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Olympic Water Polo Hopeful Alys Williams Is #WilliamsNoMoore After Wedding

By Todd Kortemeier | Nov. 30, 2020, 6:38 p.m. (ET)

Alys Williams competes at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 6, 2019 in Lima, Peru.


U.S. water polo national teamer Alys Williams doesn’t post a lot on social media, only for momentous events like her beloved L.A. sports teams winning titles, or, you know, getting married.

Using the hashtag #WilliamsNoMoore, Williams posted her and new husband Cody Moore’s exciting news. That makes a thrilling and memorable year for Williams, no doubt even moreso than the championships from the Lakers and Dodgers. The only thing missing was a trip to the Olympic Games, but hopefully that’s to come next year instead.

The Games have been the dream for Williams ever since she made her first youth national team in 2012, by which time she was just completing a record-setting career at Edison High School in her native Huntington Beach, California. She then went on to UCLA, where she played in back-to-back national championships in 2014 and 2015. Williams made her senior national team debut in 2013 and made her world championship debut in 2015.

Williams was playing with the national team in early 2020 on an exhibition tour in Australia and the Netherlands with an eye on preparing for Tokyo. With those Games postponed to 2020, Williams has been working out individually while eager for a return to a competitive pool.

“Obviously, it's a bummer the Olympics got postponed, but we're trying to figure out what's best for the team, what's best for ourselves, and what we need in this process,” Williams told USA Water Polo in July. I want to go into this year like I did last year: focused, ready to go, and willing to do whatever it takes to make the team.”

Todd Kortemeier

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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