Men's Soccer

1  Dan Williams
Dan Williams


Fairfax Station, Va.

High School:
Lake Braddock

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200


  • 2006 Third-team All-Conference USA
  • 2006 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
  • 2006 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week (10/2/06)
  • 2006 Soccer America National Team of the Week (11/6/07)
  • 2008 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week (9/29/08;10/13/08)
  • 2008 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
  • 2008 third-team All-Conference USA
  • 2008 NSCAA All-Region

Talented keeper has etched his name throughout the UK record book ... A dynamic talent, Williams has been a three-year starter in goal and was named team captain in 2008 ... Finished with 21 starts and 1995 minutes, allowing 18 goals and a 0.81 goals-against average ... Saved 59 shots and tallied seven shutouts, while facing 223 shots ... Has the fifth-most saves (167), the fourth-best goals-against average (1.16) and the fourth-most shutouts (14) in UK career history ... 0.81 goals-against average in 2008 ranks fourth-best in UK single-season history ... Was subbed out of the game only once, a 6-0 win over Central Arkansas in the season opener, playing every second of the next 20 matches ... Made a season-high seven saves at Tulsa and Indiana ... Posted clean sheets over Detroit, Alabama A&M, UNC Asheville, Marshall, South Carolina, Memphis and UCF ... Had a streak of 394 consecutive scoreless minutes in goal.

Had a solid season despite tending goal in front of an injury depleted UK defense ... Started all 19 games and saw all but 13 minutes in goal ... Allowed 35 goals for a 1.78 goals against average, tallying 71 saves in 216 total shots faced ... Totaled two shutouts ... Game of the year came in UK's upset of No. 1 SMU, when Williams made several diving saves to keep UK in position to win ... Saved five shots vs. SMU, facing a total of 17 ... Saved a season-high 10 vs. Michigan ... Total five or more saves in six games ... Earned National Team of the Week honors by Soccer America after SMU game.

Garnered third-team All-Conference USA and C-USA All-Freshman team honors ... Started 14 games for Kentucky and posted a 0.86 goals-against average, good enough for third in the conference and 40th in the nation ... Goals-against mark ranks fifth best in school single-season history ... Was the last line of defense for squad that ranked second in league and 23rd nationally in goals against ... Pitched five shutouts, including a 1-0 double-overtime upset of sixth-ranked South Carolina ... Earned Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week honors for clean sheet versus Gamecocks ... Registered back-to-back clean sheets against Mount St. Mary's and Alabama A&M ... Shutout mark is tied for ninth best in school history ... Made 10 saves in tie at rival Louisville, the eighth-most saves in school history ... Was not carded.

Played four years for coach Joe Soos ... Helped team to state runner-up finish as a freshman and back-to-back Patriot District championships as a sophomore and junior ... Named first-team All-Met by the Washington Post as both a junior and senior ... Earned first-team All-Patriot, first-team All-Northern Region as a junior ... Played club ball for Todd Hitt at Reston FC 87 ... From 1999-2005, led Reston to five state championships, one runner-up finish and one semifinal finish ... Served as captain of club team for four straight years from 2003-06.

Full name is Daniel Joseph Williams ... Parents are Dan and Vicki Williams ... Has one brother, Bret (17), and one sister, Laura Jane (21) ... Laura Jane plays soccer for George Mason ... Born on Dec. 17, 1987 in Fairfax, Va.

Williams in the Record Books
Saves (game): t8th - 10 at Louisville (8/30/06) - 10 at Michigan (9/14/07)
Saves (season): 5th - 71 (2007) and 10th - 59 (2008)
Saves (career): 5th - 167
Goals Against (season): 4th - 0.81 (2008) and 6th - 0.86 (2006)
Goals Against (career): 4th - 1.16
Shutouts (season): 5th - 7 (2008) and t10th - 5 (2006)

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