Michelle Spacciapolli
Michelle  Spacciapolli

San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Cathedral Catholic HS

Last College:
Boston College





Sixty-Three Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.


Women's Soccer vs. San Francisco (10/22/2010)

Stephen Wandzura's photos of the Waves' 0-0 tie with the Dons.


Women's Soccer at UCLA (10/1/2010)

Photos by Sam Womack of the Waves' 1-0 win at 11th-ranked UCLA.


Women's Soccer vs. Cal Poly (9/24/2010)

Photos by Stephen Wandzura of Pepperdine's 1-0 victory.


Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine (9/10/2010)

Photos by Stephen and Jacqueline Wandzura of the Waves and Anteaters' 1-1 tie.


Women's Soccer vs. Detroit (9/5/2010)

Photos by Stephen Wandzura of Pepperdine's 4-0 win over the Titans.

Michelle Spacciapolli Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: In two seasons at Pepperdine, had seven goals and two assists for 16 points ... Appeared in 33 matches and made 31 starts ... Attempted 79 shots (her average of 2.39 shots per game ranks #7 all-time at Pepperdine).

PEPPERDINE 2011: Redshirted the 2011 season ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Started all 14 games in which she appeared but missed the others due to injury ... Scored three goals and had one assist for seven points ... Attempted 34 shots (her average of 2.43 shots per game ranked fifth in the WCC) ... Scored goals in victories vs. Arizona (8/29), vs. Detroit (9/5) and at Hawaii (9/19) ... The goals against Arizona and Hawaii counted as the game-winners ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in the Waves' 1-0 win at #11 UCLA, ending the Bruins' national-best 73-match home unbeaten streak ... Made the all-tournament teams at both the USD event and the Hawaii Outrigger Hotels Soccer Classic ... Made WCC All-Academic honorable mention and WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Made the NSCAA All-West Region third team and the All-WCC second team as a sophomore in her first season at Pepperdine ... Second on the team with nine points, posting four goals and one assist ... Tied for ninth in the WCC with 45 shots ... Appeared in all 19 matches with 17 starts ... Placed 24 of her 45 shots on frame ... Led the club with two game-tying goals, one of which was an upper 90 hook shot against Marquette (8/23) on opening day ... Also scored the game-tying goal following an assist from Haleigh Guertin in Pepperdine's comeback victory over Gonzaga (10/16) ... Booted an insurance score in a 2-0 win over Hawai'i (Sept. 13) ... Scored the Waves' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Kansas (8/28) ... Provided her lone assist of the year on Callie Payetta's game-winning header in the 28th minute at Utah (9/27) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

BOSTON COLLEGE 2008: Played in nine games as a freshman at Boston College ... Helped team to a 15-6-2 record and the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Played in two of the Eagles' three NCAA Tournament matches ... Attempted four shots on the season ... Saw first action of career against Oregon State (8/29) ... Took first career shot vs. Brown (9/5) ... Registered a season-high 45 minutes in a 1-0 victory over Wake Forest (9/28).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School, located in San Diego, Calif., in 2008 ... A midfielder/forward who was a four-year letterwinner ... Helped lead school to a CIF Division II state championship in 2008 and three consecutive Division III CIF San Diego titles from 2006 to 2008 ... Scored 154 points on 57 goals and 40 assists in her career, of which 87 points were tallied during her senior year ... Her goal (31) and assist (25) totals that season were the most in all of San Diego County ... Named San Diego CIF and Union-Tribune Player of the Year in 2008 ... Tabbed to the CIF San Diego first team and was honored as the Western League Player of the Year in 2007 ... Four-year scholar athlete ... Twice named to the All-Academic first team ... Member of the National Honor Society.

CLUB/ODP: Member of the San Diego Surf for more than a decade ... Named Surf Soccer Girls MVP in 2003 ... Helped lead Surf to a pair of regional championships in 2003 and 2005, and to three state titles in 2001, 2005 and 2006 ... Involved with ODP since 2003 ... Member of the ODP State Team from 2003 to 2005 and its Region IV Team from 2004 to 2008 ... Part of the ODP National Pool in 2004-05 ... Won five straight ODP regional crowns every year from 2003 to 2007 ... Honored with 2006 ODP team as National Co-Champions ... Reached the ODP national finals with her 2007 squad.

PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Patty and Mike Spacciapolli ... Sister to Monica Rose ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine because "everything seemed to fit: school, competitive soccer, coaches, beautiful place."

FAVORITES: Lists cooking and hanging out with her family as her hobbies ... Favorites include Andres Iniesta (pro soccer player), FC Barcelona(pro soccer team), Something Borrowed (book), Pirates of the Carribean (movie), The Bachelor (TV show), sushi (food) and football (sport other than soccer) ... Favorite things about soccer are "the passion, my teammates, the competitive nature and the way you feel after an awesome game."

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