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Molly Williams

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hinsdale, Ill.

High School:
St. Ignatius Prep

Height:
5-8

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
09/30/1987

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On Williams: Two-year starter in goal during her Villanova career ... Tireless competitor ... Has great athleticism and is a solid shot stopper ... Possesses a good feel for the game ... Part of the Wildcats NCAA Tournament teams in 2006 and 2009.

Awards: CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week (Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 2009) ... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Oct. 13, 2008) ... Penn Invitational All-Tournament Team (Sept. 12/14, 2008) ... NSCAA Academic All-Mid Atlantic Region (Third Team, 2008) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) ... Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team (2009).

Career: Ranks third in school history in goals-against average and winning percentage ... Tied for fifth in career shutouts ... Played in 43 games with 41 starts ... All but two of the starts came after she moved into a starting role her junior season ... Owned a career 1.08 goals-against average and an .814 save percentage with 197 saves and 45 goals allowed ... Tallied 13 career solo shutouts and an overall record of 22-12-6 (.625) ... Logged a total of 3741:54 in goal during her career.

BIG EAST Regular Season: Played in 23 games, all starts, and logged 2035:33 in the net ... Had a 1.19 goals-against average and an .806 save percentage ... Posted an 8-10-4 (.455) career record with nine shutouts ... Tallied 112 saves.

BIG EAST Championship: Tallied a total of 18 saves in two games in the 2009 conference tournament, including 11 stops in a first round game against Connecticut and seven saves in a quarterfinal game at Marquette ... Allowed one goal in each game for a .900 save percentage in the tournament, while posting a 0.90 goals-against average ... Compiled a 1-1 record.

NCAA Tournament: Started the Wildcats 2009 first round NCAA Tournament game against Washington State ... Played all 90 minutes and recorded two saves on three shots on goal.

2009: Played in 21 games, all starts, and logged 2,013:00 in goal ... Compiled a 0.89 goals-against average and an .855 save percentage while registering six solo shutouts ... Owned a record of 10-6-5 (.595) ... Tallied 118 saves while allowing only 20 goals ... Tied a career high with 12 saves in a 2-2 tie against Nebraska ... Notched at least 10 saves on four occasions; BIG EAST: Played every second of all 11 regular season conference games, logging 1050:00 in goal ... Turned in a 0.94 goals-against average and an .853 save percentage ... Registered 64 saves while allowing only 11 goals ... Recorded four solo shutouts and an overall record of 4-4-3 ... Tallied 10 saves each against Connecticut and West Virginia; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Racked up 18 saves in two games of the conference tournament, including 11 in a first round game against Connecticut and seven versus Marquette in the quarterfinals ... Allowed two goals to post marks of a .900 save percentage and a 0.90 goals-against average; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Saved two shots while allowing one goal in an NCAA Tournament first round game against Washington State.

2008: Started all 18 games played and saw 1613:34 of action in goal ... Made 74 saves and allowed 25 goals for a .747 save percentage and a 1.39 goals-against average ... Registered seven solo shutouts and compiled a record of 11-6-1 (.639); BIG EAST: Recorded five of her seven shutouts in conference play while starting all 11 games ... Went 4-6-1 with a 1.48 goals-against average and a .738 save percentage ... Recorded a career-high 12 saves against Notre Dame.

2007: Played in three games with two starts ... Did not allow a goal in 94:45 in the net, making four saves on six shots faced ... Started and played the first 69 minutes to earn her first career win against St. Peter's on September 11; BIG EAST: Played the first 12:35 of game against Louisville on October 26 and made three saves.

2006: Saw action against Robert Morris, playing the final 21 minutes and making one save.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club teams are Eclipse Select (2005-present) and NSA Premier (2000-2005) ... Eclipse: Disney Showcase finalist in 2005-06 and 2005 Midwest Regional League champions ... NSA: Illinois State Cup champions in 2003 ... 2003 Region 2 finalists ... President's Day Tournament champions in 2004 ... Illinois state ODP team member from 2000-04 ... Played with Region 2 Champions 87 in 2001 and 2004 ... USYSA national finalists in 2005.

St. Ignatius College Prep: Selected to GCAC All-Conference team three teams from 2003-05 ... 2005 team most valuable player ... IHSA All-Sectional Team in 2004 ... Daily Southtown All-Area Team in 2004 and 2005 ... Lemont Cup All-Tournament Team honoree each year from 2003-05 ... Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times All-Area team in 2005 ... Team was an Illinois Class A sectional champion and state quarterfinalist in 2005 ... Owns the school record for single-season shutouts (17) in 2005 and for owning a 0.70 goals-against average ... Academic Honors with Distinction each year ... Member of the National Honor Society ... American Legion School Award for distinguished achievement ... Vice President of Students Against Drunk Driving.

Personal: Born 9/30/87 in Chicago, Ill. ... Oldest of three children of Tom Williams and Kelly Quinn ... Has two younger brothers, Ryan and Patrick ... Father played golf at Notre Dame from 1974-77 ... Chose to attend Villanova for its combination of academic and athletic reputations, the size of the school and its Catholic affiliation ... Also selected the school for the excellence of the women's soccer program ... Finance major.

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