#12 | Forward
Maddy Williams | #12
Hometown: Perrysburg, OH
Acquired: Signing announced on 04/25/22
Previous Club: Real Zaragoza (Spain)
College: Purdue University
Toledo area native Maddy Williams brings unmatched experience to Indy Eleven’s W League squad, having played overseas in recent years with Dutch side PSV Eindhoven (2018-19) and Spanish club Real Zaragoza (2019-20) following a historic career at Purdue University. With the latter, Williams led the Spanish second division with 13 goals and had Zaragoza primed for promotion until suffering a season-ending injury in February, just prior to COVID shutting down the league.
Williams left West Lafayette as Purdue’s all-time leader in both goals (38) and assists (26) after a five-year career from 2013-17, helping the program to heights unseen in years. She got a fast start as a freshman in 2013, setting the Boilermakers’ freshman record with 26 points, courtesy of a record-tying 10 goals and six assists. When she won Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors that season, she became the first Purdue recipient of the honor since 2009. While the start of her career was impressive, she saved the best for last during her 2017 redshirt senior season, when she collected a program-record 14 goals to go along with eight assists, helping her to the Big Ten Forward of the Year award along with Second Team All-American (United Soccer Coaches) and Third Team All-American (Top Drawer Soccer) accolades.
While playing for Perrysburg High School in Ohio, she recorded 69 goals and 30 assists during her upperclassman years, which included a state-best scoring haul of 48 goals during her season senior that garnered All-American and First Team All-State honors.