Weight: 155 lbs.
Education: UC Berkeley 2002
Club: New York Athletic Club, Rari Nantes, (ITA)
Birthplace: Oakland, CA
Hometown: Orinda, CA
Residence: Long Beach, CA
Scored five goals during 2007 Holiday Cup…Put home two goals during 2007 Pan American Games …Netted five goals at Super Final 2007 …Helped Team USA win gold at the 2007 World Championships, 2006 Holiday Cup and 2006 FINA World League…Scored in the USA’s gold-medal win over Canada at the 2003 Pan American Games to qualify for the Athens Olympics...Had four goals at Pan Ams...Saw a lot of playing time at the 2003 World Championships and scored in the USA’s semifinal win over Russia before the USA claimed the gold medal...Netted four goals at 2002 FINA World Cup...Olympic Silver Medalist at 2000 Sydney Games... Began training with the national team on 1998…chosen at the last minute to train with the National Team for the 2000 Olympics… Is a strong contributor on both offense and defense for Team USA...Adds tremendous speed to the USA lineup...A member of the Golden Bear Summer National Club Championship teams in 1998 and 1999.
Played for Rari Nantes in Florence, Italy during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons.
Was a Collegiate All-American in 1999...Earned 1st Team All-Regional Qualifier...2nd Team MPSF, 1st Team MPSF Tournament and 1st Team All-National honors in 1999...Was named Team Captain at Cal Berkeley during the 1999 and 2001 seasons...Was fourth on the team in scoring with 33 goals in 199...Was a member of the 1997 and 1998 Cal Berkeley Collegiate National Teams which placed second in each season.
Was a founding member of Miramonte High School’s first girls water polo team after having played on the boys team...Helped Miramonte win the North Coast section title her senior year...Served as a two-time captain of the water polo and swim teams at Miramonte...Was a Senior National swimmer with Walnut Creek Aquabears.
Petri is known as “Petie” among her friends and teammates…One of the most experienced players on the National Team…Parents are Charlie and Karen Petri…Hobbies include photography, drinking coffee with friends and traveling…Happiest moments in sports were winning gold two-times at the World Championships.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
2007 FINA World League Super Final, Montreal, Canada, 1st place
2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 1st place
2006 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, CA , 1st place
2006 FINA World Cup, Tianjin, China, 4th place
2006 FINA World League, Cosenza, Italy, 1st place
2005 FINA World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 2nd place
2005 FINA World League, 5th place
2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 3rd place
2004 Holiday Cup, La Jolla, CA, 1st place
2004 FINA World League Series, Long Beach, CA, 1st place
2003 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, CA, 1st place
2003 Pan American Games, Dominican Republic, 1st place
2003 World Championships, Barcelona, Spain, 1st place
2002 FINA World Cup, Perth, Australia, 2nd place
2002 Holiday Cup, Palo Alto, United States, 1st place
2002 USA Cup, Chicago, United States, 3rd place
2001 FINA World Championships, Fukuoka, Japan, 4th place
2001 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, United States, 1st place
2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia, 2nd place
2000 Olympic Qualification Tournament, Palermo, Sicily, 2nd place
2000 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, CA, 1st place
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
Favorite Food: Breakfast Food (eggs, pancakes, hash browns, French toast, bacon, etc.)
Favorite Movie: Too many to pick
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt
Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, and Reese Witherspoon
Favorite Songs: “Magic” by Colbie Caillat, “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts, “Holes to Heaven” by Jack Johnson, “The Way I Are” by Timbaland
Personal Theme Song: “Got To Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye
Favorite Musicians: Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Colbie Caillat, KT Tunstall
Favorite Color: Aquamarine Blue
Facebook or Myspace: Facebook
Best Present Ever Received: Kitten
Best Halloween Costume: Baby bear of Goldie Locks and the three bears
Magical Power if Available: Fly (save money on gas)
Sport to play other than water polo: Swimming or Soccer
Supports Breast Cancer awareness and Green Awareness (earth)…Started playing water polo with boys…helped start a girls team…keeps playing because she is still learning how to improve her skills…best part of water polo are the horses (sic)…Hopes to one day be on the Oprah show or Ellen DeGeneres show…Would like to be on a Wheaties Box…Would like to travel the USA in an RV and visit every state