Jennifer Karson given standing ovation upon receiving the Maurice Hilliard Award.
Waves Await Postseason Fate as NCAA Tournament Field Announced Monday
Pepperdine Battles Gaels Thursday and No. 4 Cougars Saturday
Pepperdine opens the 2012 season on Friday against San Diego at Tari Frahm Rokus Field
Photos by Stephen Wandzura of the Waves' 2-0 win over the Gaels.
Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' 0-0 tie with the Dons.
Photos by Stephen Wandzura of Pepperdine's 1-0 victory.
Photos by Stephen Wandzura of Pepperdine's 4-0 win over the Titans.
Photos by Stephen Wandzura of the Waves' 2-1 loss at CSUN.
CAREER: In four seasons, appeared in 44 matches while making eight starts ... Attempted 10 shots.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Appeared in 12 matches with a career-high six starts ...Started a pair of matches during West Coast Conference play including regular season home finale against No. 4 Brigham Young (11/3) ... Recorded three shots, one on frame against Loyola Marymount (10/19).
PEPPERDINE 2011: Saw action in nine games as a junior, making three appearances during WCC play ... Recorded shots against Illinois and Lamar.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Saw action in seven games as a sophomore ... Made two appearances during WCC play.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Appeared in 16 of the team's matches and made two starts as a freshman, totaling 350 minutes of playing time ... Placed four of her five shots on goal.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Frazier Mountain High School, located in Lebec, Calif., in 2009 ... A midfielder who was a two-year varsity letterwinner ... Scored 69 career goals and provided 51 assists during her junior and senior campaigns ... All-CIF second team honoree as a junior and third team selection following her senior year ... A two-time High Desert League first team selection ... Helped lead school to the second round of the CIF Division VI Playoffs in 2008 and 2009 ... Lettered in basketball for four seasons and was a three-time team MVP and all-league first team honoree ... ASB senior secretary ... Girl Scouts' President ... Named to the "A" Honor Roll.
CLUB/ODP: Played for several club teams since 2001, including the Santa Clarita United Comets, Firestorm and Kaos, SoCal United and Real SoCal Blue ... Won four tournaments with Real SoCal Blue's U-17 team and advanced to the National Cup quarterfinals ... Traveled with club team in June 2009 to play the Mexican U-17 National Team at Azteca Stadium.
PERSONAL: Born in Panorama City, Calif. ... Daughter of Gilbert Karson ... Sister to Bret ... Majoring in broadcasting ... Chose Pepperdine because "the coaching staff is of the highest quality, the competition is great and the school offers academic excellence."
FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing ... Favorites include Mia Hamm and Ronaldinho (pro soccer players), Manchester United (pro soccer team), Walk Two Moons (book), The Little Mermaid (movie), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (TV show), The Eagles (musical artist), barbeque (food) and basketball (sport other than soccer) ... Favorite things about soccer are "it challenges me in so many ways, and nothing can replace the camaraderie I experience with my teammates."