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Sara Williams

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Princeton, N.J.

High School:
West Windsor-Plainsboro

Height:
5-11

Position:
D

Team co-captain... great speed and technical ability... her athleticism and experience made her one of the top defenders in the conference... on pace to graduate in June after student-teaching both winter and spring quarters... may apply for Teach For America, a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools.

2005: One of only two Bobcats to start all 17 matches... took her first shot of the season against Cleveland State on Sept. 4... her first shot on goal came at Drake on Sept. 16... her first assist of the year came Oct. 2 at Western Michigan... was knocked out of the Oct. 21 game at Kent State after a goal-saving tackle... named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year with a 3.64 accumulative GPA.

2004: One of only five Bobcats to start all 19 matches... recorded her first career assist in 3-0 win at Ball State on Oct. 3... as an outside back, played a key role in Ohio's conference-record streak of nine consecutive shutouts from Sept. 12 to Oct. 15... named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.

2003: Played in all 21 matches with nine starts... took 20 shots on the season... named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.

2002: Appeared in 11 matches for the Bobcats... scored her first career goal in a 5-0 win over Akron on Sept. 15... took four shots on the season... a MAC Academic Honor Roll selection.

2001: Suffered a season-ending foot injury during preseason... received a medical redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Associated Press first-team all-state selection... two-time New Jersey Coaches Association all-state selection... three-time first-team All-Colonial Valley Conference selection... Trenton Times and Trentonian first-team selection... team Co-MVP as a senior... Most Valuable Defensive Player as a junior and senior... two-time team captain... led team to a 75-9-4 record in four years... three-time Colonial Valley Conference champions... two-time Central Jersey Group IV champions.

CLUB: Two-year captain of FC Magic United Soccer Club... two-time New Jersey State Cup finalist... three-year Mercer Jaguars Soccer Club member... three-year member of the Evansville United Soccer Club... played for the Indiana State Cup championship team in 1993... received Outstanding Player award in 1993 and 1994... member of the New Jersey state under-17 team in 2000.

PERSONAL: Early childhood education major... daughter of Roger and Nancy Williams... born June 6, 1983.