Cory Sivertson (Williams) ’91

IMG_3742Sivertson, the first Baylor volleyball player to be inducted into the Baylor Hall of Fame, enjoyed an outstanding volleyball career as a setter at Baylor from 1991 through 1994. She earned 1991 SWC Freshman of the Year honors and went on to earn three All-SWC awards (a first-team selection in 1992 followed by second-team recognition in 1993 and 1994). The three-time AVCA All-South Region pick earned first-team Academic All-SWC honors as a senior when she served as a team co-captain.

IMG_3747A member of Baylor’s 25th Anniversary Volleyball Team in 2002, Sivertson still ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in several categories–matches played (No. 3, 145), games played (No. 1, 527), attack percentage (No. 1, .338), assists (No. 2, 4,846), service aces (No. 1, 195), digs (No. 1, 1,575) and blocks (No. 4, 523). She led the SWC in hitting percentage during junior and senior seasons while registering the only two quadruple-doubles in school history.

One of six players in school history to have 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs, Sivertson also produced 19 triple-doubles in her standout four-year career. Now the head volleyball coach at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Sivertson and her husband, Jason Williams, have two children.

Cory Williams started coaching at Lake Highlands High School originally in 2000 as the Varsity volleyball coach. She has led the team to several outstanding season finishes as ’08 State Semi-Finalists, ’07 Regional Finalists,  ’06 Regional Quarter-finalists, ’05 Regional Quarter-finalists,  ’04 Regional Semi-Finalists, ’03 Regional Semi-Finalists and ’02 Regional Quarter-Finalists. Since then she has been coaching for Skyline Juniors Volleyball Club and has a 14 Open National Championship Medal. She is married to Jason Williams and they have two children, Callie and Barrett. Prior to coaching at Lake Highlands, she was the First Assistant at the University of Tulsa (NCAA Division I) from ’98-’00.

Cory Sivertson Williams has many outstanding achievements in volleyball:

 

  • IMG_37512007 Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame (she is still the only volleyball player ever inducted)
  • 2006 USAV Nationals silver medalist 2005  USAV Nationals gold medalist and All-American MVP
  • 2002 All-American  and USAV Nationals gold medalist
  • 2002 Named to the Baylor “All-Time” team
  • 2000 USAV Nationals gold medalist
  • 1998 USAV Open Nationals bronze medalist
  • ’96 USAV  Open Nationals 5th place
  • ’95 USAV Open Nationals  5th place
  • ’95 Qualified and played in 3 AVP events (professional sand doubles)
  • ’91-’94 Starting setter at Baylor University
  • ’91 SWC “NewIMG_3749comer of the Year”
  • ’91 Team MVP
  • ’92 All-Conference and All-Region
  • ’92 Trained at
    Olympic Training Center
  • ’93 All-Conference and All-Region
  • ’93 Olympic Festival Silver Medalist
  • ’94 All-Conference, GTE Academic All-American
  • ’94 Team MVP
  • ’94 Career: Held 18 Baylor records, 3 conference records and 1 NCAA record. Finished with 7 quadruple doubles and the only member of the triple 1000 club ever at Baylor with over 1000 career kills, assists, and digs