Williams Dubbed Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
IRVING, Texas – For the second-straight week, the Kansas soccer team saw one of its members touted as the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Week after junior Ashley Williams was recognized by the league office Tuesday morning. The honor marked the fourth time in Williams’ career that she was given a weekly award and also saw a Jayhawk claim a conference weekly honor for the fourth time this season.
Williams was a key instrument in helping the Kansas Jayhawks pick up wins No. 12 and 13 over the weekend, netting game winners in KU’s defeats of Oklahoma State and Missouri State. On Friday night, Williams blasted home her fifth of the year from 10 yards out in the 18th minute, tallying the Jayhawks’ second goal against the Cowgirls which eventually earned her team its third Big 12 victory. Two days later Williams flicked in her sixth of the year, a corner kick set piece in the 66th minute against Missouri State, which eventually counted as her third game-winner of the season. Williams has now posted a goal or an assist in six of her last eight outings and has brought her career goal total to 16, which ranks ninth in school history.
Williams and the rest of the Jayhawks will journey to Austin, Texas on Friday, Oct. 10 to take on the Texas Longhorns at 7 p.m., inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. The match will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network as well as the Jayhawk Radio Network at KUAthletics.com/Radio.
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