Visalli has been named to every WCC All-Academic team since she became eligible as a sophomore.
The Waves play their first home game on Aug. 25 against Texas Tech.
Women's soccer led all teams with 17 honorees.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Appeared in seven games for the Waves as a freshman, making one start … Played 105 minutes … Was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
CLUB: Played 10 years with Heat FC under head coach Amanda Schmutz … Team won a Las Vegas International Mayor’s Cup Championship in 2014 … Team also were semifinalists at the Surf Cup three times … Played on the No. 1-ranked team in the state.
HIGH SCHOOL: Did not play high school soccer … Attended Faith Lutheran High School.
PERSONAL: Born in Las Vegas, Nev. … Daughter of David and Kimberly Merrill … Has three siblings, Cameron, Carson and Caden … Brother, Cameron, plays soccer at Concordia (Irvine) … Father, David, also attended Pepperdine … Majoring in Nutritional Science … Chose Pepperdine, “because it is a small, Christian college, much like my high school. Pepperdine also has an incredible academic, athletic and soccer program, and you can’t beat the location or the view.”
FAVORITES: Andres Iniesta (pro athlete) … FC Barcelona (pro team) … Pride and Prejudice (book) … A Few Good Men (movie) … The Office (TV show) … Elton John (musical artist) … Pasta (food) … Football (sport besides soccer)