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Dannah Williams
Dannah  Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Birthdate:
10/12/1996

04/20/2018

Soccer Captains Announced for 2018

Boilermakers host Illinois on Sunday to close out spring season

01/26/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

01/23/2018

Hardy, Williams Reflect on S-A Summit

Pair hear about academics, activism, mental health and social justice

01/23/2018

Hardy, Williams Reflect on S-A Summit

Pair hear about academics, activism, mental health and social justice

12/06/2017

60 Earn Academic All-B1G Accolades

Benner, Carpenter, Evans, Ezechukwu, Korolas, Sheridan and Sindelar headline the list

11/17/2015

Dannah Williams, 2015 Player Gallery

Dannah Williams, 2015 Player Gallery

2017 / AS A JUNIOR
Academic All-Big Ten
• Selected as a team captain for the 2018 season
• Played in seven games, starting the shutout win against Dayton at center back
• Also played in wins against Indiana State, DePaul, Louisville, Michigan State, and Maryland
• Logged 24 minutes in the shutout vs. Indiana State
• Enters her senior season having started 28 games in her career, second most among active Boilermakers
• Graduated in May with a bachelor’s of science in management, earning her degree in three years
• Represented Purdue Athletics at the fourth-annual Black Student-Athlete Summit in Austin in January

2016 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
• Played in 12 games, starting 11 times
• Sidelined by injury for five straight from Sept. 4 to 25
• Returned to the starting lineup in time for the Rutgers game and played 573 of the 578 minutes the rest of the season
• Scored the game-winning goal in the Maryland victory, her first collegiate goal
• It marked the first time Purdue won 1-0 behind a player's first collegiate goal since the 2011 season opener; it was a first in Big Ten play since October 2009
• Went the distance in eight of the 12 games in which she played
• Averaged 85 minutes per game

2015 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Played in all 18 games and started 16 times
• One of just six players to play in every game
• Started the season as a defensive midfielder but moved to center back in time for the Illinois win during the opening weekend of Big Ten play
• Went the distance in the final 10 games of the season after moving to center back
• Also went the distance in the victory against Baylor
• The only games she did not start were against Montana and Seattle at the at the Montana Cup
• Helped Purdue shut out Ohio, Evansville, Rutgers and Indiana
• Averaged 82 minutes per game as a starter and 75 minutes overall
• Recorded a shot in the Penn State game

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Joseph Moreau and Sue Soderberg at Neuqua Valley High School in suburban Chicago
• All-state and all-area honoree as a senior
• Helped lead Neuqua to a runner-up finish in the 2015 state finals
• Four-time academic all-conference honoree
• Also a four-year honor roll student and an Indian Prairie scholar

PERSONAL
• Major: Business Management
• Parents: David Williams and Deanna Newsom (father played football at Evangel University)
• Siblings: David Jr., Dionna and Darien

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