Lynn Raenie Williams is a professional American women’s football player. She plays for North Carolina Courage of the NSWL, National Women’s Soccer League, as a forward player, and she is also a member of the United States national team. Lynn Williams played soccer from an early age and has achieved many honors during her football career. She is also known for her assisting ability and goal-scoring ability.
|Full name||Lynn Raenie Williams|
|Nick name||Lynn Williams|
|Date of birth||21 May, 1993|
|Place of birth||Fresno, California, United States|
|Current age||27 years old|
|Height||5 feet 7 inch (1.70 m)|
|Weight||around 55 kg|
|Children||Two (one son and one daughter)|
|Profession||Association football player|
|Past teams||Western New York Flash, Western Sydney Wanders|
|Current team||North Carolina Courage|
|Salary||$16.5 k to $46.2 k (approximately)|
|Net worth||$1 million to $5 million|
|Official Facebook page||@LynnRaenieWilliams|
Lynn Williams stands 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and weighs around 55 kg. She has box braids black hair with black eyes. Williams has an athletic build body type, and she is of American descent belonging to the white ethnic group. Moreover, Lynn appears to be tall and has a stunning body figure.
The famous soccer player, Lynn Williams, was born on 21 May 1993 in Fresno, California, United States. She was born to father David Williams and mother, Christine Williams.
Lynn Williams has been playing football since her young age. She has received a lot of honors and has achieved her goals in her junior and senior years. Williams started playing football at her young age. Lynn Williams studied at Bullard High school, and later she attended Pepperdine University from 2011 to 2014.
Pepperdine University, 2011 – 2014
Lynn Williams attended Pepperdine University from 2011 to 2014, where she played for the Pepperdine Waves. During her freshman year, Williams appeared in 20 games and scored six goals with eight assists. She was named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Freshman of the Year. Along with this, Williams earned many honors, including NSCAA All-West Region second team, the WCC All-Freshman team, Soccer America Freshman All-American first team, and All-WCC second team.
As a sophomore in 2012, Lynn Williams led the Pepperdine Waves ranked third on the team. she scored her first hat trick on 23 October 2012. In season 2013, Williams started the first 15 matches of the season with 11 goals and 3assists. But due to injury, she missed the last few matches. Lynn Williams led the Pepperdine Waves in the 22 games during her senior year with 14 goals and ten assists. She was named Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week, WCC Player of the Week, and was the Hermann Trophy’s finalist.
Lynn Williams started her club career in the year 2011. She has played for Western New York Flash and in a loan for Western Sydney Wanderers. She is currently playing for the club North Carolina Courage as a forward player.
Western New York Flash, 2015 – 2016
In the 2015 NWSL College Draft, Lynn Williams was selected by the Western New York Flash. She made her first debut for the team in the match against Seattle Reign on 12 April 2015. Williams scored furs goals in the 17 appearances during the season. She was one of the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season breakout stars and was also awarded Golden Boot and named as the NWSL Best XI and NWSL Most Valuable Player in the season 2016.
North Carolina Courage, 2017 – present
On 9 January, it was announced that Western New York Flash was officially sold and moved to North Carolina and was rebranded as the North Carolina Courage. Lynn Williams scored nine goals for the season 2017 and also won the Shield in 2017. Also, she had a successful season in 2018, as she was twice named Player of the Week and NWSL Second XI.
Senior career statistics
|2015-2016||Western New York Flash||36||15|
|2017-||North Carolina Courage||49||25|
|2019-2020||Western Sydney Wanderers (loan)||5||4|
Lynn Williams has not only been active in the national game, but she has also been playing international matches in the football industry. She has played matches against many countries all over the world.
In the season 2016, Lynn Williams was called to the US women’s national team for the friendly match against Switzerland. Lynn was named for the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, where she scored a winning goal over Germany. She was called up for the 2017 Tournament of Nations.
In 2018, Lynn Williams was named for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, where the women’s national team won the tournament for the second time. She played in the first four games of the year, but she fell off the national team radar. Williams was called up for the friendly match against Mexico, but she didn’t play. In the season 2019, Williams played in the friendly matches against Costa Rica and Sweden.
