RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University freshman Rahsaan Williams (Brooklyn, N.Y./Chelsea CTE) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball co-Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 18, the CACC announced today. Williams wins or shares the award for the first time this season and the third occasion in his career.
Williams, a 6-foot-9, 235 forward, averaged 6.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.0 blocked shots as Felician began its season with a 1-1 week. He opened the campaign with an eight-point, 14-rebound, four-block performance in the Golden Falcons' 80-76 home victory over Mercy College on Nov. 12.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/mbkb/2018-19/releases/1119POW.
In 2017-18, Williams led the CACC in rebounds (10.9) and blocked shots (2.29) per game, as well as double-doubles (14). He is a 2012 graduate of Chelsea Career, Technical and Education High School of New York City, and played two seasons for Genesee Community College in Batavia, N.Y.
Williams shared this week's award with Dominican (N.Y.) College junior Jason Copman.
Also on Monday, Felician women's basketball senior forward Kameron Stone (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) was chosen for that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician men's basketball (1-1, 0-0 CACC) is guided by fourth-year head coach Ivan Lewis of Lodi. Williams and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Tuesday, when they host East Stroudsburg University in non-conference action at 6 p.m. at Job Gymnasium in Rutherford.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.