Pepperdine Women’s Soccer: Harbison, Preece Earn All-West Region First Team Honors

(Malibu, Ca) Seniors Brielle Preece and Hailey Harbison of the Pepperdine women’s soccer team earned spots on the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region first team this week.

Harbison is now a three-time All-West Region first team selection – becoming just the second Wave to achieve this feat besides Lynn Williams – and earned All-Region honors in each of her four playing seasons. Preece made the second team last season.

Harbison (Rancho Penasquitos, Calif./Westview HS), a redshirt senior defender, made the All-Region first team as a freshman in 2014, and again in 2017 and 2018. She was on the third team in 2015. This year, she became the first WCC player ever to repeat as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. Harbison earned All-WCC honors all four of her seasons (twice on the first team, once on the second team and once on honorable mention). She was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list at the start of the season. Harbison started all 19 games and had one goal and two assists. Harbison made 80 career starts, tied for second all-time among Pepperdine field players.

Preece (Livermore, Calif./Granada HS), a redshirt senior goalkeeper, earned the WCC Goalkeeper of the Year award for the second straight season. Preece also made the All-WCC first team for the second straight year. She led the WCC in goals-against average and shutouts both overall (0.84, nine) and in league play (0.42, five) in 2018. She set the Pepperdine career record for goals-against average (0.59) and finished fourth in shutouts (23).

Pepperdine finished the 2018 season with an 11-6-2 record and in third place in the WCC with a 6-1-2 mark.

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