Pepperdine hosted No. 4 UCLA Friday, Sept. 20 and dropped a hard-fought 2-0 decision.
Photos of Pepperdine's 1-0 overtime victory at USC.
Pepperdine opened the 2013 season with a 1-1 draw vs. No. 18 Cal (8/26/13).
CLUB: Spent six successful seasons competing for the Colorado Rush Nike squad for head coach Erik Bushey ... Club collected Region IV titles in 2012 and 2013 and was a finalist for the 2013 national championship ... Helped club team to State Cup Championships in 2009 and 2011 and the Colorado Super League U-18 Championship and a Region IV Semifinalist showing in 2011 ... Colorado Rush Nike earned three consecutive top-10 finishes in the ECNL (2011-13) and owned the top offensive unit in the league in 2013 ... Club teammate of fellow Wave freshman Sigrid Kite.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Valor Christian High School in 2013 and played four years of varsity soccer for head coach Bryan Schultz ... In last two seasons as a defensive midfielder recorded seven goals and eight assists ... Helped the Eagles to back-to-back 4A State Semifinal appearances while posting a 22-8-7 overall record ... A three-time All-State performer, including first team honors following junior and senior campaigns.
PERSONAL: Given name is Rachael Worthington Collins ... Born in Littleton, Colo. ... Plans to major in Sports Medicine ... Daughter of Kim and Fraser Collins ... Sister to Grace Collins ... Chose Pepperdine for the coaching staff and how they conduct the team environment along with the quality education and the beauty of the campus ... Shared the gospel and played soccer with the community on a mission trip to Zacapa, Guatemala.
FAVORITES: Lionel Messi (favorite professional athlete); FC Barcelona (favorite pro team); Run, Baby, Run (book); Miracle (movie); Duck Dynasty (TV show); Lecrae (musical artist); ice cream (food); skiing and tennis (sports other than soccer) ... Favorite thing about soccer is the freedom you have to play and the constant change of pace ... Lists Tim Tebow as her biggest sports hero ... Enjoys camping, skiing, hiking, playing tennis and mountain biking during free time.