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Emily Tanaka
Emily Tanaka


Kailua, Hawaii

High School:
'Iolani School




CLUB: 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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