Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
Year: Senior
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
High School: Norfolk Academy
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Leverett

Senior • 2019-20
Captain of women's sailing team for second consecutive season... Named NEISA Women's Sailor of the Week with partner Sarah Burn for performance Oct. 5-6... Opened senior season with eighth place finish at Toni Duetsch '58 Regatta... Best finish of fall season was a victory at Stu Nelson Trophy... Registered a trio of third-place performances at Women's Showcase Finals, the Women's Showcase Semi-Finals and the Mrs. Hurst Bowl... Placed fourth at the Yale Women's.

Junior • 2018-19
Captain of the 2018-19 women's sailing team...Sailed crew at the Harry H. Anderson Jr. Regatta, finishing ninth in the A-Division and second in the B-Division...Finished 10th in the B-Division at the Hatch Brown Memorial Trophy...Placed fourth at the Hood Trophy...Captured a first-place victory in the B-Division at the Danmark Trophy with partner Nick Karnovsky...Competed at the Harvard Coed Showcase 2, finishing ninth in the A-Division...Recorded a fourth-place result in the C-Division at the Captain Hurst Bowl...Registered an 11th-place finish in the B-Division at the Fiske-Harriman-Sleigh Trophy Coed Showcase...Finished fourth at the Bob Bavier Team Race with a 10-9 team record...Placed 11th at the Graham Hall Team Race with a 7-8 team record...Captured a fourth-place finish at the Aaron Szambecki Team Race with a 10-11 record...Helped the Crimson win the 38th Lynne Marchiando Trophy, finishing with a 16-6 record...Finished 10th at the NEISA Team Race Championship...Competed at the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies, capturing a third-place finish in the A-Division...Sailed to a first-place finish in the C-Division at the 2019 Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup with partner Nick Karnovsky...Capped the season with an 11th-place result in the B-Division at the NEISA Coed Championship...Guided the Crimson to a second-place finish at the ICSA Women's National Championship, recording a second-place overall finish in the A-Division.

Sophomore • 2017-18
Placed 10th in the B-Division at NEISA Coed Championships ... Competed in the B-Division at the Admirals Cup, finishing fifth overall ... Won the Thompson Trophy, racing in the B-Division ... Competed in the A-Division at the Dellenbaugh Women's Race, finishing ninth overall ... Earned a second-place finish at the BC Team Race with a 12-3 record ... Finished in third at the Geiger Team Race with a 6-2 record ... Placed first at the Wood Trophy Team Race ... Finished fourth in the Harvard Women's Team Race on March 4 ... Captured a fifth-place finish at the Hap Moore Trophy Team Race with a 3/4 record ... Competed in the Professor Schell Trophy, placing 10th in the B-Division … Sailed in the Captain Hurst Bowl, placing seventh in the A-Division … Registered a fourth-place finish at the Moody Trophy in the B-Division … Registered a second-place finish at the Moody Trophy, earning 37 … Sailed in the Regis Bowl, registering a eighth-place finish in the B-Division … Finished 12th at the NEISA Women Singlehanded Championships, totaling 122 points … Placed sixth at the Henry Anderson Trophy, earning 113 points in the B-Division.

Freshman • 2016-17
Saw action at the Emily Wick Trophy, finishing 15th with 356 points ... Sailed for Harvard at the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy, finishing 12th overall …  Finished fifth at the Duplin Team Race ... Partnered with Divya Arya at the Mike Horn Team Trophy, sweeping MIT in all three races and finishing with a 3-6 overall mark ... Sailed with Kristin Anderson at the Yale Women's Regatta and earned 171 points ... Competed in the A-Division at the Harvard Invitational and earned 35 points ... Partnered with Cara Kennedy-Cuomo at the Mystic Lake Invitational  and earned four top-three finished in the regatta ... At the NEISA Singlehanded Championships, Williams finished 13th with 133 points ... Finished ninth overall with 185 points at the Central Series ... Paired up with Divya Arya at the Lark Invitational to finish third overall and first in B-division. Their combined total of 139 points was forty points clear of second place Tufts. 

Before Harvard
Five year letterwinner and two year captain for varsity sailing at Norfolk Academy ... Also lettered in basketball and soccer, serving as captain for both her senior year ...  Four year member of Big Blue Sailing Academy ... Back-to-back State Champion in sailing in 2014 and 2015 ... Named All-Conference Skipper for four-consecutive years ... Awarded All-State Crew in 2011 and 2012, All-State Skipper in 2013 and 2015 and All-State Women's Skipper in 2016 ... Led the soccer team to the state championship in 2013 ... Given the Three-Sport Athlete Award for her nine seasons as a three-sport varsity athlete ... Named to the second-team all-conference for soccer in 2015 and first-team in 2016 ... Awarded team MVP for soccer in 2016 and earned All-State recognition ... Aunt, Jennifer Williams, graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1984 and lettered for four years in volleyball ... Father, Scott, attended Penn State and Cornell University, and mother,Diana, attended Oregon State University.