Luke Williams is the 25-year-old MLB infielder and outfielder on the Philadelphia Phillies. Before making his MLB debut in June 2021, the “utility player” played in the minor leagues since he was selected by the Phillies in the 2015 MLB Draft.
When not on the field, he spends time with his family including his sister Sami Williams, who played college softball for Iowa State before turning pro this year. (That’s Sami on the far left in the family photo above.)
During her senior year at Iowa State, Sami played shortstop and “led the team in batting average (.446), hits (82), home runs (21) and slugging percentage (.902).” Oh, and she set Iowa State single-season records for batting average, runs scored and home runs.” She ended her career as the Big 12’s all-time leader in career hits (329), doubles (79) and total bases (627).”
Sami aka “Slammin’ Sami” joined the new Athletes Unlimited Softball league this summer. Notable advisory board members include NBA star Kevin Durant, World Cup champion Abby Wambach, and former #1 world ranked female tennis player Caroline Wozniacki!
Unfortunately, the gorgeous and talented rookie suffered a season-ending knee injury and underwent surgery on September 9.
Sami wrote: “Not the way I imagined my rookie season ending, but I’m so lucky to still be in an environment like @auprosports with so many caring and supportive people, and to watch these awesome women play and grow the sport we love.” Wishing you a fast recovery, Sami!
P.S. Luke Williams and the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies face the New York Mets at Citi Field on Saturday, September 18 at 7 pm on FOX.