CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith announced the addition of Josi Williams to the Cavalier roster for 2019 on Wednesday (April 17).

Williams is a 5-foot-4 libero from Leesburg, Va., where she was a standout at Loudoun County High School. She helped the Raiders capture three Virginia 4A state championships, including the fall of 2018 when the team finished 29-1 overall.

“Josi is a great addition to an already strong 2019 class,” said Smith. “She has been around our program for as long as I can remember, attending camps and matches on a regular basis. Josi is incredibly motivated to be the best volleyball player she can be as well as the best student.

“Josi reads the game very well as a backcourt player and puts herself in position to make a lot of plays. She has versatility, playing different positions across the back row, which will serve her and the team well.”

In each of her final two seasons at Loudoun County, Williams garnered first-team All-District, first-team All-Region and second-team All-State honors. As a senior, she racked up 305 digs in 66 sets to average 4.62 digs per set. She also posted a serve-receive percentage of 92.4 in 435 opportunities.

At the club level, Williams played two years with Virginia Elite Volleyball Club and four years with Metro Volleyball Club. In 2017, she was a member of the Metro 16 team that became the first 16U club from the Chesapeake region to qualify for the open division national championship.

Off the court, Williams ranks in the top five percent of the 2019 Loudoun County High School graduating class. She was also a finalist for the 2018 VHSL Student-Athlete Achievement Awards.

Williams joins Maddie Boylston (Mount Pleasant, S.C.), Simone Dominique (San Marino, Calif.), Jayna Francis (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Mattison Matthews (Charleston, S.C.) in the Cavaliers’ 2019 recruiting class.