Goalkeeper Lydia Williams
- Height 175cm
- Weight 63kg
- D.O.B. 13/5/88
Debut: Friendly v Korea Republic on 28 July 2005 in Jeonju
Clubs played for: AIS, Canberra United, Chicago Red Stars, Pitea IF, Western New York Flash, Washington Spirit, Houston Dash, Melbourne City, Seattle Reign
Her 2018 so far:
Williams will head to the Tournament of Nations with plenty of confidence after an exceptional year to date for club and country.
She played a key role in Melbourne City’s surge to the Westfield W-League title – winning her second Grand Final in a row in the Australian domestic league.
The 30-year-old has continued that form into the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) with Seattle Reign, where she's featured nine times between the sticks this season.
During the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, Williams played three matches as the Westfield Matildas were beaten in the final by Japan.
She kept one clean sheet in the tournament, with a successful save rate of 60%, while her 82.6% accuracy with her passing shows how important her distribution is from the back.
Tournament of Nations 2018
Westfield Matildas at Melbourne City in 2018/19
Melbourne City represent something of a mini Westfield Matildas camp in between international breaks. Champions in each of the last three seasons, the glamour side has strengthened further with the recruitment of midfielder Tameka Butt and her former Brisbane Roar team-mate El
Westfield Matildas star re-signs with Melbourne City
Westfield Matildas stalwart Lydia Williams and four international stars have been unveiled by Melbourne City, as the three-time champions signalled their intent for the Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season. Williams is back in City colours for another season, joined by American d
Westfield Matildas striker announced in NWSL Best XI again
Westfield Matildas striker Sam Kerr has been announced in the National Women’s Soccer League Best XI for 2018. It’s the second year running the Australian has been recognised for her sensational goal scoring exploits in the top flight of American football. NWSL WRAP: Kerr w
Vote now for Kerr and Williams to win major NWSL awards
Westfield Matildas stars Sam Kerr and Lydia Williams are in contention to claim prestigious individual honours after standout seasons in the National Women's Soccer League. Superstar striker Kerr is one of five finalists for the Most Valuable Player title after again setting a
Westfield Matildas duo nominated for NWSL awards
A pair of Westfield Matildas are in line for awards after starring in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) over the weekend. Chicago Red Stars striker Sam Kerr has been nominated for the Goal of the Week, while in-form Seattle Reign keeper Lydia Williams is one of four ca
NWSL midweek wrap: Playoffs beckon for Westfield Matildas
The final round of the National Women's Soccer League regular season is fast approaching and three of the four playoff spots have now been locked away. Thankfully, the Westfield Matildas will have representatives in post-season action after several stars were on the right side
Westfield Matildas Abroad: Williams shines against Kerr's Chicago
Goalkeeper Lydia Williams has come out on top in the battle of the Westfield Matildas in their National Women’s Soccer League clash on Thursday afternoon (AEST). Williams’ Seattle Reign hosted Sam Kerr’s Chicago Red Stars is a match with big finals ramifications, with neither
NWSL Preview: Crucial weekend for top four hopefuls
Fresh from the Tournament of Nations, it’s straight back into the swing of things for the Westfield Matildas in the NWSL. For some of our Westfield Matildas, there’s just a three-day turnaround before they’re back into some big matches at the season’s pointy end. Hayley Ras
Williams outlines Westfield Matildas approach for vital Japan clash
Goal difference could prove crucial in Friday morning’s (AEST) clash with Japan but the Westfield Matildas won’t change their approach in their final match of the Tournament of Nations. That’s the message from goalkeeper Lydia Williams, who is adamant performance – rather than
Westfield Matildas squad: Goalkeepers
Alen Stajcic has finalised his 21-player squad and has two excellent goalkeepers to choose from when it comes to that first game at the Tournament of Nations in America. Lydia Williams and Mackenzie Arnold are both in excellent form and will make it difficult for the Westfield
NWSL wrap: Kerr makes more history on Sky Blue return
It was another record-breaking weekend for Sam Kerr in the National Women’s Soccer League. Meanwhile, there were strong performances from Ellie Carpenter and Hayley Raso as Portland Thorns notched up a big win. Here’s how our Westfield Matildas went this weekend in the NWSL
NWSL wrap: Williams' shutout, Kerr stars for Chicago
A setback for a couple of Westfield Matildas in the battle for top spot but there was better news for the likes of Lydia Williams, Katrina Gorry and Sam Kerr on an action-packed weekend in the National Women's Soccer League in the US. There was an Aussie v Aussie battle in Sea