UCLA Women's Water Polo BIO
Alys Williams
Player Profile:
Alys Williams 1264041
Position: Defender
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Edison

Taking an Olympic Redshirt year to train with the U.S. National Team for the 2016 Olympics.

USA Water Polo, Summer 2015
Helped the USA Women's Senior National Team to win the Kunshan Cup ... Scored four goals throughout the tournament, including one in the championship game against the Netherlands.

Earned third-team ACWPC All-America honors for the first time in her career ... Selected to the All-MPSF honorable mention team ... Scored 38 goals, tied for second-most on the squad with Emily Donohoe ... Played 28 games games (26 starts), scoring 15 goals ... Scored a season-high four goals vs. Cal (1/31) ... Scored two goals vs. Cal (5/9) in the NCAA semifinal... Added 23 assists and 10 earned exclusions ... On defense, she recorded 39 steals and 10 field blocks ... Named to the MPSF All-Academic team.

USA Water Polo, Summer 2014
Helped the USA to championships in three international events: the FINA World League Super Final, the Kinishi Cup and that FINA World Cup ... Scored eight total goals in three events ... At the World League Super Final, she scored four goals in a game against Canada.

Earned Honorable Mention ACWPC All-America and All-MPSF honors ... Started all 32 games, scoring 35 goals ... Scored a career-high of five goals vs. CS Monterey Bay ... Scored three goals vs. UCSD (5/9) in the NCAA quarterfinal ... Also recorded five other multiple-goal games ... Added 26 assists and 11 earned exclusions ... On defense, she recorded 40 steals and five field blocks ... Named to the MPSF All-Academic team.

USA Water Polo 2013
Played on the USA Junior National Team that won the gold medal at the Junior World Championships in Greece ... Scored three goals, one each vs. Italy, New Zealand and Greece.

Earned ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention honors after placing fifth in team scoring with 27 goals ... Eight of her goals came on 6x5 opportunities and 10 came on counterattacks ... Also recorded 15 assists and 17 earned ejections ... On defense, she recorded eight field blocks and 29 steals, second most on the team ... Scored a season-high of four goals vs. Cal Lutheran (2/9) ... Netted three goals vs Hawaii (2/2) ... Recorded four other multiple-goal games ... Played in 35 games, starting 14 ... Recorded a shooting percentage of .370 ...Fall and Winter member of the Director’s Honor Roll.

High School
Four-year varsity water polo letterwinner at Edison High School under head coach Diggy Riley ... Also was a four-year varsity swimming letterwinner ... Was the 2012 Edison High School Athlete of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee ... Selected first-team All-CIF Division I in 2011 and 2012 ... Earned first-team all-league honors in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Chosen all-county in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Was an Academic All-American in 2012 ... In 2012, set Edison school record for goals (113) and assists (64) ... Holds all-time career record for total goals (353) and assists (214) at Edison.

Competed for Huntington Beach Club...was a first-team All-American for USA Water Polo at the Junior Olympics in 2009, 2010 and 2012 ... Finished first in 2011 and second in 2012 with Huntington Beach Club at Junior Olympics ... Was a member of the U.S. Youth National Team and competed at the Youth Worlds in 2012.

Born in Fountain Valley ... Alys is the daughter of Robert and Constance Williams ... Has two sisters, Chelsea and Lyndsie ... First name is pronounced: a-LEASE ... Lists her greatest athletic achievement to date as winning the Junior Olympics in 2011... Psychology major.


Alys Williams' Career Statistics
2013 35/14 27 73 .370 15 29 8 17
2014 32/32 35 69 .507 26 40 5 11
2015 28/26 38 97 .392 23 39 10 10
Totals 95/72 100 241 .423 64 108 23 38



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