Fresno native Lynn Williams will represent the United States in women’s soccer’s highest stage.
Williams was named to the U.S. Women’s National Team for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Driving the news: National Team Coach Vlatko Andonovski selected Williams as one of 23 players to represent the U.S. in the World Cup.
- Williams, a forward, plays professionally for New Jersey/New York Gotham FC and is currently tied for third in the NWSL with six goals.
The backstory: Williams, 30, was born and raised in Fresno and graduated from Bullard High School in 2011.
- She attended Pepperdine from 2011-2014, where she finished her career in Malibu as one of the most decorated players in program history and was Pepperdine’s first player named as a first-team All-American in 2014.
- Williams has made 52 appearances for the national team, scoring 15 goals and 11 assists.
What we’re watching: The Women’s World Cup will take place from July 20 to Aug. 20 in Australia and New Zealand.
- The U.S. National Team, which is trying to win its third championship in a row, will play its first game on July 22 against Vietnam.