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Emily Tanaka
Emily  Tanaka


Kailua, Hawaii

High School:
'Iolani School





Waves Play to 1-1 Draw With Cal Poly

The Waves open up WCC play next week with two games at home.

PEPPERDINE 2014: Did not see playing time for the Waves in 2014.

Played six years with the Honolulu Bulls under head coach Phil Neddo ... Team won the Hawaii State Championship in 2013 and 2014 ... Were West Coast Regional semi-finalist in 2013.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped four varsity seasons at `Iolani School under head coach Kristin Masunaga ... Named All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu first team as a junior and senior ... Earned All-State honorable mention as a junior and senior ... Was a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee ... Was a Walter Goo Award winner for her success both on the field and academically ... Helped lead team to a 2013 State Championship ... Team won league championships in 2013 and 2014.

PERSONAL: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Tod Tanaka and Kathryn Matayoshi ... Has one brother, Kevin ... Says she chose Pepperdine, "because of the high academic standard, competitive soccer program and gorgeous campus."

FAVORITES: Athlete: Mia Hamm ... Pro Team: FC Barcelona ... Book: The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice ... Movie: She's the Man ... TV Shows: Friends, The Good Wife, Suits ... Food: Pepperoni Pizza ... Sport (besides soccer): Volleyball

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