Pepperdine Ready For Second Straight Postseason Appearance
Anisa Guajardo, Michelle Pao and Lynn Williams Capture First Team Selection, Setting A Program Record
Waves Await Postseason Fate as NCAA Tournament Field Announced Monday
Pepperdine Battles Gaels Thursday and No. 4 Cougars Saturday
Pepperdine Takes on Portland and Gonzaga in Final Regular Season Road Trip
No. 22 Pepperdine dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 4 Brigham Young November 3 in the 2012 regular season finale.
Photos by Stephen Wandzura
Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' 3-2 win over the #14 Broncos.
Photos of Pepperdine's 0-0 tie with the ASU women's soccer team by Stephen Wandzura.
Photos by Stephen Wandzura of Pepperdine's 1-0 victory.
CAREER: Appeared in 81 games, starting 80 of them ... A four-time All-WCC honorable mention pick ... Named to the WCC All-Freshman squad in 2009.
PEPPERDINE 2012: As a captain started all 21 matches in her final year as a central defender ... Played a key role as Pepperdine posted seven shutouts, including two during West Coast Conference play - at San Diego (10/21) and at Gonzaga (10/28) ... Waves posted three consecutive shutouts during non-conference play, including sheetings vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/21) at No. 4 Boston College (9/29) and at Dartmouth (10/1) en route to a scoreless streak of 354:12.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Smith started all 21 games from the center back position, earning All-WCC honorable mention for the third straight season as a junior ... Attempted one shot ... Helped Pepperdine to a team goals-against average of 0.57, the best mark in school history ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Earned All-WCC honorable mention notice for the second straight season as a sophomore ... A central defender who was one of two field players to start all 20 matches ... Attempted one shot ... Helped Pepperdine to a team goals-against average of 0.76, the second-best mark in school history ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Named to the All-WCC honorable mention squad and was selected to the WCC All-Freshman team ... Played in all 19 matches along the back line, starting 18 ... Did not start the opening match against Marquette (8/23), but did play the final 53 minutes and was on the field for the Waves' game-tying and winning goals ... Did not miss another minute for the remainder of the season ... Recorded two shots with one on goal ... Part of a defensive effort that recorded eight shutouts and allowed opponents an average of 9.4 shots per match ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2008: Did not see action as a true freshman and was granted a redshirt season ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors. ODP: Was in the state pool in 2006 and the state team and regional pool in 2005.
CLUB: Plays with the Camarillo Eagles Soccer Club ... Has won four national championships with the Eagles (2004 as an U-14, 2007 as an U-17 and 2010 and 2011 as an U-23).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oaks Christian High School, located in Westlake Village, Calif., in 2008 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Named to the All-CIF, All-Ventura County and All-Tri-Valley League first teams as a senior after scoring 18 goals ... Named the L.A. Daily News' Player of the Year as a junior ... Team won three CIF titles ... Also lettered in track.
PERSONAL: Born in Camarillo, Calif. ... Daughter of David and Rochelle Smith ... Her mother attended law school at Pepperdine and played soccer at San Diego State ... Her father played football at San Diego ... Has one sister, Katarina ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the location, the academics, the athletics and the people."
FAVORITES: Enjoys track and surfing ... Favorites include Ronaldo (pro soccer player), Manchester United (pro soccer team), Twilight (book), The Boondock Saints (movie), House (TV show), sushi (food) and football (sport other than soccer).