Waves return eight letterwinners to the 2014 squad.
Pepperdine opens the season on March 8 at Zuma Beach.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the USA Beach Volleyball U21 Elite Eight team ... Placed fourth with Paige Hines at the 2013 USA U21 High Performance Championship.
CLUB: Began club career with the Conejo Crush ... Played five years for the Santa Monica Beach Club, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Volleyball Club.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oaks Christian High School in 2013 ... Played three seasons on the varsity indoor volleyball squad as an outside and opposite side hitter ... Earned All-Tri Valley League first-team status as a junior and senior ... All-CIF second team pick in 2012 ... Led squad to back-to-back league championships and CIF quarterfinal appearances in 2011 and 2012.
PERSONAL: Born and raised in Westlake Village, Calif. ... Daughter of Terry and Lori Schroeder ... Father is an alum of the Waves' water polo team and its current head coach ... Terry additionally appeared on four Olympic rosters as a player and coached Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games ... Parents run a chiropractic office in Westlake Village ... Has one younger sister, Sheridan ... Says of her choice to attend Pepperdine: "Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of attending Pepperdine. From just a few days old to around age 12, I spent countless days at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool deck watching my dad coach, and thinking about what it would be like to go here. It has always felt like home and believe it was always in God's plan for me to be here" ... Uncle Lance Schroeder also attended Pepperdine, while cousin Spencer Hamby is a Pepperdine water polo alum ... Enjoys drawing, painting and spending time outdoors ... Cites dad as her biggest sports hero because "he's taught me how to be a team player and leader, how to be mentally tough, and most importantly to never give up."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Misty May-Treanor ... Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Favorite movie is Tangled ... Favorite televisions shows are CSI, Hawaii Five-0 and Unforgettable ... Favorite foods are sushi, watermelon and peanut butter ... Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson ... Favorite sports besides volleyball are baseball and water polo.