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Tari Frahm Rokus Field has been the home of the Pepperdine women's soccer team since the program came into existence in the fall of 1993, and it has given the Waves an outstanding home-field advantage.

The Waves played their first-ever match at Tari Frahm Rokus Field on Sept. 6, 1993, but lost 3-2 to Seattle University in overtime. However, the team rebounded to win its final eight home matches that year.

That run of success has continued as the Waves have posted a winning record at home in every single season since, including a perfect mark of 10-0-0 in 2002 as they made their run to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament. The Waves had an undefeated home record for the second time in 2006, going 7-0-2, and again in 2010 with a mark of 6-0-3.

Pepperdine celebrated its 100th home victory on Sept. 26, 2009, following a 6-0 win vs. Idaho State.

Construction of a Bermuda grass playing surface with subterranean drainage was completed during the summer of 1998 by Valley Crest Landscaping, a company that has constructed numerous Major League Baseball and National Football League stadiums and various venues for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. A new electronic scoreboard was added to the facility prior to the 1999 campaign.

The original dirt track was renovated in 1989 thanks to a donation by longtime Malibu residents Dorothy and Ed Stotsenberg. The facility was transformed into an Olympic-sized, eight-lane track with an all-weather surface. It is used extensively on a daily basis by faculty and staff, students and community residents. During the summer of 2013, the track was reduced to four lanes in order to expand the soccer field and give it the proper width under NCAA regulations.

 

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