The Waves will be back home on Sept. 22 for their final non-conference game.
Pepperdine plays its next two games at home as well.
The Waves play their next three games at home.
The Waves play their first home game on Aug. 25 against Texas Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years of varsity soccer at Arroyo Grande High School in Arroyo Grande, Calif. under coach Bob Wilson … Scored 38 goals and had 26 assists on her career … Was named to the All-CIF Southern Section first team (Division 3) as a junior … Was named the Pac-8 League MVP as a junior … Scored 25 goals and had 13 assists as a junior.
CLUB: Played two years of club for both Real So Cal ECNL and the Eagles Soccer Club ECNL … Was the tenth leading scorer nationally for the ECNL in 2014, with 19 goals and 8 assists … Was an ECNL PDP So Cal invitee in both 2014 and 2015.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Maria, Calif. to Larry and Candy Welch … Sister to Savana … Plans to major in art at Pepperdine … Chose to come to Pepperdine because “Pepperdine has been my dream school since I was a young girl. I’ve always felt God calling me here and I feel that Pepperdine is a place where my faith will continue to grow. The coaches were a huge factor in my choosing Pepperdine and I immediately felt a connection with them. I have so much respect for them and am grateful they are people who will help me to become a better soccer player on the field, but even more importantly, will help to develop my character and walk with God, off the field. Pepperdine has an excellent academic reputation and I feel privileged to work toward my degree in such an amazing environment. Also, I love that the beach is only a short walk away and the people at Pepperdine are amazing.”
FAVORITES: Lionel Messi (Pro Athlete) … FC Barcelona (Pro Team) … Running for My Life by Lopez Lamong (Book) … About Time (Movie) … Friends (TV Show) … John Mayer, the Lumineers, Gregory Alan Isakov (Musical Artists) … Fruit and Pasta (Food) … Basketball (Sport Besides Soccer)