The senior All-American is headed to the Chicago Red Stars.
Visalli has earned some sort of academic honor each season she has been at Pepperdine.
One other WCC athlete earned the honor with Santa Clara's Kelsey Turnbow named to the freshman team.
Pepperdine has had multiple players called to train with the U-23 team this year.
She joins an elite list of Waves who have earned the honor over the years.
Photos from the Waves' 1-0 win over the Titans in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' victory
The Waves celebrated Senior Day and a WCC title on Saturday. Photos by Stephen Wandzura and Blake Rovai.
Soccer vs. Saint Mary's (10/29/17)
Soccer vs. Pacific (10/27/17)
PEPPERDINE 2017: Started all 21 games for the Waves as a senior … Became the sixth player in program history to earn All-American status after being named to the second team … Was the first-ever Wave named West Coast Conference Player of the Year … Was also named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, to the All-West Region first team and All-WCC first team … She led the WCC and Waves in points (34), points per game (1.62), goals (14), goals per game (0.67), assists (tied, 6), game-winning goals (6) and shots (76) this year … Set the Pepperdine single-season records for game-winning goals with six and penalty-kick goals with six as well … Her 14 goals were tied for the second best single-season total in Waves’ history and her 0.67 goals per game were the fourth best total ever for a Wave … Finished her career seventh on the Waves’ all-time scoring list with 25 goals, second on the career list with 14 game-winning goals and set the Pepperdine career records for games played (83) and games started (81) during the 2017 season … Finished the year 8th in the nation in game-winning goals, 12th in total goals and 13th in total points … Also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and was named to the WCC All-Academic team.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Started all 21 games for the Waves as a junior … Named to the NSCAA All-West Region second team … Earned All-WCC second team honors … Was tied for second on the team with 11 total points, scoring five goals and posting one assist … All five of her goals were game-winners to lead the team and match a program single-season record … Scored the game-winner against Pacific (11/5) to clinch a WCC title and postseason berth for the Waves … Three of her five goals were scored in WCC play … Had her lone assist against Kentucky (8/21) … Took 38 shots, putting 15 on target … Played exactly 1,700 minutes … Earned WCC All-Academic recognition and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Gold status … Was also named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
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 and was named to the WCC All-Freshman team ... 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