Nolan Williams


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Watchung, N.J.
  • Last School St. Benedict's Prep

Ohio State Career

  • NCAA Qualifier as a sophomore, with fourth-place finish at regionals
  • 2022 First Team All-CCFC and Second Team All-Midwest Region
  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • 2021 USFCA All-Academic Team

Sophomore Season (2021-22)

  • First Team All-CCFC and Second Team All-Midwest Region
  • NCAA qualifer, finishing 16th at first national championships
  • Placed fourth at NCAA Regionals
  • 24-21 in dual season
  • Won OSU Open and tied for third at Penn State Open
  • Buckeyes won CCFC men’s title and were sabre squad champs
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Freshman Season (2020-21)

  • Won bronze in Division 1 men’s sabre at North American Cup in June
  • 17-7 on the season, leading sabre squad in wins and winning percentage
  • Buckeye men were the CCFC team champions and sabre squad champs
  • USFCA All-Academic Team and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced with Peter Westbrook Foundation and Fencers’ Club
  • Member of United States Cadet National Team
  • Won gold at cadet European Cup in Moedling
  • Finished 12th at USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in 2020
  • Y14 silver medalist at 2018 USA Fencing National Championships
  • National Honor Society member


  • Son of James and Rhea Williams
  • Brother, Bryce, is a golfer at Morehouse College, and has three other siblings – Aaron, Evan and Zander
  • Psychology major
  • Enjoys eating, sleeping, playing video games and hanging out with friends
  • Got into fencing after seeing a poster and thinking it was real swords; it wasn’t, but ended up being decent at the sport so stuck with it