5 - John Williams
John Williams
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Rutherfordton, N.C.
Previous College: Mars Hill College
Position: D

Previous School: Attended Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C…Appeared in 34 matches over the last two seasons for the Lions, including 16 starts...Recorded 19 shots…Two-time member of the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

High School: Graduated from R-S Central High School in Rutherfordton, N.C…Coached by Rich Dominguez…Four-time Southwestern 3A all-Conference selection…Four-year starter…Team MVP in 2009.

Personal: Full name is John Richard Williams III…Born on Nov. 17, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga…Son of Jack and Terri Williams…Majoring in business administration…Plans to pursue a professional playing career or attend graduate school.

More about John: Favorite midnight snack: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich…Favorite movie: “Out Cold”…Favorite musical artists: Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Mac Miller…Favorite song: “The Thrill” by Wiz Khalifa…Favorite sports teams: Manchester United, Bayern Munich…Favorite athletes: Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich, Ashley Young of Manchester United, Clint Dempsey of Fulham FC…John can’t imagine a week without: Internet or his cell phone…John is as good as anyone at: Golf…John’s advice to kids: “Follow your dreams and never give up”…Favorite color: Red…Favorite foods: Mexican and Japanese…Favorite sports other than soccer: Golf, basketball…People John most admires: Former US long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine, Professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, Clint Dempsey of Fulham FC…Best advice John has ever been given: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”…What people don’t know about John: He’s an only child, and his parents are both only children…When John was a kid, he tried to be like: Landon Donovan of Los Angeles Galaxy or professional golfer Tiger Woods.