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Maria Petroni

  • position Forward
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Flowery Branch, Ga.
  • High school Buford
  • position Forward
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Flowery Branch, Ga.
  • High school Buford

Maria Petroni Bio


2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

2010 – Played in all 25 games with 24 starts at forward/left winger … Had a career best season with two goals and three assists for seven points … Scored South Carolina[apos]s lone goal in a 1-1 draw against Arizona State (9/5) … Had a career best day against Ole MIss (10/1) with one goal and one assist for three points … Also had assists in back-to-back games against Minnesota (9/16) and Wake Forest (9/19) … The assist at Wake Forest was a game-winning assist … Registered 15 shots with nine coming on goal … Selective in her approach, never attempted more than two shots in a game … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009 – Played in 22 games at forward … Scored one goal and two assists for four points … Hit first career goal at 81:13 at Cincinnati (9/6) … Had assists against South Alabama (9/20) and Rutgers (11/15) for the game-winning goal in the NCAA Second Round … Registered four shots … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008 – Played in 17 matches with seven starts at forward … Tallied two assists for two points and recorded eight shots … Earned first career points with an assist against #7 Florida State (9/14) in her first career start … Registered the game-winning assist at Kentucky (10/3).

PRE-COLLEGE – Three-year member of Georgia ODP team (2005-07) … Named 2007 and 2008 Georgia Class AAAA to A Player of the Year … Honorable Mention at Region III ODP Camp (2006) … Three-time All-County (2006-08) … 2008 Georgia ‘Super Six’ selection … Played for Atlanta Fire United club team that won state championship in 2006 … Club team participated in Region III Premier League (2005-07) … Four-year National Honors Society and Beta Club member … Graduated third in her high school class and maintained over a 4.0 GPA all four years … Named Buford High Star Student for highest SAT score in senior class … Also lettered in track.

PERSONAL – Full name is Maria Louise Petroni … Majoring in exercise science (pre-med) … Member of the South Carolina Honors College … Hobbies include playing any kind of sports, riding horses, spending times with friends and family, reading and going to church … Chose USC over Mercer, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Samford, UAB and Miami (OH) … Has two brothers, David (17) and Phillip (14) … Born July 20, 1990 … Parents are David and Lori Petroni.

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