This is the second year Pepperdine Student-Athletes have participated in the event.
It was the second overtime win for Pepperdine this season.
The Waves have been selected to finish third the last two years.
Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
The pair also earned conference honors earlier this year.
Soccer vs. Kentucky
PEPPERDINE 2015: Appeared in all 19 games for the Waves, making 17 starts … Earned NSCAA All-West Region third team and All-WCC first team honors … Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District second team and to the WCC All-Academic team … Led the team with four goals and eight total points … Scored game-winning goals against Toledo (9/4) and Portland (10/25) … Named WCC Player of the Week on 9/7 after scoring against Toledo and top-ranked Virginia (9/6) … Took a team-high 39 shots, putting 18 on goal … Played 1,350 minutes … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll silver honors and was named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Appeared in and started 22 of the Waves' 23 games in 2014 ... Earned All-WCC honorable mention ... As an attacking midfielder, scored two goals and recorded three assists for a total of seven points, which was seventh on the team ... Took the second most shots on the team with 36, putting 15 on target ... Scored her goals in back-to-back games against Santa Clara (10/3) and San Francisco (10/5) ... Also recorded an assist against Santa Clara for a career-high three points ... Scored the game-winner against San Francisco.
CLUB: Played for the CV Chilipeppers for six years and the De Anza Force for one year ... Team won the NorCal Premier State Cup Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2013, and the USYS Cal North State Cup Championship in 2012 and 2013 ... Was named to the USYS National Championship Series Best Eleven in 2012 ... Team was a USYS Region IV finalist in 2012 and semi-finalist in 2013 ... Team was a San Diego Surf Cup finalist in 2013 and semi-finalist in 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four varsity seasons at Valley Christian High School under head coach Jolene Fugate ... Scored 39 goals and posted 37 assists for a total of 116 points in her prep career ... Was named Central Coast Section (CCS) and West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) Player of the Year as a senior in 2014 ... Named the Valley Christian Female Senior Athlete of the Year in 2014 ... Was named WCAL Junior of the Year in 2013 and Freshman of the Year in 2011 ... Named All-WCAL first team as a junior and senior ... Was named to All-CCS first team as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Was a four-time Scholar Athlete ... Earned President's Education Awards for Spanish in both 2012 and 2013 ... Awarded the State of California Certificate of Recognition for Leadership and Community Outreach in 2013.
PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif. ... Daughter of Robert Visalli, Kimberlee Telesco and John Telesco ... Has three sisters; Kristina, Brittani and Audriana, and one brother; Brandon ... Majoring in economics ... Says she, "chose Pepperdine for the potential and promise it offers on and off the pitch. I am ready to win titles with my other Waves and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to attend such a prestigious university. Plus I can't wait to catch some Malibu waves."
FAVORITES: Athlete: Hunter Pence ... Pro Team: San Francisco Giants ... Book: Hunger Games ... Movie: Blue Crush ... TV Show: Sons of Anarchy ... Musical Artists: Lana Del Rey, Flume, Iamsu!, J-Boog, A$AP Rocky, D-Lo and Sublime ... Food: Sushi and Italian ... Sport (besides soccer): Baseball