innings worked and four total hits allowed...struck out 11 on the road at Lipscomb March 19 as she picked up win number 11 by allowing just one run on two hits...at UTEP March 31 she struck out a career-high 14 batters...pitched all 12 innings on the road at Southern Miss April 6, throwing 200 pitches and striking out 10 batters...set a Marshall Dot Hicks Field record for strikeouts with 12 against Longwood April 22...took a no-hitter into the final inning at East Carolina April 28....started and pitched all three games at home vs. UCF to end the regular season, throwing 24 total innings, including 10 innings on Sunday May 6 and did not allow a run in all three games propelling the Herd to the third seed in the C-USA tournament...was named C-USA Pitcher of the Week for the second time of the year following her outings against UCF...started and pitched all three games and every inning of the C-USA tournament...struck out seven against UAB during MU's 10 inning semifinal win May 11...was named the C-USA All-Tournament team for her three game performance...also earned recognition on the C-USA second team all-conference...also picked a NFCA Mideast All-Region award...was honored for her work in the classroom with naming to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...she was voted HerdZone.com as Student-Athlete of the Year by Herd fans online.
2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in 32 games, starting 23, tops on the team...finished with a team best ERA of 3.66...led team with 99 strikeouts...recorded season-high 10 strike-outs against UTEP April 30... her strikeout total placed her tenth best among conference foes ...recorded 33 strike-outs looking, which was seventh best in C-USA...one-hit Georgia Southern Feb 25...seized pivotal wins against Southern Miss and UTEP...named NFCA Scholar Athlete...named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ...was awarded the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal.
Prior to Marshall: Was on the pitching staff at the University of Tennessee...appeared for 5.0 innings and recorded five strikeouts...helped a strong pitching staff lead the Lady Vols to a No. 16/15 ranking and go 49-15 in 2010 while finishing third at the Women's College World Series.
High School: Standout athlete at Harts High School and Chapmanville Regional High School...named 2009 EA Sports First-Team Softball All-American, the 2009 Gatorade/RISE Magazine West Virginia State Player of the Year, 2009 West Virginia Sports Writers State Player of the Year, was a four-time First-Team All-State selection and a three-time All-Cardinal Conference honoree...helped CHS to state titles in 2007 and 09...notched over 1,000 career strikeouts...in 2009, went 23-1 in the circle with 356 strikeouts in 153 innings pitched with a 0.09 ERA...broke the state record in single-game strikeouts while tallying 33 in a 13-inning victory.
Personal: Daughter of Andy Paul and Beth Williamson...father, Andy Paul, played for Marshall basketball from 1987-90 and still ranks 12th all-time in MU records for career assists with 299...has two brothers, Paul Herbert (20) and Drew (13) plus one sister, Ali (11)...majoring in physical education and health.