|15 Hayley Williams
Selected as a team captain for 2013... Outstanding in a leadership role on the field and will definitely be looked upon by her teammates... Starter on the backline for all 62 of the team's games since her freshman season in 2010, the start of a streak where she was named the Owl Rookie of the Year... Fast-approaching the program's all-time top ten lists for career starts and games played... Uses height and athleticism to advantage... Very good ball control.
2012: Rice Soccer Defensive MVP and winner of the Warrior Award as the team's hardest worker in practices and games; Presented with the Iron Owl Award by the Rice Strength & Conditioning staff to the soccer team's top performer in the weight room; Conference USA Defender of the Week (Sept. 17); C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Starter who rarely comes off the field... Led the team with 1,937 minutes and played 90 or more minutes in 20 of 21 matches... Helped the C-USA regular season co-champions log eight shutouts and hold opponents to just 11.7 shots per game... Assisted on Holly Hargreaves' goal in the win over C-USA foe Marshall... Finished with 20 shots, including 11 attempts over the team's last five games.
2011: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Completed sophomore season starting every game on defense... Finished second on the team in minutes played (1,965), a solid 97.8 percent of the Owls' total time... Played 90 or more minutes in a game 16 times, including 110 minutes four times... Steady, hustling style helped the Owls' backline hold opponents to just 11.4 shots per game, the lowest total by the program in four years... Scored the first goal of the game, and then had the assist on Lauren LaGro's goal, in the home victory over Sam Houston State... Headed-in the game-tying goal off a corner kick in the C-USA Tournament against longtime rival SMU (a match the Owls went on to win in overtime)... Improved on her shot total (19) and shots-on-goal percentage (.579) from her freshman season... Took a career-high four shots, all on-goal, against Sam Houston.
2010: Conference USA All-Freshman Team; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice soccer Rookie of the Year; Recorded a dynamic debut season at the Division I level... One of five Owls, and the only freshman, to start all 20 games... Finished second on the team in minutes played (1,870), a full 99.1 percent of the team's total time... Recorded 90 or more minutes 17 times... Helped the backline hold opposing teams to 12.6 shots per game... Became only the 13th player in Rice soccer history to score the game-winning goal with her first career goal (at home vs. C-USA opponent UTEP)... Posted a season-high three shots in the win over the Miners... Tallied her first career assist two days later on Hope Ward's game-winning goal at home against Colorado College... Finished with 15 shots and maintained a .333 shots-on-goal percentage.
Played for Dallas Sting `93, the same squad as fellow Owl standout Jessica Howard... Coached by Kenny Medina and Brad Flanagan... Won the 2007 U-14 USYS National Championship... Helped lead the team to the USYS Region III Regional Semifinals in 2008 and 2009... 2009-10 ECNL participants... Served as a team captain in 2009-10.
A 2010 graduate of the Hockaday School in Dallas... Three-year varsity letterwinner under head coach Rod Skaife... Helped Hockaday earn a Top 30 national ranking in 2008-09... Also earned a varsity letter in softball for the Killer Daisies... Outstanding student... Founders Day Award recipient... Member of the academic honor roll.
Full Name: Hayley Elizabeth Williams. Born: August 3, 1992, in Dallas. Parents: Ches and Donna Williams of Dallas (two brothers and two sisters). College: Martel