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#19 Cheyna Williams
Position: Forward
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hampton, Ga.
Other College: Vanderbilt

CAREER ACCOLADES:
* All-ACC First Team (2015)
* ACC All-Tournament Team (2015)
* CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team (2015)
* College Cup All-Tournament Team (2015)
* Soccer America First Team MVP (2014)
* NSCAA All-American Third Team (2014)
* NSCAA Southeast All-Region First Team (2014)
* All-ACC Academic Team (2014)
* ACC All-Tournament Team (2014)
* TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Third Team (2014)
* College Cup All-Tournament Team (2014)
* College Cup Most Outstanding Player on Offense (2014)
* ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014-15)
* All-SEC First Team (2013)
* SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2012-2013)
* SEC All-Freshman Team (2012-2013).
* NSCAA South All-Region Third Team (2012-2013)

2015 HIGHLIGHTS:
* Started all 25 games at forward for the Seminoles as Florida State reached the College Cup for the fifth consecutive season and ninth time overall.
* Led the team with 10 goals on the season – ninth-best in the ACC – and finished second overall with 27 points as she added seven assists on the year.
* Tallied three points in the season opener against New Mexico on August 21, assisting on the game’s first goal by Natalia Kuikka in the 12th minute and adding one of her own in the 54th minute.
* Assisted on Isabella Schmid’s game-winner against USC on August 23.
* Earned a goal in back-to-back games against UCF (Sept. 10) and Grand Canyon (Sept. 13).
* Scored both goals in FSU’s 2-1 victory over No. 8 North Carolina in the semifinal round of the ACC Championship. It was the fourth two-goal game of her career.
* Converted the sixth penalty kick for FSU, enabling the Noles to defeat No. 1 Virginia, 7-6 in PKs, to earn the school’s third consecutive ACC Championship and fourth title overall.
* Recorded a four-point performance with a goal and two assists against South Alabama – all in the first 13 minutes of the match – in FSU’s 5-0 victory over the Jaguars in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
* Assisted Megan Connolly on the first goal of the game against No. 21 Texas A&M in the NCAA Quarterfinals, and added a goal of her own as the Seminoles defeated the Aggies, 5-0, to head to the College Cup for the fifth straight season.
* Tied with Elin Jensen for the team lead with seven points in the NCAA Tournament, tallying two goals and three assists.
* Scored the first goal of the game three times during the season – Grand Canyon (Sept. 13), Pitt (Oct. 3) and vs. No. 8 North Carolina (Nov. 6).
* Recorded a team-high five game-winning goals, tied for No. 31 in the NCAA this season.
* Finished in the top 100 of the NCAA in three other statistical categories – assists (7 – 72nd), points (27 – 75th) and goals (10 – 87th).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:
* Played in all 26 games and made 24 starts in her first season at Florida State in helping the Seminoles win their first NCAA National Championship in program history.
* Named the 2014 College Cup Most Outstanding Player on Offense with two goals in the national semifinal game against No. 3 Stanford and an assist in the national championship game against No. 4 Virginia.
* Tallied 14 goals on the season, good for second-most of the team and tied for fourth in the ACC. Her 14 goals also ranked No. 29 in the NCAA on the season.
* Posted two goals in a game three times in 2014 – vs. Louisville in the regular season, vs. No. 18 South Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinals and vs. No. 3 Stanford.
* Scored her first goal of the season against Minnesota on August 24, putting away a ball in the 34th minute on an assist from Kristin Grubka.
* Earned her first multi-point game of the season against Stetson on September 14, posting an assist on a goal by Marta Bakowska-Mathews in the seventh minute and adding a goal of her own in the 72nd minute.
* Scored an unassisted goal against Boston College on September 21 after the Eagles goalkeeper mishit a clear attempt and Williams intercepted the ball and put it in the back of the net.
* Registered two quick goals – in the 46th and 48th minutes – to solidify Florida State’s lead over Louisville on September 25 as the Noles went on to win 6-0.
* Assisted on Dagny Brynjarsdottir’s goal in the ninth minute of FSU’s 1-0 win over No. 3 Virginia on September 28.
* Had a goal and an assist at Pitt on October 18 as the Seminoles took a 3-0 road win over the Panthers.
* Posted the quickest goal of the season against NC State, knocking in the game’s first goal at 1:50 from 30 yards out on an assist from Hikaru Murakami.
* Tallied an assist in each game of the ACC Championships – finding Jamia Fields in the 84th minute of the semifinal against No. 10 Notre Dame on November 7 and aiding in the game-winner by Carson Pickett in the title game against No. 4 Virginia on November 9.
* Scored six goals in the NCAA Tournament – one each against South Alabama and Northeastern, along with two goals each against No. 18 South Carolina and No. 3 Stanford.
* Tied for the most on the team and in the conference with five game-winning goals on the season – St. John’s, NC State, Northeastern and Stanford.

VANDERBILT (2012-2013):
* Named First Team All-SEC as a sophomore.
* Made 35 appearances in two seasons with the Commodores making 33 starts.
* Tallied 55 points in two years at Vanderbilt on 22 goals and 11 assists – led the Commodores in scoring in back-to-back seasons.
* Five career multi-goal games while recording over 2,500 minutes on the pitch.
* Finished the 2013 season tied for second on the single-season scoring list and fifth on the single-season points list.
* Earned 2012-2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll Recognition.
* Named to the NSCAA All-South Region third team and recognized on the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2012.

HIGH SCHOOL:
* Four-year starter for Coach Rory Welsh at Lovejoy High School.
* Finished her high school career with 141 goals including 103 in her first three years.
* Garnered first-team All-Region accolades all four years and was named the squad’s Offensive Player of the Year from 2009-2012.
* A three-sport athlete at Lovejoy participating in soccer, basketball and track
* Member of National Honor Society.

ODP/CLUB:
* Played for Coach Iggy Moleka at United Football Academy
* State Cup champions in 2011.
* Leading scorer of the Region III Premier League in leading United FA to back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010 .
* Involved with the ODP for six years, earning a spot on Region III team beginning in 2009.
* International experience with Region III squad includes games in Portugal, Spain, Costa Rica and Brazil.
* Named a four-star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.com, ranked as 15th-best player in the South Atlantic Region.

PERSONAL:
* Daughter of Corinia and Wendell Williams.
* Has two brothers and two sisters.
* Majoring in editing, writing and media with a minor in communications.