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
Anisa Guajardo and Mandy Davis Score Goals for the Waves
No. 22 Pepperdine dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 4 Brigham Young November 3 in the 2012 regular season finale.
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.
Pepperdine 5, Indiana 0 Sunday, September 2, 2012 Tari Frahm Rokus Field Malibu, Calif. Photos by Stephen Wandzura
Photos by Stephen Wandzura
CAREER: Through three seasons, has played in 47 games and started 37 ... Has one goal and two assists for four points and has taken 33 shots.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Started all 21 games for the Waves during her junior campaign as a central defensive midfielder ... Added one assist in a 4-0 victory over San Francisco (9/4) ... Attempted 21 shots ... Named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, made the WCC All-Academic honorable mention team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Took over a starting midfielder position as a sophomore, appearing in all 20 matches and starting 14 ... Had one goal and one assist for three points ... Attempted 21 shots ... Scored her goal in a win against Detroit (9/5) and provided the game-tying assist in a 1-1 draw at CSU Bakersfield (10/3) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Hawaii Outrigger Hotels Soccer Classic ... Named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, made the WCC All-Academic honorable mention team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Appeared in six matches at midfield as a freshman, earning two starts and totaling 261 minutes of playing time ... Fired off four shots ... Made her collegiate debut at Long Beach State (9/18) ... Played in five of seven matches against WCC opponents ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with honors from Clear Lake High School, located in Houston, Texas, in 2009 ... A midfielder who was a three-year varsity letterwinner ... Helped lead team to a 5A Region III title and an appearance in the state finals during her senior year ... Named to the 5A all-state second team... Tabbed to the 5A all-district first team following her sophomore year ... Following her freshman campaign, was named Newcomer of the Year and Offensive MVP and was selected to the 5A all-district first team ... Two-year Superintendent's Scholar ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award and the Magna Cum Laude Award ... Involved with the National Hispanic Recognition Program ... Placed first within the all-Houston area on the National Spanish Exam.
CLUB/ODP: Played club soccer for Alliance (U-11 and 12), Wildfire (U-13) and Challenge (U-14-18) ... Part of four South Texas State championship teams (2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007) ... Won the Texas Cup in 2003 ... Appeared in the 2006 and 2007 USYS Southern Regional Championships ... Played ODP soccer for the South Texas 90 state team from 2003-07 and was part of the 2005 regional pool ... Made a trip to Europe with the Region III 90 team in 2008.
PERSONAL: Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Daughter of Marcos and Francisca Pontes ... Majoring in sports medicine and plans to become a surgeon ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "of the great school, awesome coaches and amazing location."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include painting, drawing, shopping and swimming ... Lists Ronaldinho as her biggest sports hero ... Favorites include Andres Iniesta (pro soccer player), Barcelona (pro soccer team), The Kite Runner (book), Remember The Titans (movie), So You Think You Can Dance (TV show), John Mayer (musical artist), Brazilian food (food) and volleyball (sport other than soccer) ... Favorite thing about soccer is "the team aspect, that I get to play with best friends who share my passion for the sport."