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2018 Female Athlete of the Year Finalists: Ryan Williams

The Horned Frog soccer star made TCU history when she was drafted by the NC Courage

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TCU Defender Ryan Williams has had a stellar career at TCU. Hailing from Centennial, Colorado as one of 6 children, Williams came to TCU in 2014. Last season alone, she started 22 games, playing 19 of them to completion. She had 6 assists this season, and scored her 1st career goal on a penalty kick against Baylor on November 5, 2017 in the Big XII Championship game, which makes her a hero by any Horned Frog’s standards.

Williams has earned several honors during her time at TCU, including 2017 1st Team All-Big 12, 1st Team All-Region, and 1st Team All-Tournament. She also earned 1st Team Academic All-Big 12 Honors all 4 years of her college career.

This past January, Williams was the first TCU Soccer player to be drafted. She was drafted by the North Carolina Courage in the 4th round (40th pick). She earned a shoutout from her youth club team back in Colorado, as one of 3 draft picks to formerly play for the club.

Williams’ career totals at TCU include:

-80 games played

-79 games started

-65 games played in full

-1 goal

-15 assists

-30 shutout games

All of this makes her a fantastic candidate for the Frogs O’ War 2018 Female Athlete of the Year. Stay tuned for additional nominee profiles throughout the next couple of weeks.