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Williamson Joins fellow teammate Richard at Penn State University

Posted January 31st, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Michael Williamson has made a commitment to join the Penn State Nittany Lions for the 2013-2014 season.  Williamson is in his second full year with the Saints and has become a skilled leader on the Saints defensive end.  In 54 games with the Saints Michael has scored 24 points and earned 87 penalty minutes.  Although stricken with injury this season, the Saints rookie of the year in 2011-2012 has made an impact in the games he has participated in. He earned a tryout for Team Canada West earlier this season but during the selection camp he aggravated a previous injury and could not continue to compete for a spot.  Williamson will join current teammate Dylan Richard and former Saints Captain David Glen in the fall of 2013 when the Nittany Lions make the official jump to Division 1 in the NCAA.
"My family and I are very excited and I am very much looking forward to being a part of Penn State's program,"  said Williamson.  "I am anxious to start my career as a student athlete while pursuing Kinesiology.  I would like to thank my family, coaching staff, my teammates, and the Spruce Grove Saints organization as they have helped with this important step in my life."
"Mike brings the full package, he is a big strong defenseman that is extremely mobile and possesses a heavy shot,"  Says Head Coach/General Manager Jason McKee.  "He has been a positive influence on our dressing room for the past two seasons and I am confident that he will carry these traits forward to the next level.