Academy Teams

Willis Griffith


Position: Defender
Jersey No.: 2
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160 lbs.
Date of Birth: August 9, 1994
Place of Birth: Amherst, N.H.
Hometown: Amherst, N.H.
High School: Souhegan High School
Last Club: Seacoast United
Status: Under-18 roster

2012 MLS RESERVE DIVISON: Made two appearances with the Revolution Reserves. Made his debut with the team as an 86th-minute substitute against the Montreal Impact (Aug. 13). Entered the game against Toronto FC (Sept. 7) in the 82nd minute.

2011-12: Made 27 appearances, including 25 starts, with the Under-18 team. Registered one assist: against South Central Premier (June 10). Made three appearances, all starts, during the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase (Dec. 3-6) in Sarasota, Fla. Made three appearances, all starts, and played every minute during the Development Academy Playoffs (June 25-28) in Frisco, Texas.

2010-11: Made 28 appearances, including 26 starts, as a member of the Under-16 team and led the team in minutes played with 2,038. Scored three goals: against the New York Red Bulls (April 3), D.C. United (April 10) and Empire United (May 21) and added one assist against North Carolina Fusion (June 25). Helped the team secure seven of its eight shutouts – against Sporting Kansas City (Dec. 6), Players Development Academy (April 2), Seacoast United (April 16), FC Greater Boston (April 30), South Central Premier (May 14), Seacoast United (May 22) and South Central Premier (June 12). Made his Revolution debut in the season opener against FC Westchester (Nov. 20). Started all three games during the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase (Dec. 5-8) in Phoenix, Ariz. Made three appearances, including two starts, during the Development Academy Playoffs (June 25-28) in Frisco, Texas. Made five appearances, including four starts, during the Generation adidas Cup (July 25-31) in Frisco, Texas.

High School: Is a senior at Souhegan High School (Amherst, N.H.) … played three high school seasons at Souhegan HS before the Development Academy moved to a 10-month season … twice received first-team, all-state honors … earned 2011 all-division II honors … received the team’s outstanding contributor award.

BEFORE REVS: Spent three years with Seacoast United and won the U13 N.H. state championship with the team … played for the N.H. Classics for one year … played three seasons with N.H. ODP and one with Mass. ODP … spent five years with FC Kilchberg-Ruschlikon in Switzerland while his family lived abroad.

PERSONAL: Willis Tyler Griffith … is the son of Keith and Marcia Griffith … has one sister, Cara (15) … lists Gerard Pique, Michael Essien and John Terry among his favorite soccer players … supports Chelsea and the New England Revolution, and follows the Boston Celtics … also enjoys hiking, biking and playing basketball … assists with the Amherst “Tots” program for kids between the ages of three and six and coaches a U9 recreational team.