Lynn Williams (First), Michelle Pao (Second), Roxanne Barker (Third) and Anisa Guajardo (Third) Selected to Elite Group
Waves Complete Season at 14-7 After Advancing to Second Straight Postseason
Pepperdine Ready For Second Straight Postseason Appearance
Anisa Guajardo, Michelle Pao and Lynn Williams Capture First Team Selection, Setting A Program Record
Pepperdine Battles Gaels Thursday and No. 4 Cougars Saturday
No. 15 Pepperdine drops a 3-0 decision to crosstown rival Loyola Marymount in a Wells Fargo PCH battle.
Making its first appearance at home in nearly three weeks, No. 20 Pepperdine took full advantage, posting a 2-0 shutout win against UC Santa Barbara Friday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field.
Photos by Stephen Wandzura
Photos by Stephen Wandzura
Photos by Stephen Wandzura of the Waves' 2-0 victory over the Wildcats.
PEPPERDINE 2011: During her sophomore campaign, Pao started all 21 games for the Waves from her outside back position ... Earned NSCAA All-America second team honors, marking the highest individual award any Wave has ever achieved ... Also earned NSCAA All-West Region first team honors and was named All-WCC first team ... Scored first career goal in 6-0 win over Lamar (9/23) and added a second goal in a 4-0 victory over San Francisco (11/4) ... Finished second on the team with five assists ... Fourth on the team with 31 shots ... Preseason All-WCC selection.
PEPPERDINE 2010: After a standout rookie campaign was named to the NSCAA All-West Region second team, the All-WCC first team and to the WCC All-Freshman team ... Became Pepperdine's first freshman to earn All-WCC first team honors since 1996, and only the second to do so in school history ... Saw most of her playing time at defender as she started 14 of 19 games ... Took 12 shots ... Recorded an assist on Pepperdine's final goal in a 4-2 win vs. Arizona (8/29) ... Helped Pepperdine to a team goals-against average of 0.76, the second-best mark in school history ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Hawaii Outrigger Hotels Soccer Classic.
CLUB: Played with the De Anza Force for about a decade ... Won the 2009 U-16 national championship and two state titles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Monta Vista High School, located in Cupertino, Calif., in 2010 ... A forward who played four years on the varsity ... Career totals of 46 goals and 24 assists ... Earned all-county and All-SCVAL honors as a senior ... Named the SCVAL's De Anza Division MVP as a junior ... Earned all-league first team honors as a sophomore ... Team won the CIF Central Coast Section title in 2009.
PERSONAL: Born in Taiwan ... Daughter of Yao-kuo Pao and Liven Lin ... Has two siblings, Wayne and Jessie ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose to attend Pepperdine "to get a good education and the strong soccer program."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing basketball and other sports, going to the beach and watching television ... Favorites include Mia Hamm (pro soccer player), Manchester United (pro soccer team), Toy Story 3 (movie), Family Guy (TV show), Jack Johnson (musical artist), chicken noodle soup (food) and basketball (sport other than soccer) ... Favorite things about soccer are "the team aspect, the thrill of accomplishment and the bond created with your life-long friends."