In his first full season as a starter, all Trevor Williams did was lead the Pac-12 in wins, and hold an ERA just over two. With the departure of Brady Rodgers, Williams will now take over as the ace of the staff and the role of the Friday night starter.
Before he takes the mound in ASU's season opener this Friday against Bethune-Cookman, get to know the Sun Devil ace.
What is your favorite uniform combination?
"My favorite uniform combination is what the Saturday jersey was last year with the old school maroon and the maroon stirrups."
If you were not playing baseball, what would be your ideal job?
"Oh it would be a rock star for sure. Touring the world."
Who is your favorite athlete?
"My favorite athlete growing up was Ken Caminiti."
What are some of your favorite things to do off the field.
"When I'm home (in San Diego) I surf, when I'm here there's no surf . I like to play the guitar a lot. I read, which is weird, and I just like hanging out with the guys."
What is your ideal vacation spot and why?
"I really want to go to the Greek Isles, because I saw the movie Mama Mia and it looked really cool. It looked like a prime location."
Growing up, who were some of your role models?
"On the baseball field was Trevor Hoffman. I had season tickets for the Padres, so I went probably 3-4 times a week to Padres games and see him close games out. It was always cool because he was so consistent , he had the same name as me so I was always Trevor Hoffman when I was pitching when I was little."
Who do you think is the prettiest girl in the world?
"Oh man, my grandma is really pretty, I gotta say that, she is a fine lass."
When was your first kiss with a girl that you liked?
"Oh that was in kindergarten."
What sports teams do you root for?
"Chargers and Padres, and I'm trying to jump on the Angels bandwagon, I just need Angels fans to let me jump on."
The main reason you decided to attend ASU?
"The history of the baseball program, its excellence. Over the years, the coaching staff, and it was far enough from home, but close enough to where I could come back."