Taylor Alvarado
Taylor  Alvarado


Santa Paula, Calif.

High School:
Santa Paula HS





LMU Plays Spoiler on Senior Day for No. 15 Women's Soccer

Pepperdine still has a chance to lock up a conference championship next week.


No. 19 Waves Get Late Goal to Beat San Francisco 1-0

Pepperdine is currently four points ahead of LMU in the conference standings.


No. 25 Pepperdine Plays to 1-1 Draw With Kansas

The Waves play their last non-conference matchup of the regular season tomorrow.


Alvarado's OT Goal Propels Waves Past NC State

Both of the Waves wins have come early in overtime so far this season.


Waves Host Wells Fargo PCH Cup Rival LMU on Sunday

Pepperdine hosts two final regular-season matches, beginning with Loyola Marymount on Nov. 2 and BYU on Nov. 9.


Soccer vs. LMU

Soccer vs. LMU, Senior Day


Soccer vs. San Francisco

Soccer vs. San Francisco (10/23/16)


Women's Soccer vs. San Diego (10/18/2014)

Stephen Wandzura's photos from the Waves' 2-1 home loss to the Toreros.


Women's Soccer vs. Cal

Pepperdine opened the 2013 season with a 1-1 draw vs. No. 18 Cal (8/26/13).

Alvarado Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

PEPPERDINE 2016: Appeared in 20 games for the Waves as a senior, making eight starts … Was seventh on the team with five total points, scoring two goals and posting one assist … Scored the game-winning in a 1-0 win over San Francisco (10/23) … Scored a goal against Kansas (9/18) and then posted an assist against Cal Poly (9/23) in back-to-back games … Took 14 shots on the year, putting 10 on target.

PEPPERDINE 2015: Competed in 14 games for the Waves, making three starts as a junior … Scored one goal and tallied one assist to post three total points for the Waves, tied for fifth most on the team … Took 11 shots on the year, putting five on target … Scored a game-winning goal against NC State (8/23) … Posted an assist against Gonzaga (10/23) in a 4-0 win.

Appeared in 23 games for the Waves as a sophomore and made a total of 13 starts ... Posted four goals on the season, tied for third most on the team ... Also tallied two assists for a total of 10 points on the year, also tied for third most on the squad ... Took 23 total shots, putting 10 on target ... scored a game-winning goal at then-No. 15 USC (9/21) ... Posted two assists against Illinois State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (11/21).

Saw action in all 19 games as a freshman and made eight starts ... Attempted 17 shots and put eight on goal ... Started the season opener vs. Cal (8/26) and made two starts in WCC play.

MEXICO: Represented Mexico on the U-17 National Team in the 2012 World Cup Qualifiers in Guatemala under the guidance of head coach Leonardo Cuellar ... Advanced to the U-17 World Cup and played for Mexico in Azerbaijan ... Took part in the 2014 CONCACAF U-20 Championships and helped Mexico to a second-place finish, qualifying the country for the 2014 U-20 World Cup ... Competed with Mexico at the U-20 World Cup in Canada, appearing in one game.

CLUB: Spent three seasons with the Eagles Soccer Club under the direction of head coaches Lalo Alvarado and Michael Alexander ... Eagles reached the finals of the 2013 National Cup.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Paula (Calif.) High School in 2013 ... Had a prolific four-year varsity career under the direction of head coach Jesus Cordova ... Recorded a remarkable 151 goals and 31 assists, including a career-high 44 scoring strikes as a senior - both marks stand as school records ... Inducted into the Ventura County Hall of Fame ... Captured first-team All-CIF, all-league and all-county accolades after every prep season for the Cardinals ... Helped SPHS to two runner-up league showings in both the Tri-Valley League (2011-12) and the Frontier League (2009-10) ... One prep teammate plays Division I soccer.

PERSONAL: Born in Ventura, Calif. ... Daughter of Kristine and Lalo Alvarado ... Father, Lalo played college soccer at Cal State Los Angeles and spent three seasons in the professional ranks ... Majoring in sports administration ... Chose Pepperdine for its strong academic program, the faith-based institutional values, the quality of the soccer program and the beauty of campus.

FAVORITES: Lionel Messi (favorite professional athlete); Manchester United (favorite pro team); The Hunger Games (book); Pitch Perfect (movie); Revenge (TV show); Philip Phillips (musical artist); Mexican (food); track (sport other than soccer) ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family and bike riding in free time ... Favorite part of playing soccer is learning how to work well with others and making friendships through competition ... Names her father, Lalo, as her biggest sports hero ... Considers most thrilling moment was playing first match in the 2012 U-17 World Cup against New Zealand.

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