5 - Francesca Williams
Francesca Williams
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Formby, England
High School: Range HS
Position: D
Major: History

AS A SENIOR (2011)
Competed in 19 games…Made 18 starts…Scored one goals…Tied career-high in assists with four…Registered six points…Assisted defense which conceded just 18 goals, 201 shots, seven shutouts, and a 0.95 goals-against-average.

AS A JUNIOR (2010)
Selected NSCAA All-South Region Honorable Mention…Competed in 16 games…Made 14 starts…Tallied 1,293 minutes of action…Registered one goal and one assist... Part of a defense that posted seven shutouts and allowed 1.27 points-per-game.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)
Williams was selected to the All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team…NSCAA All-South Region Third team…She concluded the year the as one of the top defenders in the Sunshine State Conference…She played and started in each of the Lions' 16 games…She secured her first four-point game (1G,2A) of her career against Clearwater Christian (9/25/2009) as she concluded the year with six points…Her four assists markerd a career-high… She even spent time in goal this season, playing 29:41 minutes in one contests...Defensively, she accumulated 1394 minutes of action while helping lead a defense that surrendered just 1.58 points per game and assisted on four shutouts.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
Williams made an immediate impact for the Lions, especially on the defensive side of the ball…She competed in 21 of the 22 games and made 20 starts while totaling the third most minutes on the team (1,765)…The defender totaled five goals and one assist to give her 11 points on the season…She scored her first career goal against Clearwater Christian (8/28/08) in the opening game of the year and delivered a game-winning goal against SSC foe Eckerd (10/02/08)…The freshman also had a career-high three point effort against Webber (09/10/08), tallying a goal and a assist…She posted 15 shots for the season, 10 of which were on goal…On the defensive side of the ball, Williams helped lead a defense that allowed only 18 goals, 208 shots and held opponents to a 0.87 shooting percentage..Her efforts on the field earned her NSCAA/adidas All-South Region Third Team.

CAREER
Managers Player and Players' Player during the 2006-2007 season at Everton

PERSONAL
Born December 16 in Liverpool, England…History major…Hobbies include soccer, socializing, reading and watching movies…Her career goals are to become a professional soccer player…Lists her tactical awareness as the best asset to the team…Names Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres as her favorite athletes and Liverpool Football Club as her favorite team…She chose Saint Leo because she felt she could better her soccer skills and receive a good education…Daughter of Mark and Jillian Williams…Has two brothers, Mackenzie and Bailey.