Nov. 6, 2013
THIS WEEK: The Pepperdine women’s soccer team concludes the regular season with a visit to neighboring Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Nov. 9. The match, which will be good for points in the Wells Fargo PCH Cup, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start and can be watched live on the LMU Sports Network online.
The Last Meeting
October 19, 2012
A LOOK AT THE 2013 WAVES
- Pepperdine leads the WCC in saves (110 total/6.11 per game), ranks second in shots (315/17.50) and rates fourth in corner kicks (87/4.83), points (18/4.06), goals (25/1.39) and assists (23/1.23).
- In September-October’s six-match home stand, Pepperdine out-shot opponents 133 (22.2) to 66 (11.0), including a season-high 34 shots vs. Cal State Fullerton.
- Pepperdine still boasts four victories when out-shot by opponents, including the 2-1 win over San Diego when the Toreros held a 20-10 edge in shots.
- The Waves took back-to-back shutouts at No. 23 USC (1-0) and vs. SDSU (2-0).
- Pepperdine has started at least four true freshmen and two redshirt freshmen in each match this season.
- Fr. GK Hannah Seabert made 15 saves vs. SDSU (9/15), the second most in Pepperdine single-match history.
- Seabert ranks No. 17 in NCAA Division I for total saves (110) and No. 28 in saves per game (6.11).
UPDATING THE RECORD BOOK
- Freshman Hannah Seabert is just the second Wave to collect at least 100 saves in a single season ... Her total of 110 ranks second ... Anna Picarelli’s 2005 tally of 119 saves ranks No. 1 ... Seabert’s current saves/game average of 6.11 ranks No. 1.
- Despite being sidelined, Lynn Williams will ink her name in several season and career record categories ... 11 goals in a single season is tied for eighth, bringing her career total to 25 (6th) ... William’s five game winners in 2013 is tied for first, career total of 10 rates fourth ... Single season goals per game average of .73 ranks third ... Career shot total of 268 ranks second all-time.
- Michelle Pao’s current career assist total of 18 is tied for fifth.
WILLIAMS NAMED TO 2013 MAC HERMANN AWARD WATCH LIST
- Junior forward Lynn Williams earned a spot on the 2013 MAC Hermann Award Watch Preseason List presented to the nation’s top collegiate soccer player
- All-American Michelle Pao made the list in 2012.
A LOOK AT LMU
- The Lions battled USF to a 1-1 draw last week, but have lost 14 consecutive matches prior to that.
- LMU beat Pepperdine last year in Malibu, 3-0.
- Loyola Marymount’s only three wins of the season were at home.
NCAA SELECTION SHOW
- The NCAA Tournament field will be announced on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. on the NCAA.com Selection Show broadcast.
WAVES BROADCAST IN CYBERSPACE
- All home matches during the 2013 regular season will include free live streaming video via WaveCasts and live stats via GameTracker on PepperdineSports.com.
- The Waves will be featured in the West Coast Conference Match of the Week twice: Friday, Oct. 11 vs. Gonzaga and Friday, Nov. 1 at San Francisco streamed live on the WCC Digital platform.
- Follow @PeppSoccer, the official Twitter account for Waves Soccer, for live in-game updates.
- The West Coast Conference just launched its official digital network at TheW.tv.
- Pepperdine will play one of the toughest schedules in the country this season.
- The Waves square off against seven opponents ranked in the NSCAA preseason top-25, including two (No. 5 UCLA and No. 6 BYU) in the top-10.
- All told the Waves play eight matches against teams that advanced to the 2012 NCAA postseason, including five teams that reached the Sweet-16 and two quarterfinalists.
- Pepperdine rates No. 51 in RPI (as of 11/6).
- The Waves are 2-4-1 vs. ranked foes in 2013.
TON OF OFFENSE RETURNS
- Pepperdine welcomes back the bulk of its offense from a year ago.
- Returners accounted for 24 of 37 goals in 2012, 17 of 31 assists and 65 of 105 total points.
YOUTH IS SERVED
- Pepperdine’s 2013 roster features 12 freshmen and 13 newcomers overall.
- The Waves only have two sophomores.
- There are 11 upperclassmen with five seniors.
2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
- Pepperdine advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and hosted the opening round match for the second straight year.
- The Waves were ranked in the top-25 in at least one of the major polls for the entire 2012 season, finishing the year ranked No. 24 in the final NSCAA poll.
- A program record three Waves captured All-WCC First Team honors - Anisa Guajardo, Michelle Pao and Lynn Williams.
- Four Waves earned All-West Region accolades - Roxanne Barker, Anisa Guajardo, Michelle Pao and Lynn Williams.
- Owns six career goals, (three game-winners) with 18 assists for 30 points.
- Ranks T-fifth in career assists.
- Nine assists in 2012 tied for fourth place on the single-season list and the most by a Wave since 2006.
- A 2011 NSCAA All-America
- A three-time NSCAA All-West Region and All-WCC selection.
- In third season owns 25 goals, 10 game-winners, 14 assists, 64 points and a remarkable 268 shots (4.8 spg).
- Led the West Coast Conference in overall shots as a freshman (80) and sophomore (97).
- Shares program’s single-season shots record with Pepperdine Hall-of-Famer Jennifer Evans, who recorded 97 in 1993.
- Owns five multi-goal games, including a hat trick vs. Saint Mary’s (11/1/12).
- A two-time NSCAA All-West Region and All-WCC selection.
NEWCOMERS IN GOAL
- Pepperdine will have a brand new look between the pipes this season and will likely start a true freshman.
- 2012 NSCAA All-West Region pick (and 2012 Olympian) Roxanne Barker departed as the program’s all-time wins leader (47).
TWO WAVES EARN PRESEASON NODS
- Michelle Pao and Lynn Williams were named to the 2013 Preseason All-WCC First Team.
- It is the third time Pao has captured a preseason nod, the second for Williams.
ABOUT PEPPERDINE: Pepperdine boasts a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men’s sports – one of just 16 schools to have accomplished this feat – and nine overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the smallest undergraduate enrollment and is the only school not affiliated with a BCS-level conference. The Waves have earned the Division I-AAA All-Sports Trophy, an award based on postseason success that’s given to the top non-football school, three times (most recently in 2011-12). Located in scenic Malibu, Calif., the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the nation’s most beautiful. Pepperdine, which is affiliated with the Church of Christ, ranks #57 overall on U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s best colleges.