|City/State:||Leatherhead, Surrey, England|
|High School:||The Ashcombe School|
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
U-19 England Women’s National Team
U-17 England Women’s National Team
U-15 England Women’s National Team
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Appeared in four matches playing primarily as a defensive midfielder during the 2015 season … Made her season debut in LSU’s 4-1 home win over Western Kentucky on Aug. 28 … Helped the Tigers keep a clean sheet in a 4-0 home win over Indiana on Sept. 6 to wrap up LSU’s “Stomp in the Swamp” … Appeared in the team’s 5-1 win over Marquette in its regular-season finale … Also made one appearance in SEC play at Ole Miss on Sept. 27 … Rewarded for her efforts in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season ... Earned her second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Made 13 appearances with four starts while playing primarily as a defensive midfielder in her rookie season with the Tigers in 2014 … Featured nine times with four starts against SEC opposition on the year … Made her collegiate debut in LSU’s 6-2 home win over Northwestern State on Aug. 29 during the non-conference season … Assisted Lexi Gibbs’ goal in the 67th minute in her debut against Northwestern State for her first collegiate point … Also featured in home matches against Rice and Nicholls and on the road at TCU during the non-conference season … Earned her first collegiate start in LSU’s road match at Tennessee … Also cracked LSU’s starting 11 on the road at Georgia and at home against Florida and Auburn in SEC play to wrap up the 2014 season … Featured in SEC games at home against Texas A&M, Alabama and Kentucky and on the road at Mississippi State and South Carolina during league play … Honored for her academic efforts with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll following the 2015 spring semester … Earned her first varsity letter with the Tigers.
PRIOR TO LSU
An experienced member of England’s Women’s National Team system while earning six international caps between the Under-15 and Under-17 levels … Made her debut with England’s U-17 Women’s National Team on Sept. 12, 2012, in a 5-0 win over Israel in the first round of qualifying for the 2013 UEFA U-17 Euros … Made an appearance for England at the 2013 UEFA U-17 Women’s European Championships in a 6-1 win over Portugal in group play on Dec. 2, 2013 … Helped England to a fourth-place finish at the 2013 UEFA U-17 Women’s European Championships as the host nation for the tournament … Coached at the U-17 level by Lois Fidler … Made two appearances for England’s U-15 Women’s National Team in a pair of international friendly matches against Norway on Oct. 26, 2011, and The Netherlands on April 11, 2012 … Captained England’s U-15 squad in its friendly with The Netherlands … Coached at the U-15 level by Kay Cossington … Started competing with England’s U-19 Women’s National Team in 2014 under the direction of coach Mo Marley … Invited to a pair of international training camps with the England’s U-19 squad from March 24-26 and May 28-30 during the 2014 spring season … Club veteran at the youth level with Fulham and Chelsea … Played for Fulham at the U-12 and U-14 levels for three seasons from 2009-11 … Was named the Most Improved Player and the Player of the Year in her three seasons at Fulham … Joined Chelsea’s U-15 squad for two years from 2011-12 … Played with Chelsea’s U-17 team from 2012-14 before moving up to Chelsea’s Elite Development Team in 2014 … Recognized among England’s “50 Rising Stars” in the Jaguar Academy of Sport for 2012, which supports England’s 50 best youth athletes across all sports … Broke into the sport while playing in the Surrey County Women & Girls League as a youth … An accomplished sportswoman during her high school career at The Ashcombe School … Played soccer and basketball and threw the javelin in track and field at The Ashcombe School … Helped lead her high school team to the Surrey Schools Soccer Championship in 2012 … Led her school’s basketball team to three-straight Final Fours from 2011-13 … Was the Surrey Schools javelin champion in 2012 and is the school-record holder in the javelin at The Ashcombe School … Honored with the Sports Leaders Award and the Outstanding Attitude Towards Learning Award while a high school student.
Full name is Ella Francesca Williams … Born on July 11, 1997 … Father is Paul Williams and mother is Lorna Tagliavini … Has a twin sister, Meredith, and two younger brothers, Evan and Haydn … Majoring in psychology.