Columbia Men's Soccer BIO
18 Rhys Williams

2014: Earned All-Ivy League second team honors for the first time in his career ... Tied for the team high with three goals, while adding one assist for seven points ... One of two players to be featured in all 16 games, while starting 11 of those contests ... Earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors after scoring two goals in the season opener against Michigan (9/6), helping the Lions to a 3-0 victory ... Scored his third goal of the season against Penn (10/11) when teammate Francisco Agrest sent a cross that he headed into the net ... Added his first career assist on a Nicholas Pappacena goal in a win over Fordham (9/24).

2013: Finished second on the team with 1,344 minutes played, making 16 starts in 17 games … Key defensive contributor to Columbia’s five shutouts … Scored his first collegiate goal in a 3-0 shutout of Manhattan (9/18) … Tallied 15 shots, five on goal, in the final four contests of the year.

Cypress Bay: Williams competed for Cypress Bay for three years, capturing All-Broward County honors as a right back his junior season.

Weston FC: Williams was a key component in back-to-back state titles (2011-12), as well as helping the squad win the ESPN National Championship in 2012 with nine goals over the course of the season.

Personal: Plans to major in economics ... Son of David and Paula Williams ... Born in White Plains, N.Y.

Year GP GS G A Pts.
 2013 17 16 1 0 2
 2014 16 11 3 1 7
 Total 33 27 4 1 9
Position: Defender
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 150
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Weston, Fla.
High School: Cypress Bay
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