Indie Soul Student of the Week: Mylia Williams


— Mylia Williams has been a member of the Lady Sabers volleyball team for the past three years. She plays volleyball and softball at The SEED School of Maryland, currently holding a 3.3 GPA. Mylia was instrumental in helping the Lady Sabers win the 2013 – 2014 Baltimore Middle School Volleyball League (BMSVL) Championship. Her coach, Nia Foggy, describes her as one of the most aggressive players on the court. Mylia is a strong server and is not intimidated by the competition. She averages eight points a game.

Phinesse Demps: What have you learned while playing volleyball at The SEED School of Maryland?

Mylia Williams: Teamwork! It takes more than one person to get the ball over the net. The team’s success is dependent on group effort and it pushes us to help each other.

PD: What is the best part of playing on the SEED MD volleyball team?

MW: Winning! This is our third year winning the league championship. This year we had a rough start and did not do well in the first few matches. Once we started playing as a team and encouraging each other, we got better.

PD: How has playing volleyball at SEED MD helped you?

MW: To be an athlete at The SEED School of MD I have to keep a 3.0 grade point average or better. Playing sports comes easy, but I have to put a lot of work in to keep my grades up. I pay attention in class, take notes, go to study hall and partner with a study buddy. It is worth it because I stay in shape and I stay eligible to play.”

Congratulations to Mylia Williams for being the Indie Soul Student of the Week.

Each week during the school year, Indie Soul will spotlight a student who excels in academics and in the community. To nominate someone for “Student of the Week,” call 410-366-3900 ext. 3016 or email with “Student of the Week” in the subject line.