Sep 3, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. -- Lynn Williams led the Waves to a 2-0-1 record to start the 2013 season, including a pair of results against top-25 opponents and captured Disney Soccer/NSCAA Division I National Player of the Week honors in the process. A MAC Hermann Award Watch List pick, Williams scored back-to-back game-winners against Wright State and at No. 19 Texas A&M.
With the selection Williams becomes just the second Wave to earn national player of the week accolades and the first awarded by the NSCAA. Goalkeeper Lacey Heck earned Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week selection Sept. 15, 2008 after posting back-to-back shutout wins against Tennessee (2-0) and Washington State (1-0).
Williams recorded a world class goal against the Raiders firing a rocket to the far post from 25 yards. The Fresno native was not done. At Texas A&M, Williams was held without a shot in the first 20 minutes of the road contest at Texas A&M. She broke out in dramatic fashion in the second half, scoring two goals in less than two minutes against the Aggies and sealed Pepperdine's upset win with an assist on the insurance goal by Kristen Rodriguez.
It was the third multi-goal match of her standout career and the junior now has seven career game-winning strikes. For the week, Williams registered seven points and fired 18 shots, nine of them on target en route to her first career WCC Player of the Week selection. Williams also was tabbed for the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week.