Laura Cole
Laura  Cole

Whittier, Calif.

High School:
La Habra HS





Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Sixty-Three Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.


Michelle Pao Earns NSCAA All-America Honors; Four Other Waves Named All-West Region Selection

Pao was named an NSCAA All-America second team selection.


No. 7 Waves See Stellar Season End in a 1-0 Overtime Loss in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament

Pepperdine finishes with a 15-2-4 record.


Six Women's Soccer Waves Earn WCC All-Academic Honors

Laura Cole and Karissa Garica were named to the first team.


Women's Soccer vs. San Diego (10-6-2011)

Pepperdine vs. San Diego, photos by Stephen Wandzura


Women's Soccer vs. Michigan (9-4-11)

Photos by Stephen Wandzura


Women's Soccer vs. UCLA (9-2-2011)

Photos by Stephen Wandzura


Women's Soccer vs. Long Island (8-28-11)

Photos by Stephen Wandzura


Women's Soccer vs. Santa Clara (11/6/2010)

Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' 3-2 win over the #14 Broncos.

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CAREER: Finished her four-year career in 2011 with 20 goals, 10 assists for 50 points... Her 20 goals rank tenth all-time at Pepperdine ... On the Waves' career lists, also ranks fourth in shots (176), tied for fourth in game-winning goals (nine) and ninth in shots per game (2.26) ... A three-time All-WCC selection ... Has played in 57 games and started 59.

PEPPERDINE 2011: Appeared in all 21 games, making 19 starts for the Waves as a forward during her senior campaign ... Was second on the team with seven goals scored and tied for first with three game-winners .... Also added four assists for a total of 18 points, third-best on the squad ... Earned All-WCC first team, NSCAA All-West Region third team, Capital One Academic All-District first team, WCC All-Academic first team ... WCC Player of the Week (Sept. 12), Offensive MVP of the LSU Invitational, SoccerSavings.com/LA Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week (Sept. 12) after neting two goals in a win and a tie for the Waves on the road at the LSU Invitational ... Again earned WCC Player of the Week (Oct. 10) and SoccerSavings.com/LA Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week (Oct.10) after scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over San Diego (10/6) and an assist over BYU (10/8)... Finished eighth in the WCC in goals (7), goals per game (0.33), shots (51) and shots per game (2.43) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Named to the All-WCC honorable mention team for the second time as a junior ... Led Pepperdine with seven goals, three assists, 17 points and four game-winning goals ... Her four game winners are tied for fourth on the Waves' single-season records list ... In the WCC, ranked fourth in game-winning goals, tied for sixth in goals, eighth in points, points per game (0.85) and goals per game (0.35) and tied for ninth in both shots (42) and shots per game (2.10) ... Attempted 42 shots (18 on goal) ... Scored five goals in the season's first seven games: vs. Fresno State (8/20), vs. Arizona (8/29), vs. Detroit (9/5), vs. UC Irvine (9/10) and vs. Dartmouth (9/12) ... Scored the game's only goal in win vs. Cal Poly (9/24) ... Had a goal and an assist in Pepperdine's 3-2 win over #14 Santa Clara (11/6) ... Other assists came at Hawaii (9/19) and at San Diego (10/29) ... Pepperdine went 6-0-1 when she scored a goal and 7-1-1 when she scored a point ... Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District second team, WCC All-Academic first team and WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Started 13 of 17 games as a sophomore, attempting 42 shots (second on the team) and recording one assist ... Put 11 shots on goal ... Provided the game-winning assist to Sophia Medina in the 63rd minute of Pepperdine's 1-0 win over Seattle ... Finished seventh in the WCC with 2.47 shots per game ... Blasted a team and season-high seven shots in win over Saint Mary's (11/1), most by any Pepperdine player since 2006 ... A preseason All-WCC selection victory ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Named All-WCC honorable mention and to the WCC All-Freshman team ... Finished second on the team with 14 points (six goals and two assists) ... Started 18 of 20 games ... Ranked seventh in the WCC in goals per game (0.30) and tied for eighth in points per game (0.70) ... Placed 20 of her 41 shots on goal and earned game-winners against Idaho State (9/26) and Gonzaga (10/17) ... Scored twice (once in each half) in Pepperdine's 4-0 win at Saint Mary's (11/2) ... Scored her first collegiate point on a well-placed assist to Amanda Rupp in a 3-2 loss to UC Santa Barbara (8/31) ... Found the back of the net for the first time against Northwestern (9/7), tapping in an Emily Wynne pass from just outside the six-yard box ... Her second assist came against Tennessee (9/12) ... Scored goals in back-to-back games against Idaho State (9/26) and UC Irvine (9/28) ... Shook off a defender inside the 18-yard box before taking her shot in scoring the first goal of a 6-0 victory over the Bengals ... Her goal tied the match in the 77th minute against the Anteaters ... Her goal at Gonzaga (10/17) came from close range in the 17th minute and was the first in a 2-0 victory ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

ODP: Played with the Cal South ODP state team in 2005 and 2006 and the ODP Regional team in 2006.

CLUB: Played with Fullerton Rangers and Laguna Hills Eclipse ... Went to Barcelona, Spain, in 2002 as part of a U.S. team that played in the Fox Kids Cup.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from La Habra (Calif.) High School in 2008 ... Played three years on the varsity ... A two-time Freeway League Offensive Player of the Year ... Team made it to the CIF semifinals in 2007 ... Also lettered in track and was part of a 4x100 team that made it to the CIF finals ... Took honors classes.

PERSONAL: Born in Whittier, Calif. ... Daughter of Kevin and Theresa Cole ... Has one brother, David ... A liberal arts major ... Chose Pepperdine because "the school is perfect, the campus is gorgeous, the academics are great and the team and coaches are amazing."

FAVORITES: Favorites include Michelle Akers (pro soccer player), Manchester United (pro soccer team), A Wrinkle in Time (book), Zoolander (movie), Spongebob Squarepants (TV show), Tom Petty (musical artist), football (sport other than soccer) and fettucini alfredo (food) ... Enjoys soccer because "I'm such a competitive person when it comes to anything, but especially soccer because it's my passion."

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