Amy Rodriguez

Former Pepperdine star Lynn Williams off to fast start with national team

Former Pepperdine star Lynn Williams off to fast start with national team

When Lynn Williams was first called up by the women’s national soccer team last month, she wasn’t sure whether she should ask her new teammates for advice or for autographs.

 “I don’t want to give myself away, but I definitely was in awe,” said Williams, a former Pepperdine All-American. “When the whole group that had been at the Olympics came in, I was, ‘Oh, my gosh!’ You get a bit of star-struck and then … you try to play it cool.

“It probably did not come off as cool at all, but I tried.”

Then 49 seconds into her first game she did something so cool that none of those other women had ever...

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