Pepperdine has produced a total of 34 major league players.
There are currently 17 former Waves playing professionally both in the U.S. and internationally.
Baseball's Steve Rodriguez steps down after 12 seasons as the Waves' head coach.
CAREER: Made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2005 and was a three-year starter at shortstop . . . Developed into one of the top shortstops in the country both offensively and defensively . . . Named a 2007 preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball . . . Played in 183 games, starting 181 . . . Has a streak of 183 consecutive games played, including 181 straight starts . . . No. 12 in program history with 741 at-bats and tied for 11th in hits with 237 . . . No. 2 in Pepperdine history and tied for ninth in West Coast Conference (WCC) annals with 59 career doubles . . . 18th all-time with 325 total bases . . . Handles the bat well and has great hands on defense . . . A solid defensive shortstop . . . Part of a 2004 Pepperdine recruiting class that was ranked No. 7 nationally by Baseball America.
2007: Selected first team All-West Coast Conference (WCC) . . . Started all 57 games at shortstop . . . Established career-highs in average (.344), runs (43), hits (83), and tied personal-best with three home runs . . . Totaled 36 RBI . . . Topped the club and ranked sixth in the WCC in average . . . Tied for fourth in hits, fourth in doubles, fifth in total bases (115), eighth in stolen bases (11) and 10th in slugging percentage (.477) and runs scored . . . Collected 23 multiple-hit games and had eight multiple-RBI contests . . . Led club with 19 doubles . . Hit safely in 50 of 57 games . . . Batted .397 (31-78) with 15 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, three home runs and 19 RBI during career-high 18-game hitting streak that was snapped vs. Loyola Marymount (4-7) . . . . Opened season with a five-game hitting streak, batting .389 (7-for-18) with five runs scored . . .Named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the week and selected to the College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll after batting .563 (9-for-16) with six runs scored, four doubles and five RBI in four games versus No. 21 USC (2-13) and No. 11 Wichita State (2/16-2/18) . . . Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI versus the Trojans . . . Posted .500 average (6-for-12) with four runs scored, two doubles and three RBI versus Shockers . . . Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in Game 2 of series . . . 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI versus UC Irvine (2-27) . . . Clubbed first home run of season versus North Carolina State (3-4) . . . Went 3-for-5 with career-high four RBI at UC Santa Barbara (3-6). . . Connected for second home run of the season at Cal State Fullerton (3-13) . . . .Batted .462 (6-13) with three RBI during three-game series versus Minnesota (3/16-3/18) . . . Hit third home run of the season, a three-run shot, vs. UC Santa Barbara (3-26) . . . Went 4-for-10 (.400) with four runs scored in three-game series at San Francisco (4/13-4/15) . . .Hit safely in 11 of last 12 games, batting .291 (15-55), with six runs scored, a home run and three RBI . . . Ended season with six-game hitting streak (9-29, .310) . . . Batted .300 (3-10) in two games versus UCLA and Long Beach State in Long Beach Regional (6/1-6/2).
SUMMER 2006: Batted a team-best .344 with 13 doubles, a home run and 29 stolen bases while playing in 52 games for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League . . . Named to the NWL All-Star Team.
2006: Received West Coast Conference honorable mention . . . Started all 63 games and batted .310 with a career-high 24 doubles, three home runs , 47 runs scored and 38 RBI . . . Led the WCC in doubles and ranked ninth in hits with 78 . . . Doubles total ranks second on Pepperdine's single-season list, trailing Dane Sardinha's 26 in 1999 . . . Collected 22 multiple-hit and eight multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .263 with two home runs and 16 RBI in WCC play . . . Produced a career-long 11-game hitting streak, batting .354 (17-for-48) with 10 runs scored . . . Totaled a career-high four RBI in series finale at Saint Mary's (5-14) . . . Hit .357 (6-for-14) with three runs and five RBI at San Francisco in the WCC Championship Series . . . Named to the Malibu Regional all-tournament team after batting .353 (6-for-17) with two runs scored and an RBI.
2005: Named second team All-West Coast Conference . . . Appeared in 63 games and started 61 . . . Batted .306 with one home run and 34 RBI . . . Posted a .276 average with 12 RBI and 14 runs scored in WCC play . . . Made just eight errors in 285 attempts while starting 54 games at shortstop . . . Tied for third on the club with 24 multiple-hit eight multiple-RBI games . . . Went 1-for-2 with a run scored in collegiate debut at UC Santa Barbara (2-5) . . . Made first career start at Cal Poly (2-12) and went 0-for-4 . . . Went 5-for-12 with a run scored and four RBI at Houston (2/18-20), including a career-high three RBI in series finale . . . Named the Most Outstanding Player, Silver Stick Award winner and all-tournament after batting .615 (8-for-13) with four runs scored, two doubles, a home run, three RBI, 13 total bases, 1.000 slugging percentage and .643 on-base percentage during three games at the Dairy Queen Classic hosted by Minnesota . . . Went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles against No. 5 South Carolina (3-4) . . . Added two more hits, including first career home run, against New Orleans (3-5) and capped the weekend with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI against Minnesota (3-6) to help Pepperdine capture the tournament title . . . That performance earned him WCC's "Player of the Week" honors and selection to the College Baseball Foundation Hall of Fame Honor Roll . . . Went 4-for-12 with two runs scored and three RBI in three-game series vs. Saint Mary's (4/8-4/10) . . . Had a season-long six game hitting streak (4/3-4-12) during which time he batted .292 (7-for-24) . . . Went 3-for-5 with a run scored and tied career-highs with three RBI and two doubles at UC Irvine (5-17) . . . Batted .583 (7-for-12) with two runs scored and four RBI vs. Loyola Marymount in WCC Championship Series (5/27-29) . . . Named to the all-region team at the Long Beach Regional after batting .350 (7-for-20) with two runs scored, two doubles and three RBI . . . Played for the Danville Dans of the Central Illinois Collegiate League this past summer and batted .259 (38-for-147) with two home runs and 23 RBI.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Valencia High in Valencia, California . . . Named All-Santa Clarita three times and was a first team selection in 2004 . . . Batted .417 with five home runs as a senior . . . Twice named the team's "Most Valuable Defensive Player" . . . Valencia High captured three Santa Clarita titles.
PERSONAL: Born September 30, 1985 . . . A resident of Valencia, California . . . Attended Valencia High . . . A member of the Reds and Mariners' scout teams . . . Also a member of the Angels' Elite team . . . Earned career path in studio art . . . Considered Arizona and San Francisco before choosing Pepperdine . . . Majoring in telecommunications-production/multimedia.