Ali Pavoni begins her fourth season at Pepperdine...One of five seniors on the Waves' roster...Has been an impact player throughout her career at Pepperdine...Through three seasons, ranks among the school's career leaders in points (No. 6) and goals scored (No. 6)...An awesome goal scorer with an uncanny knack for scoring big goals...A left-footed kicker that hits the ball equally well with either foot...Versatile athlete who can play anywhere on the field...Plays well in the air.
2003: Started all 21 matches and ranked fourth on the Waves with 12 points, scoring four goals and registering four assists...Tied Lacey Ubaldi for the club lead with three game-winning goals...Posted game-winning goals in the season-opener versus UC Irvine, at UC Santa Barbara and at San Diego...Goal against the Gauchos came in overtime and score against San Diego came with less than three minutes remaining in the contest.
2002: Selected second team All-West Region by Soccer Buzz...Tabbed second team All-West Coast Conference (WCC)...Played in 21 matches and started 18...Tied Jenna Fodor for the team-lead in points (27) and paced the Waves with 11 goals...Tied for fifth in points and fifth in goals scored among WCC players...Point total and goals scored rank No. 5 on Pepperdine's single-season list...Had a team-high tying four game-winning goals to rank second in the WCC...Equaled a career-high with two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-1 victory versus Long Beach State...Also had game-winning goals versus Washington State, Southern Methodist and San Francisco...Goal late in the match versus San Francisco helped the Waves claim first-ever WCC title...Named WCC "Player of the Month" for September after totaling 19 points and producing three game-winning goals in nine matches...Chosen WCC's "Player of the Week" three times and selected to Soccer Buzz' "Elite Team of the Week" for October 1 after scoring two game-winning goals and totaling five points in wins over Washington State and Southern Methodist.
2001: Named to the All-Freshman West Region team...Received honorable mention All-West Coast Conference (WCC)...Appeared in all 20 matches and started seven...Place third on the team with 13 points...Tied Jenna Ainsworth and Kate Desmond for second on the club with five goals...Placed fourth, along with Ashley Swanson, in assists with three...Scored first career goal in a 4-1 victory versus Arkansas...Also scored goals versus Cal Poly and at San Diego...Biggest goal of young career came nearly four minutes into overtime when she scored an unassisted goal in a scoreless contest to give Pepperdine its first-ever victory over then No. 2 and eventual national champion Santa Clara...The effort earned her WCC "Player of the Week" honors and a place on Soccer America's "Team of the Week" for October 22-28...Final goal of the season tied the score 1-1 against then No. 3 and host UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Championships...The Waves eventually lost the match 2-1...Three assists on the season came at San Diego State, versus Gonzaga and versus USC in the first round of the NCAA Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Hart High in Valencia, California...Selected to the Los Angeles Times' All-Region first team and the Los Angeles Daily News' All-Area team as a senior...Named Foothill League Co-Most Valuable Player after leading the league in goal and assists as a senior...Also tabbed first team All-CIF and All-Santa Clarita Valley (SCV)...Named SCV "Player of the Year"...A three-time first team All-Foothill League selection...Voted team captain junior and senior seasons...Team won 2000 Foothill League title during junior season...Tabbed to the Los Angeles Times' All-Region second team...Won the CIF Division II championship as a sophomore and was named Nike "Player of the Game" in the championship match...An All-CIF Division II first team selection...Received the Distinguished Athlete Award from the U.S. Marine Corp...Given the National Leadership Award...Selected to participate in tournament of top juniors in the Far West.
PERSONAL: Born August 15, 1983...A resident of Valencia, California...Attended Hart High in Newhall, California...Club: A member of the Valley United Stars...Named team captain...Teams totaled 57 championships, including three state cup titles, 2 Far West titles, five Surf Cup titles, five league titles and three league cup titles...ODP: A member of the CYSA south state team for three years...Attended Regional Camp and competed in Addidas Cup and Reebok Cup...Academics: All-American Scholar and Honor Scholar...Graduated with a 4.0-plus GPA...A member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation...Selected to the All-CIF Academic team...Won Golden State Exam awards in math...Considered Loyola Marymount, Portland, UC Irvine, UCLA and Washington before choosing Pepperdine.