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Michaela Carrera
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Michaela Carrera

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Horizon HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
D

Experience:
2V

11/11/2010

Women's Soccer vs. Santa Clara (11/6/2010)

Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' 3-2 win over the #14 Broncos.

10/22/2010

Women's Soccer vs. San Francisco (10/22/2010)

Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' 0-0 tie with the Dons.

Michaela Carrera Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Appeared in three games over six seasons at Pepperdine ... Missed a great deal of time with injuries and was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA for 2010.

PEPPERDINE 2010: As a sixth-year senior, played in just one game ... Made her first career start on Senior Day vs. #14 Santa Clara (11/6), which turned out to be a 3-2 win for Pepperdine.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Did not play soccer in her fifth year at Pepperdine.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Did not appear in any games because of injury as a senior ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Did not see any action as a junior after being limited by injury ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2006: Played in two games as a sophomore ... Came off the bench against Tulsa and UNLV ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2005: Saw no action as a true freshman ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

CLUB: Played for PQ Premier and the San Diego Crusaders Spirit.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Horizon Christian High School in San Diego, Calif., in 2005 ... Lettered for four seasons ... Tabbed All-CIF first team, all-county second team and San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic first team as a senior ... Named All-CIF second team and All-Academic as a junior ... A two-time All-Coastal League first team selection, and was on the second team as a sophomore ... Served as team captain her junior and senior seasons ... Team was CIF finalist as a senior and South Coast League champions during junior season ... Received All-Coastal South League honorable mention as a freshman while playing on the boys' varsity team ... A four-year honor roll student ... A member of the National Honor Society for three years ... Received the National Scholar-Athlete Award by the U.S. Army as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... Daughter of Carlos and Mary Carrera ... Has two siblings, Allie and Jonnie ... Graduated from Pepperdine in 2010 with a degree in international studies with a concentration in Spanish and is now in Pepperdine's teaching credential program ... Plans on creating a sports education program for at-risk teens ... Served on the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council and Inter-Club Council in 2009 and also previously was co-president of the International Justice Mission club ... Attended a medical mission to Honduras in summer 2007 and went to Costa Rica in summer 2008 with Life Connections International to aid an impoverished community ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the exceptional academics, the gorgeous campus and the amazing Pepperdine soccer family."

FAVORITES: Enjoys everything outdoors ... Lists her sports heroes as Michelle Akers and Eric Liddell ... Favorite pro soccer player is Giovanni van Bronckhorst ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite movie is Rudy ... Favorite musical artist is Kim Walker ... Favorite things about soccer are "being challenged to overcome all mental and physical obstacles to achieve soccer dreams, and learning that all things are possible through Jesus!"

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