Waves Complete Season at 14-7 After Advancing to Second Straight Postseason
Pepperdine Ready For Second Straight Postseason Appearance
Waves Await Postseason Fate as NCAA Tournament Field Announced Monday
Pepperdine Places Three on 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Teams; Five on West Coast Conference All-Academic Squads
Pepperdine Battles Gaels Thursday and No. 4 Cougars Saturday
No. 22 Pepperdine dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 4 Brigham Young November 3 in the 2012 regular season finale.
No. 24 Pepperdine defeated Saint Mary's 5-3 in WCC action November 1 at Tari Frahm Rokus Field.
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
CAREER: In three seasons, has seven goals and two assists for 16 points ... Has started 21 of 49 matches ... Has attempted 45 shots.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Appeared in 12 games, making one start in season opener at California (8/19) ... Tallied five shots on the season, with three being on goal ... ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Posted three goals and two assists for a total of eight points as a sophomore ... Played in 18 matches and started two ... Took 13 shots ... Had a tremendous performance in the Waves' season-ending 3-2 win vs. #14 Santa Clara (11/6), getting two goals and an assist in a 3-2 victory ... Scored the game-winner on a penalty kick in the 75th minute ... That effort gave her WCC Player of the Week honors (11/8), a spot on the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Perfomers of the Week list and also led to WCC co-Player of the Month honors for that single performance ... Also scored the Waves' second goal in a 2-0 win at Hawaii (9/19) and had an assist in a victory vs. Fresno State (8/20) ... Also awarded Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, WCC All-Academic honorable mention and WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Scored four goals in her first year as a Wave and finished third on the team with eight points ... Appeared in all 19 matches and started 18 ... Placed 12 of her 27 shots on frame ... Two goals came on penalty kicks, both of which served as game-winners in Pepperdine's victories over Sacramento State (9/20) and San Francisco (11/7) ... Also headed in the game-winner during the Waves' 1-0 victory at Utah (9/27) and a game-tying goal in an eventual 3-1 loss at Long Beach State (9/18) ... Her three game-winning goals tied her for fifth place in the WCC with seven other players ... Three of her goals came in a four-match span between Sept. 18-27 ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Huntington Beach (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... A midfielder/forward who was a four-year varsity letterwinner ... Scored 28 points on 12 goals and four assists during her senior year ... Made the All-Sea View League first team three times and was on the second team as a freshman ... Earned scholar-athlete honors.
CLUB/ODP: Played club soccer for SoCal Blues, North Huntington Beach and Wolfpack ... Won the Premiere League Title with SoCal as well as the North/South Championship, The Blues Cup and the Spring Far West regionals ... Won an ODP Regional crown for the Cal South 1991 Girls team.
PERSONAL: Born in Westminster, Calif. ... Parents are Jeff and Carol Payetta ... Father, Jeff, played baseball for Loyola Marymount ... Sister to Jeff and Louie ... Majoring in rhetoric & leadership ... Wants to attend law school ... Chose Pepperdine "mainly because of the awesome soccer team, the stellar academics and beautiful campus."
FAVORITES: Enjoys watching movies, reading and going to the beach ... Lists Misty May as her biggest sports hero ... Favorites include Heather O'Reilly (pro soccer player), FC Barcelona (pro soccer team), The Truth About Forever (book), Transformers (movie), ABC Family: Switched at Birth (TV Show), Luke Bryan (musical artist), sushi (food) and football, baseball and Pepperdine men's volleyball (sports other than soccer) ... Favorite thing about soccer is "that at any given time anyone on the field can change the outcome, they don't wait for a next at-bat or for a quarterback to throw a touchdown, any player on the field can score a goal or make an excellent pass."