Former Soccer Standout Nia Williams Makes Most of First Professional Start
June 14, 2013
CHICAGO, Ill. - Former Missouri State women's soccer standout Nia Williams made her first professional start for FC Kansas City on Thursday. She was a pivotal piece in FCKC's defense that shut out Chicago, 2-0. Williams played all 90 minutes in a central defender's role, stifling the Chicago offense to just three shots on goal in the match. Williams was paired with former Marquette defender Katie Kelly and tasked with shutting down Chicago's Maribel Dominguez, Mexico's all-time leading scorer.
The former Bear made her professional debut on May 18, 2013, entering in the final minute of the match against Boston. Her FC Kansas City squad currently sits in third place in the eight-team league with a 5-3-1 record.
Williams was drafted by FC Kansas City in the fourth round of the inaugural National Women's Soccer League draft on January 18, 2013. She left MSU second on the all-time assists list with 14 helpers. As a senior at MSU, she was named MVC Defensive Player of the Year and earned her fourth-straight all-conference selection.
For more information on FC Kansas City and to follow Williams, fans can visit http://www.fckansascity.com