U.S. Soccer
Lynn Williams
Women's National Team

Lynn Williams

Forward Caps/Goals - 10/2
  • Date of Birth

  • Height


  • Hometown

    Fresno, Calif.

  • Club

    North Carolina Courage

Lynn Williams is a remarkably athletic and powerful striker that got her first call-up to the National Team during a two-week stretch in October of 2016 when she won the NWSL scoring title, the NWSL MVP, an NWSL championship. She went on to become the 20th player in U.S. WNT history to score her first goal in her debut on Oct. 19, 2016 against Switzerland in Sandy, Utah.

WNT - Lynn Williams

Williams Facts

  • Name is Lynn Raenie Williams.
  • Majored in psychology and minored in sports medicine at Pepperdine.
  • Competed in track in high school and her 4x100 relay team took fifth place at the state meet and won a Valley championship.
  • Earned four academic-athlete awards.
  • Both parents, David and Christine, ran track at Fresno State and her father also played football. Has one sister, Jessica, who has run track at Cal Poly.
  • Her 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.
  • Lists her sports hero as Wilma Rudolph.
  • Has two nephews that she adores.
  • Is an animal lover, especially dogs, giraffes and horses.
  • Grew up on a farm and would love to one day have a farm of her own.
  • Is an admitted chocoholic.
  • 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. 
U.S. Women's National Team

First Appearance
: Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Switzerland
First Goal: Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Switzerland

  • Has played in four games this year, starting two.
  • Scored her first goal of the year - the game-winner and her second career goal - against Germany in the opening game of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup. 
  • Traveled with the WNT to Europe for its friendlies against Sweden and Norway but injured her right ankle during the team's first training session and did not dress for either game. 


  • Earned her first call-up to the WNT in October of 2016 after a stellar NWSL season and made her debut on Oct. 19, against Switzerland, coming into the game at halftime and setting a team record by scoring just 49 seconds into her debut (a record that was broken four days later by Kealia Ohai).
  • Played in the final four games of the year, starting one, against Switzerland on Oct. 23.
U.S. Youth National Teams
  • Played with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team in 2015, traveling to Spain to play in the La Manga tournament and scored against the Japan and England U-23 sides.
  • Also attended camps in 2014.
  • Ended her U-23 career with two caps and two goals.


  • Has started nine games for the North Carolina Courage, playing all 810 minutes.
  • Has scored three goals and recorded two assists so far.
  • Currently sidelines as she recovers from an ankle injury.
  • Had a breakout season for the Western New York Flash, winning the Golden Boot as the top scorer with 11 goals and five assists.
  • Was also named the NWSL MVP and to the NWSL Best XI.
  • Played 1,670 minutes over her 19 matches, all starts.
  • Was selected sixth in the 2015 NWSL Draft by the Western New York Flash.
  • Played 1,176 minutes in 17 games, starting 13.
  • Scored four goals with four assists.
  • Missed a few games at the end the season due to a knee injury and had surgery.