The Waves play their first home game on Aug. 25 against Texas Tech.
The Waves open the NCAA Tournament at home on Saturday against California.
Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
The Waves have not allowed a goal in 275:17 minutes of play to start the season.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Started all 21 games for the Waves as a sophomore … Earned All-WCC honorable mention … Posted one assist on the year against Kansas (9/18) … Played primarily as an outside defender, helping to 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 … Took seven shots, putting two on target … Played 1,961 minutes.
PEPPERDINE 2015: Appeared in all 19 games, making 10 starts as a freshman for the Waves … Posted one goal and one assist, finishing tied for fifth on the team with three total points … Took 20 shots, putting seven on target … Played 1,014 total minutes … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll bronze honors and was named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
CLUB: Played four seasons for the Central Valley Arsenal and six seasons with MVLA Mercury Black … selected to the Cal-North Team, Region IV ODP Camp at the University of Idaho (July 2010) … Represented Cal-North State ODP Team at Nike Friendship Cup (May 2010) … Selected to the 2009/10 97G Cal-North State ODP Team and to the 2009 97G District II ODP Team … During her six seasons with Mercury Black her team won numerous titles including a 2014-15 ECNL League championship, Surf Cup Super Group Championship (2014) and USYSA Region IV championship … Was selected to participate in the Puma Women’s Elite Showcase (Boyd’s, Maryland 2012), and as one of the top forwards at the club National Championships in 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played two varsity seasons at The King’s Academy … Scored a total of 36 goals during her prep career … Led the Knight’s in scoring during their 2012-13 Central Coast Section Championship season … Named All-West Bay Athletic League first team as a sophomore and All-WBAL honorable mention as a freshman … Did not play her junior or senior seasons … Graduated as a member of the California Scholarship Federation as well as with high honors.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Gatos, Calif. to Joe and Anita Maemone … Has two siblings; David and Jessica … Majoring in psychology … Chose Pepperdine because, “My dream was to play Division I soccer, at an academically strong school, where I would be immersed in a community that would encourage me to grow deeper in my faith. That is exactly what I found at Pepperdine! I fell in love with the coaching staff! They are amazing and genuine individuals with a philosophy that is true to who they are and what they believe in. I feel so humbled and grateful for the privilege to be a Wave! Of course, I could never imagine a more beautiful place to spend the next four years of my life learning and growing!”
FAVORITES: Neymar (pro athlete) … Barcelona (pro team) … Unbroken (book) … A Cinderella Story, She’s the Man (movies) … Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, Downton Abbey (TV shows) … The Script, Needtobreathe, For All Seasons, Kari Jobe, Phil Wickham, Josh Garrels, Ed Sheeran, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban (musical artists) Chipotle, Sushi (food) … Basketball (sport besides soccer)