NEW MEXICOA solid returning defender who brings experience and shut down capability to the 2008 season ... a two-year starter with 3,416 career minutes, the most of any returning player.
2007 - JUNIOR SEASONStarted all 17 games at defender ... logged 1,477 minutes while helping the defense to a school record for fewest goals allowed in a season (14).
2006 - SOPHOMORE SEASON:Started 16 games last year, recording two assists ... made her first career assist against UC-Irvine on Sept. 4 ... also had an assist against St. Mary's ... stepped into a starting role and developed into the system, helping UNM shut down its opponent ... held opponents to 17 goals, a new school record, and limited the total shots taken (220) ... played a total of 1,423 minutes.
2005 - FRESHMAN SEASON:Made 15 appearances in 2005 ... logged 516 minutes on the field as a newcomer and took four shots with one on goal.
HIGH SCHOOL:A three-year letterwinner at outside midfielder at Fountain Valley High School ... helped lead the team to first Sunset League championship in school history as a sophomore ... led the team in scoring her junior year ... three-time all-Sunset League honoree, making first team as a senior ... two-time Coaches Award ... was awarded Co-MVP of high school team...three-year nominee for the Coronet Award in athletics ... named high school Female Athlete of the Year ... also lettered in swimming and basketball ... two-time Sunset League finalist in the 50 free (swimming) ... earned 10 varsity letters playing three sports in high school (soccer, basketball and swimming) ... five-year member of the Irvine Strikers Soccer Club under head coach Don Ebert ... played marking back for the Strikers, helping the team become two-time National State Cup Finalist ... named Outstanding Senior Athlete and was named Athlete of the Month in January of 2005 ... earned the 2002 PTSA Student Achievement Award-Foreign Language ... 2004 Student Leader for Every 15 Minutes program.
PERSONAL:Born March 12, 1987, in Long Beach, Calif. ... parents are Chris and Carol Peterson ... has younger sister, Kelsey ... enjoys listening to music, watching movies and dancing ... majoring in Elementary Education.