International score details
|1||2016-10-19[m 1]||Sandy||Switzerland||on 46′ (off Horan)||1||46′||unassisted||1–0||4–0||Friendly matchg|
|2||2017-3-1[m 2]||Chester||Germany||off 79′ (on Morgan)||5||56′||unassisted||1–0||1–0||2017 SheBelieves Cup|
|3||2017-9-19[m 3]||Cincinnati||New Zealand||on 46′ (off Press)||11||55′||Kelley O’Hara||4–0||5–0||Friendly match|
|4||2017-10-22[m 4]||Cary||South Korea||Start||13||61′||Megan Rapinoe||5–0||6–0||Friendly match|
|5||2019-11-10[m 5]||Jacksonville||Costa Rica||on 46′ (off Lloyd)||21||50′||Tobin Heath||3–0||6–0||Friendly match|
|6||2019-11-10[m 5]||Jacksonville||Costa Rica||on 46′ (off Lloyd)||21||68′||Jessica McDonald||5–0||6–0||Friendly match|
|7||2020-01-28[m 6]||Houston||Haiti||Start||22||67′||Megan Rapinoe||2–0||4–0||Olympic qualifier: Group A|
|8||2020-01-31[m 7]||Houston||Panama||off 71′ (on Heath)||23||15′||Lindsey Horan||2–0||8–0||Olympic qualifier: Group A|
|9||2020-02-09[m 8]||Carson||Canada||Start||25||71′||unassisted||1–0||3–0||Olympic qualifier: Final|
Achievements and Honors
Lynn Williams is a professional football player. In her soccer career, she has received many honors starting from her college life to international games.
Some of her achievements are listed below:
- NWSL Golden Boot: 2016
- Hermann Trophy finalist: 2014
- NWSL Most Valuable Player: 2016
- The NWSL Best XI: 2016
- NWSL Second XI: 2018
During her college days, Lynn Williams was named for many honors. Some of her college awards are listed below:
- Offensive MVP
- Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year: 2014, 2015
- Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2015 High School Female Athlete of the Year
Lynn Williams was named for few honors. Some of her club achievements are listed below:
Western New York Flash
- NWSL Champions: 2016
North Carolina Courage
- NWSL Champions: 2018, 2019
- NWSL Shield: 2017, 2018, 2019
Some of her international achievements are listed below:
- SheBelieves Cup: 2018, 2020
- CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament: 2020
Lynn Williams is actively involved in social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and she regularly updates her profile. On exploring her social face, she is an adventurous person. She has an enormous number of fans and admirers over the social media landscape. Her Instagram username is @lynnwilliams9, having a total of 46.8k followers. She has made over 430 posts. You can also tweet her. She has around 21.3k followers with over 1k tweets, and her Twitter handler is @lynnraenie. The official Facebook page of Lynn Williams is @LynnRaenieWilliams, with about 24k followers and 2.1k Facebook likes.
The famous soccer player Lynn Williams is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend Marley Biyendolo, a professional basketball player. They firstly met at Pepperdine during her study at Pepperdine University in the early 2010s. Although Lynn Williams is regularly spotted with her partner, there is no report about their wedding. They might be in a live-in relationship and share two children, a son, and a daughter.
Net Worth and Salary
Lynn Williams is paid a healthy amount of salary. Most of her income comes from being a football player and signing endorsement deals, and her association with different brands. Further, she has done endorsement works for brands like Nike. Her decent salary is expected to be between $16.5k to $46.2k. As of the year 2020, her net worth is roughly $1 million to $5 million.
Some Interesting Facts About Lynn Williams
- As a senior in high school, she was named to the ESPN RISE All-American third team and was named “Player of the Year” by the Fresno Bee.
- Williams is a Pepperdine University alum, and she has set a lot of records as a college student.
- She was also named the Player of the Year by the daily newspaper Fresno Bee.
- Lynn was heartbroken because of her absence from USWNT, United States Women’s National Team.
- She has won many awards, including the NWSL Champions 2016, NWSL Golden Boot 2016, 2016 NWSL Most Valuable Player, 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, SheBelieves Cup: 2018, and 2020, and many more.
- Besides her football career, dogs are her favorite, and she loves playing soccer, listening to music, and traveling.