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Alys WILLIAMS
Sport Water Polo
NOC United States   
GenderWomen
Born28 May 1994 in Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Height1.81 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Cody
Other names
Alys Williams
Residence
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo at age eight.
Why this sport?
"My dad played at college and he coached a club in Newport Beach [California], so my sisters and I all joined when we were old enough."
Club / Team
Huntington Beach WPF: United States
Name of coach
Adam Krikorian [national], USA
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
United States
Location
Canada
General Interest
Nicknames
Alice, Al (usawaterpolo.org, 01 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her grandfather Robert Fair. (usawaterpolo.org, 31 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US water polo players Maggie Steffens and Natalie Benson, US football player Mia Hamm. (Facebook profile, 29 May 2015; usawaterpolo.org, 31 Mar 2019, 08 Jul 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am a member of a team. I rely on the team. I defer to it and sacrifice for it. Because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion." (usawaterpolo.org, 31 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named to the Tournament Team at the 2019 Intercontinental Cup in Perth, WA, Australia. (fina.org, 30 Mar 2019)

During her collegiate career at the University of California, Los Angeles, she was named an Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches [ACWPC] All-American twice, and named on the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] All-Tournament Team in 2017. (uclabruins.com, 31 Dec 2017)

She has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of her former school Edison High School in Huntington Beach, CA, United States of America. (usawaterpolo.org, 31 Aug 2019)
Famous relatives
Her father Robert played water polo at collegiate level and coached at Newport Beach Water Polo Club in the United States of America. Her younger sister Lyndsie Williams competed in water polo at Sonoma State University in the United States of America. (usawaterpolo.org, 08 Jul 2020)
Other information
COACHING
In October 2021 she took up an assistant coach role with the University of California, Irvine women's water polo team in the United States of America. She has also served as a coach at Newport Beach Water Polo Club and the Pride Water Polo Academy in California. (ucirvinesports.com, 15 Oct 2021; LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2021)

FUTHER EDUCATION
In 2020 she began studying for a master's degree in project management at DeVry University in Naperville, IL, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Surgut, RUS Team  
1 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Lima, PER Team