25 - Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Born: 10/17/1985
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
High School: San Luis Obispo HS
Position: Defender
UC Santa Barbara
2004:
His personal goal for the season is to earn the respect of his teammates.
Club
Spent time with four of the top clubs in California, most recently with FCSB where he helped Santa Barbara to a CSL Premier League Championship...Helped FCSB to a victory in the Cal North vs. Cal South Tournament...Also played for SoCal United, the San Diego Nomads, and the Irvine Strikers...Regards scoring the game-winning goal during a National Cup match as his most memorable sporting moment.
High School
Prepped at San Luis Obispo High School...Williams was a three-time All-County selection for the Tigers...Named All-Pac 5 as a junior and senior...Earned All-Far West honors as a junior...Lists losing in the CIF Playoffs as his most disappointing moment in sports.
Personal
Matthew Williams was born October 17, 1985 in Evanston, Illinois...Enters UCSB as an art studio major...Hopes to become a professional soccer player...When he is not playing soccer he can be found training...Would love to play on his favorite club, Manchester United...Is a fan of Saha...Enjoys reading the magazine "Fader"...Lists "Fight Club" as his favorite movie...He cannot do without his music...Before every game he spends time juggling the ball...Nicknamed "Matty"...Has a younger sister, Natalie...Son of Jeff and Heidi Williams.
What has been, or is, the most rewarding aspect of playing soccer for UCSB?
"The most rewarding aspect is the be able to represent [an area] I come from and play in front of my family and friends every game."

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