The Waves play their first home game on Aug. 25 against Texas Tech.
The Waves play their second round game on Friday, with a time to be determined.
Pepperdine has scored three or more goals four times this year.
The Waves close a stretch of five home games in their last six matches.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Started all 21 games as a sophomore central defender for the Waves … Helped anchor a Pepperdine defense that gave up just 0.68 goals per game, the 21st best total in the country, and matched a school record with 11 shutouts … Also finished eighth on the team with four total points, scoring twice on the year … Had the Waves’ lone goal in the NCAA Tournament opening round game against California (11/12), allowing Pepperdine to advance in a shootout … Took 17 shots, putting nine on target … Played 1,953 minutes.
PEPPERDINE 2015: Appeared in 17 games, making 11 starts as a freshman in 2015 … Posted one goal for the Waves as a rookie defender … Scored her lone goal in a 2-2 draw against top-seeded Virginia … Took six shots, putting one on target … Played 1,173 total minutes.
CLUB: Played for Slammers F.C. … Team won the Surf Cup and regional championships and went to the ECNL national playoffs in 2014.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Edison High School in Huntington Beach … Named All-CIF first team and All-League first team … Was named team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. … Parents are John Thomas and Catherine Thomas … Has three siblings; John, Jordan and Alexis … Hopes to become a physical therapist after graduation … Chose Pepperdine, “because of its small class sizes, beautiful views and friendly academic environment.”
FAVORITES: Sergio Ramos (pro athlete) … Real Madrid (pro team) … The 5th Wave (book) … Stuck in Love (movie) … The Blacklist (TV show) … Daughtry (musical artist) … Caprese (food) … Snowboarding (sport besides soccer)