Notre Dame shut out East Carolina in a 5 to 0 win on Sunday, August 26th in Alumni Stadium.
ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: One of top players in class of 2012 for Sting Dallas club program under the direction of head coach Kenny Medina ... program was ranked No. 3 in nation in December 2011 article by Soccer America, and has produced several recent Notre Dame standouts, including 2010 Honda Sports Award recipient/two-time All-America forward Melissa Henderson, All-America midfielder Courtney Barg and two-time all-region defender Jessica Schuveiller ... led Sting Dallas to consecutive USYS National Championships at U-15 and U-16 levels (2010 and 2011) ... named to 2011 USYS National Championship Best 11 Team ... guided squad to 2010 ECNL U-15 National Championship ... club also won numerous tournaments during her tenure, including four North Texas State Cups (2008-11), two Surf Cups (2006, 2008), the 2009 Disney Soccer Showcase and the 2008 Celtic Cup and Real Colorado Showcase ... participated in February 2011 ECNL/id2 National Camp ... named to all-event team at 2009 and 2010 Disney Showcase ... chosen as tournament MVP for 2008 Celtic Cup ... ranked 15th in 2012 Top Drawer Soccer club soccer player ratings (five-star ranking; No. 3 in Texas region) and 32nd in 2012 ESPNHS 150 ... technical director for her club program (Sting Dallas) was the legendary Tatu, the longtime Brazilian soccer standout who had his greatest success indoors with the Dallas Sidekicks from 1984-2003 (also coached the franchise from 1998-2004), ranking second all-time in numerous categories, including goals scored (857).
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, where she played for head coach Misty Benson ... earned all-district honors in 2009 and 2010 ... named district's Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 ... full name is Gloria Kristin Williams ... daughter of LaDonna and C.L. Williams ... middle of five children ... sister, Hayley, will be a junior on women's soccer team at Rice in 2012-13 (earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors in 2010) ... family also has cared for approximately 25 foster children since 2001 ... enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program.