Leigh Williams Photo Gallery
Honors and Awards
2011: Academic All-Big Ten
2010: Academic All-Big Ten
2009: Academic All-Big Ten
2011: Has played in all twenty games and started ten games ... attempted a shot against Minnesota (11/2) ... attempted a shot against Indiana (10/23) ... recorded a shot and an assist against Purdue (10/21) ... recorded on shot and one shot on goal against Northwestern (10/14) ... attempted a shot against Nebraska (10/7) ... recorded one shot against Michigan (9/25) ... attempted one shot on goal against Penn State (9/17) ... recorded one shot on goal against Central Michigan (9/14) ... scored game-winning goal in win over No. 23 Washington (8/26) ... recorded two shots at Notre Dame (8/19)
2010: Played in 18 games this season, starting 15 ... recorded five shots ... tallied assist against Northwestern (11/1)
2009: Saw action in all 22 games, starting 18 of them ... had an assist on the game-winning goal against Iowa in OT to start a seven-game unbeaten streak... has 27 shots this season, six on goal... made her first goal of the season during the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Arizona State (11/13) when the Badgers tied 1-1 after 2OT but advanced on a pk shootout
2008: Started in all 19 games ... second on team with four assists ... fourth on team with eight points, two goals, 24 shots and 12 shots on goal ... recorded her first goal as a Badger against Cal Poly (9/5) ... also scored against No. 25 Minnesota ... put up assists in the Michigan State game (10/19), the Michigan game (10/17) and two assists vs. Vermont (10/7) ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the Hoosier Classic
Prep: Club team, TSC Challenge, won seven consecutive S. Texas State Championships ... Region 3 ODP Pool 2006 ... state ODP team 2004-06 ... three-time all-district first-team selection (2004-06) ... senior captain ... National Honor Society member ... Spanish National Honor Society Member
Personal: Parents are Jean and Charles ... has one sister, Laura, and one brother, Chad ... mother, Jean, played volleyball at the University of Texas ... involved with NSSHLA on campus ... majoring in communicative disorders
Williams' Career Statistics
Off the Field with Leigh Williams
Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin?: I loved the school as a whole - great people, great campus, great athletics and great academics
What does it mean to be a Badger?: Being a tenacious go-getter until the very end
Spot on campus: Docks by the boat house
Cartoon Character: Sid the Sloth (from Ice Age)
Movie: Patch Adams
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Book: Anything by Jodi Picoult
Car: Range Rover
Soccer Player: Rapinoe
Sports team: I like college sports so any Wisconsin team
First started soccer (age and/or grade): Age 10 I think
Most memorable soccer game: Wisconsin vs. Penn State last year!
My favorite thing about Wisconsin soccer is: My team... they're like my family
Before each match, I: have to take off all my jewelry, grrr!
Best UW road trip: the Boston trip
Best memory of the coaches: Tim missing the chair in practice spring season
One word that describes the team: Cohesive
One word that describes me: Hardworking
My teammates say I am: Active
Favorite thing to do off the field with my teammates is: play board games ... you get to see everyone's goofy side
Most memorable soccer achievement: Our win against Penn State
This summer, I: went home for a few weeks to see my family and get a little Texas sun
The best thing about Madison is: the crazy people! Nothing is abnormal here, it's awesome
Dream as a collegiate player: I want to beat every team in the Big Ten at least once
Fantasy job/career: Speech-pathologist in elementary schools and work as a deaf/sign specialist
Person(s) most admired/role models: My grandmother and my mom
My most prized possession is/are: My puffy (Pufalumpous), my stuffed animal
I can't live without: Sweets, especially candy! I have a wicked sweet tooth
My secret addiction is: Watches and David Yurman jewelry right now but it's always changing
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I have a sleep sac I carry with me to any hotels I stay in so I don't have to touch the germy sheets.
The community service activity or group I most like: ASPCA or any animal shelter work
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be: Dancing With the Stars
If you could be on the cover of a magazine it would be: Sports Illustrated
The best sporting event you ever attended was: Texas baseball game ... I love any baseball game!
You won't catch me eating: Seafood, it smells
Nobody knows how much I love to: Hang with my grandparents, they are the most wonderful people to walk the earth
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Badger Blast Babcock Ice Cream ... unreal good!
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Norway for awhile to soak up the language and culture
If I could live in any time period, it would be: The Wild West
A non-athletic talent I have is: I'm a creative crafter
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Be a great chef
If I had a million dollars: I would buy a puppy and new jewelry
If you could have any talent: Dancing!
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Have children
Post-college plans: After I get my master's, I intend to start a family
Career goal: Do something I love everyday and find true happiness
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Flying so I wouldn't have to worry about airlines
My dream date would be: With a well-mannered man to the zoo and then a dress up dinner at a nice restaurant
I am most thankful for: My family. They support me every day thousands of miles away.
I am most passionate about: The people I love
If I could change one soccer rule, it would be: "No wearing jewelry"
My favorite quote or motto is: "Peace. Love. And Harmony."