JUNIOR (2007): Dan Williams broke out at the plate in the later part of the 2007 season...ended the year with an eight-game hitting streak that included five multi-hit games and eight RBI...started 23 games at second base, 16 at third base and six at shortstop while appearing in a total of 48...earned third-highest batting average and slugging percentage for the Panthers with marks of .301 and .468, respectively...had an impressive team-high on-base percentage of .427...tallied 24 RBI on 47 hits including 11 doubles and five homeruns...showed patience at the plate while drawing a team-high 30 walks...recorded second-most assists for the Panthers with 89 while fielding nine double plays...notched 11 multi-hit and three multi-RBI games...led Pitt to a close 16-15 win over Cleveland State on May 15, driving in three runs and scoring one...blasted first homerun of the season in a 5-0 victory over reigning conference champions Notre Dame on March 31...sparked the Panthers' 11-6 win over Villanova on April 20, going 2-4 with two RBI...fueled Pitt's 5-4 comeback victory over Akron on May 1 with a two-run homerun and perfect 2-2 day at the plate...batted .500 during the Big East Championship series to close out the season.
SOPHOMORE (2006): Williams started and appeared in all but three games for the Panthers at third base...batted .273 with 47 hits, including seven doubles, two triples and one homerun, while compiling 29 RBI and nine stolen bases...led the team in walks (28) and was hit by a pitch a team-high ten times...was among team-leaders in on-base percentage (.401)...recorded 25 putouts and 87 assists with 10 double plays... helped Pitt to its first win of the season with a team-leading three hits and three RBI vs. Coastal Carolina...blasted a three-run homer in a 14-7 win over Belmont...contributed two hits and two RBI in 16-6 victory over Sacred Heart...went 3-4 with a career-high four RBI while stealing two bases in a 10-5 win over Sacred Heart...had Pitt's only two RBI in a 6-2 loss to WVU...had game-tying RBI-triple vs. Villanova in an eventual 9-5 win...helped the Panthers to a 12-11 win over Rutgers with three hits and three RBI, including an RBI-triple...had a team-high and career-high 12-game hitting streak that ran from March 9 to March 31...tallied multiple hits in 12 games.
FRESHMAN (2005): Williams was Pitt's starting third baseman in 43 games and made a total of 45 appearances...scored 29 times and drove in 18 runs...drove in two clutch runs in the upset of No. 23 and top-seeded St. John's in the Big East Tournament...belted his first home run in Pitt's 9-5 win over Georgetown...scored three runs and stole a base in the win over Akron...also scored three times with two hits and an RBI in the win over Youngstown State...hit safely in all three games vs. Notre Dame in the regular season, finishing 4-8 with one run scored and one RBI...had a total of eight multi-hit games on the year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Williams was a four-year letterwinner...garnered first-team All-League, All-Main Line Life and All-Main Line Times honors as a senior...team co-captain...Carpenter Cup Team Selection...recorded a batting average of .444 with 32 RBI and nine stolen bases.
PERSONAL: Born on April 24, 1986...son of Craig and Cindy Williams...has one brother, Scott (14) and one sister, Christine (17)...a marketing major.
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