Sophomore Tallied Eight Goals and Three Game-Winners in 2013
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
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.
Pepperdine 5, Indiana 0 Sunday, September 2, 2012 Tari Frahm Rokus Field Malibu, Calif. Photos by Stephen Wandzura
Pepperdine vs. San Diego, photos by Stephen Wandzura
PEPPERDINE 2011: Started all 20 games she appeared in as a forward during her true freshman season ... Finished third on the team with six goals and led the Waves with eight assists ... Finished second on the team with 20 points ... Earned multiple honors, including WCC Freshman of the Year, All-WCC second team, WCC All- Freshman team, NSCAA All-West Region second team, Soccer America All-Freshman first team honors ... Led the WCC in shots (80) and shots per game (4.00) ... Finished fourth in the WCC in assists (8) and assists per game (0.40) ... Ranks in the Pepperdine record book with five consecutive games with a point, fifth on the single-season shot list (80), sixth on the single-season shots per game (4.00), finished tied for seventh on the single-season assists category (8) and tied for second with two multi-assist games ... Also boasted four consecutive games with an assist and two consecutive games with multiple assists.
CLUB: Played with the East Fresno Fusion for three years, CVSA for two and Bullard Valley FC for three ... Won a state championship and was a regional quarterfinalist with the Fusion as an U-19.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bullard High School, located in Fresno, Calif., in 2011 ... Played four years on the varsity ... An ESPN RISE All-American third teamer in 2011 ... Set the school scoring record (boys or girls) with 117 career goals ... Also had 47 assists in her career ... Named the Fresno Bee Player of the Year after recording 50 goals as a senior and helping Bullard to County/Metro Athletic Conference and Central Section Division I titles ... The school reached the CIF Southern California Regional D-I final ... Earned all-league and all-area honors all four years ... Also competed in track and her 4x100 relay team took fifth place at the state meet and won a Valley championship ... Earned four academic-athlete awards.
PERSONAL: Born in Fresno, Calif. ... Daughter of David and Christine Williams ... Both parents ran track at Fresno State and her father also played football ... Has one sister, Jessica, who has run track at Cal Poly ... An uncle, Curtis Williams, played football at Washington but was tragically paralyzed during a game in 2000 and passed away a year and a half later ... Two other uncles, Paul and James Williams, played football at Fresno State and in the NFL ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose Pepperdine because of "its high morals, nice people, small class sizes, great location and the tight-knit soccer family that I wanted to be a part of."
FAVORITES: Lists her sports hero as Wilma Rudolph ... Favorites include Love and Basketball (movie), The Cosby Show (TV show), country, R&B and hip hop (musical genres), candy/sweets (food) and track (sport other than soccer) ... Enjoys soccer because of "its competitive nature and the thrill of knowing that anything can happen because the game isn't over until the final whistle blows."