Men's Soccer
JJ Williams - Men's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 7


  • height 6-4
  • Weight 200
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Montgomery, Ala.
  • High school Alabama Christian Academy
MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist – 2018
First-Team All-America – 2018
C-USA Player of the Year – 2018
C-USA Offensive MVP – 2018
C-USA Tournament MVP – 2018
UK Single-Season Goals Record (18 – 2018)
UK Single-Season Points Record (44 – 2018(
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight – 2018
C-USA Regular Season Champion – 2018
C-USA Tournament Champion – 2018

2018 (Junior)
First-Team All-American, Conference USA Player of the Year and MAC Hermann Award Finalist … established himself as perhaps the nation’s top attacking threat … scored 18 goals – third most in the nation – nine game winners – second most in DI – and ranked third nationally in total points (44) … Scored huge goals on some of his biggest stages, scoring twice in 3-0 regular-season wins against NCAA Tournament No. 4-seed Louisville, No. 2 Indiana – a game in which he assisted the third goal … Also scored a brilliant 1-0 game winner in the C-USA Tournament final against USC No. 14 Charlotte just after halftime to go along with an NCAA Tournament second-round brace against USC No. 21 Portland … C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3, 10 and Oct. 29 … USC National Player of the Week Sept. 11

2017 (Sophomore)
SEC Academic Honor Roll … Played in 15 games … Got his first start of the season vs. Xavier and scored on a penalty kick … Had one goal and two assists vs. FAU … Assisted the game-winning goal vs. UAB … Tied for most goals on team.

2016 (Freshman)
Started in seven of the 18 games played in … Scored three goals including one in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament … Tallied a goal and assist in the victory at Evansville … Also had an assist v Old Dominion and East Tennessee State …. Played 767 minutes.

Prior to UK and outlook
An athletic specimen standing 6’3” 190 pounds … He is also quick and agile …  He has played for the Region Three ODP team, making several overseas trips with them …  Alabama HS Player of the Year in 2016 … Scored an Alabama state record 65 goals and tallied 20 assists in 2016 .. Led his HS team to a 21-0 record as a senior … Has played in the US Youth Olympic Development Program in Costa Rica and Italy … His Vestavia Hills team has won the Alabama State Cup three times

Cedergren on Williams
“JJ is a big, strong and athletic target forward who can also play on the wings.  He comes to us after playing with Vestavia Hills Soccer Club in Alabama.  JJ possesses the physical tools to compete right away.  He has good feet for a player his size. He will come in and compete for time playing at target or on the wing.”
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