Men's Soccer
Dan Williams - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 1


  • height 6-2
  • Weight 200
  • class Senior
  • High school Lake Braddock
  • 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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