91. Lynn Williams
Whilst Lynn Williams couldn’t quite match her tally of 11 goals and 5 assists in 2016, she went incredible close as North Carolina Courage won the NWSL Shield in 2017.
9 goals and the same tally of 5 assists once more ensured she was North Carolina’s key focal point in attack, only outscored by four of the world’s best attackers this year.
Having ensured a regular spot in the USA squad, Williams scored the opening SheBelieves Cup goal against Germany and friendlies towards the end of the year against New Zealand and South Korea.
Unfortunately for Williams, the year ended in disappointment as North Carolina lost out to Portland Thorns in the NWSL final, but it was another year where she continued to enhance her reputation as a top forward.
Kirsten Hamilton, Williams’ North Carolina Courage team mate says:
“Lynn’s success at the professional level has not gone unnoticed. From NWSL golden boot and MVP winner to being a consistent name on the USA roster, she has proven her value on the field.
“Her combination of speed and finishing capabilities make her a dangerous threat to even the best back lines in the world. I am lucky to have gotten to play with her for the past 3 years and the growth she has made from 2014 to now is truly special to see. She is going to be around for a long time…”