Nov. 8, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine senior forward Lindsey Redlin has earned the second All-West Coast Conference (WCC) first team honor of her career, the conference announced Wednesday morning. Sophomore defender Kelsey Baker and her midfield teammate Emily Wynne were named All-WCC second team, while senior forward Jennifer Brewer and freshman forward Sophia Medina earned honorable mention. Defender Courtney Price, along with Medina, were both voted to the all-freshman team by the league's coaches.
For Redlin, the WCC accolade capped a successful four-year career with the Waves as she recorded four goals and a record-setting 10 assists this season to total her career statistics to 19 goals and 16 assists for 54 points. The Reseda, Calif. native concluded her career ninth in Pepperdine history in goals and points and shares a seventh place spot with two other Pepperdine standouts in assists. She also earned All-WCC honorable mention her freshman year in 2003 along with Brewer.
As a senior, Brewer knocked in three goals for six points as she played defender and forward throughout her career. Brewer, a La Mirada, Calif. native, totaled 13 goals and three assists for 29 points in four years and became only the third player in Pepperdine history to register a hat trick, which she performed in 2003.
Baker and Wynne earned All-WCC honors for the first time in their career. Baker, who earned a starting position at defender this season, helped the Waves to six shutouts and a goals against average of 0.93. Wynne recorded five goals and 10 assists for a team-leading 20 points this season.
In her rookie year, Medina scored five goals, including three game winners, and was credited with an assist, while Price added an assist while appearing in all of the Waves' 20 matches.
Pepperdine concluded its regular season with a 3-0 victory over WCC foe Gonzaga and anxiously awaited Monday's NCAA Tournament field announcement. But the Waves' hopes of a sixth straight appearance to the NCAA Championship Tournament turned to disappointment as the 64-team bracket did not include the orange and blue.
Regardless of the untimely end to the Waves' season, Pepperdine proved its staying power in one of the strongest Division I conferences as it finished third, behind Santa Clara and Portland, with a 4-2-1 record. The third-place finish marks the best for the Waves since 2002, when the program won a share of the conference title.
Concluding the season with an 11-6-3 overall record, the Waves posted upset wins over then-No. 18 Kansas and No. 3 Santa Clara, which is the second straight year the program recorded a shutout win over the powerhouse Broncos.
In the final ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the Waves checked in at No. 19 and were ranked No. 5 in the West region.
For the first time in four years, Pepperdine remained unbeaten when playing at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu with a 7-0-2 record. Along with the home Gonzaga and Santa Clara wins, Pepperdine posted victories over Idaho, Tulsa, Wisconsin, San Diego State and San Diego in overtime.
The 2006 campaign marked the final season for seven Pepperdine seniors including forwards Brewer, Redlin and Ashlee Doi, midfielders Lauren Treinen and Loretta Younkin and defenders Caitlin Mitchell and Courtney Nelson. The seniors helped lead the team to an overall record of 49-23-10, three NCAA Tournament appearances and in 2005, led the team to its second "Sweet 16" appearance. Along with the No. 19 rank by the NSCAA, the group also helped the Waves to two other Top 20 final national rankings-- No. 16 last season and No. 20 in 2003.