Lynn Williams is the first Pepperdine player to play for the U.S. Women's National Team.
The 2014 All-American and Pepperdine alum will play for the NWSL title this weekend.
Williams is the first Wave alum to win the NWSL scoring title.
Williams has a breakout rookie campaign in the NWSL before going down with injury.
Pepperdine hosts two final regular-season matches, beginning with Loyola Marymount on Nov. 2 and BYU on Nov. 9.
Stephen Wandzura's photos from the Waves' 2-1 home loss to the Toreros.
Pepperdine beats San Diego State 2-0. Lynn Williams with both goals, Hannah Seabert with 15 saves.
Photos of Pepperdine's 1-0 overtime victory at USC.
Pepperdine opened the 2013 season with a 1-1 draw vs. No. 18 Cal (8/26/13).
No. 24 Pepperdine defeated Saint Mary's 5-3 in WCC action November 1 at Tari Frahm Rokus Field.
CAREER: Posted an all-time great Pepperdine career since coming to Malibu as a freshman in 2011 ... In four seasons has recorded 39 goals (second all-time), 24 assists (tied for first all-time), 102 points (second all-time), 15 game-winning goals (first all-time) and 398 shots (first all-time) ... Became the program's first ever first-team All-American in 2014 ... A three-time NSCAA All-West Region selection and three-time All-WCC first team selection ... A 2011 Soccer America Freshman All-American and the WCC's Freshman of the Year ... Was selected sixth in the 2015 NWSL Draft by the Western New York Flash.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Closed out a remarkable career with her finest season as a senior, leading the Waves with 14 goals and 10 assists in 22 starts to help propel the team to the third Sweet 16 appearance in program history ... Named a first-team All-American by the NSCAA and Soccer America ... Was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Award ... Was named All-WCC first team for the third straight year ... Was third in the conference in goals with 14 (tied for second most in Pepperdine history) and was second in total points with 38 (second in Pepperdine history) ... Her 10 assists matched a Pepperdine single-season record ... Her five game-winning goals also matched a Pepperdine record and were the second most in the WCC ... Led the conference with 130 shots, setting a Pepperdine record in the process ... Was named WCC Player of the Week three times and Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week after scoring game-winning goals against Kentucky and Xavier ... Matched a Pepperdine single-season record with three multi-assist games and also posted three multi-goal games (tied for third most in school history) ... Scored multiple goals against Kentucky (9/14), Pacific (10/12) and Illinois State (11/21) and had multiple assists against Florida Atlantic (8/29), LMU (11/2) and BYU (11/8) ... Scored game-winners against North Carolina (8/31), Xavier (9/11), Kentucky (9/14), Cal State Fullerton (9/25) and Santa Clara (10/3).
PEPPERDINE 2013: Was on the verge of a historic season before missing the last four games of the season due to injury ... Was still named to the NSCAA All-West Region first team and the All-WCC first team ... Started the first 15 games of the season and posted 11 goals and three assists for 25 points ... In the WCC, finished first in goals per game (0.73, which is third in Pepperdine history), tied for second in game-winning goals and third in points per game (1.67, which is fourth in Pepperdine history) ... Took 91 shots (her average of 6.1 per game led the WCC) and set a Pepperdine single-game record with 14 against Fresno State (9/22) ... Named the National Player of the Week by the NSCAA and CollegeSoccer360.com as well as the WCC Player of the Week after scoring the game's only goal in a win vs. Wright State (8/29) and then getting two goals and an assist in a victory at #19 Texas A&M (9/1) ... Also had two-goal games at Toledo (9/8) and vs. San Diego State (9/15) ... Notched a goal and assist vs. Fresno State (9/22) ... It took her 11 games to score 10 goals, tying the Pepperdine record for the fewest matches to hit double-digits ... Named Pepperdine Athletics' Female Wave of the Year for spirit and service to the athletics program.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Continued to emerge as one of the top scorers in the elite WCC ... Earned NSCAA All-West Region and All-WCC first team honors ... Also captured All-WCC First Team selection.Rated sixth among league leaders in goals (eight) and was ninth in points (19) ... Led the Waves in shots and was third on the team in goals and points ... Led the league in shots (97) and shots per game (4.6) for the second straight season ... Finished the season with team-high 39 shots on goal (.402) ... Collected first collegiate hat trick against Saint Mary's (10/23) ... Posted three game-winners: vs. UC Irvine (9/14), vs. #18 Santa Clara (10/14) and at Gonzaga (10/28) ... Registered team-high five goals in WCC play, good for a share of the league lead in conference contests ... Started the season with an assist in three straight matches ... Fired a season-high 10 shots in 2-1 victory at San Francisco (10/7) ... Recorded five or more shots 10 times.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Started all 20 games she appeared in as a forward during her true freshman season ... Earned multiple honors, including Soccer America Freshman All-American first team, NSCAA All-West Region second team, WCC Freshman of the Year, All-WCC second team and WCC All-Freshman team ... Finished third on the team with six goals and led the Waves with eight assists ... Finished second on the team with 20 points ... Led the WCC in shots (80) and shots per game (4.00) ... Finished fourth in the WCC in assists (8) and assists per game (0.40) ... Ranks in the Pepperdine record book with five consecutive games with a point, fifth on the single-season shot list (80), sixth on the single-season shots per game (4.00), finished tied for seventh on the single-season assists category (8) and tied for second with two multi-assist games ... Also boasted four consecutive games with an assist and two consecutive games with multiple assists.
CLUB: Played with the East Fresno Fusion for three years, CVSA for two and Bullard Valley FC for three ... Won a state championship and was a regional quarterfinalist with the Fusion as an U-19.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bullard High School, located in Fresno, Calif., in 2011 ... Played four years on the varsity ... An ESPN RISE All-American third teamer in 2011 ... Set the school scoring record (boys or girls) with 117 career goals ... Also had 47 assists in her career ... Named the Fresno Bee Player of the Year after recording 50 goals as a senior and helping Bullard to County/Metro Athletic Conference and Central Section Division I titles ... The school reached the CIF Southern California Regional D-I final ... Earned all-league and all-area honors all four years ... Also competed in track and her 4x100 relay team took fifth place at the state meet and won a Valley championship ... Earned four academic-athlete awards.
PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif. ... Daughter of David and Christine Williams ... Both parents ran track at Fresno State and her father also played football ... Has one sister, Jessica, who has run track at Cal Poly ... An uncle, Curtis Williams, played football at Washington but was tragically paralyzed during a game in 2000 and passed away a year and a half later ... Two other uncles, Paul and James Williams, played football at Fresno State and in the NFL ... Majoring in psychology ... Chose Pepperdine because of "its high morals, nice people, small class sizes, great location and the tight-knit soccer family that I wanted to be a part of."
FAVORITES: Lists her sports hero as Wilma Rudolph ... Favorites include Love and Basketball (movie), The Cosby Show (TV show), country, R&B and hip hop (musical genres), candy/sweets (food) and track (sport other than soccer) ... Enjoys soccer because of "its competitive nature and the thrill of knowing that anything can happen because the game isn't over until the final whistle blows."