Women's Senior National Team




Heather Petri
Heather  Petri

Hometown:
Orinda, CA

Last College:
UC Berkeley 2002

Height:
5-11

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
06/13/1978

Club:
NY Athletic Club


11/10/2016

50 Years Of Miramonte High School (CA) Water Polo Celebrated This Fall

First men's water polo season took place in 1967-68

05/17/2016

Brenda Villa, Adam Krikorian Headline Pac-12 All-Century Women's Water Polo Team

Several Team USA greats recognized for their college exploits

06/03/2015

USA Water Polo Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame; Celebrates National Award Winners & Retired Olympians

Water polo community gathers in Costa Mesa to honor greats of the game

09/17/2014

CIF Opens Voting For All-Century Fall Team; Heavy Water Polo Presence On Ballot

Voting recognizes 100 years of California Interscholastic Federation Competition

02/17/2014

Get in the Olympic Spirit with Heather Petri

Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program

04/11/2013

60 seconds with olympic gold medalist Heather Petri.

60 Seconds With - Heather Petri

10/15/2012

The Women's National Team make countless media appearances.

Women's National Team Sizzle Reel

07/16/2012

U.S. Women sweep Hungary in a four game series.

Women's Olympic Team vs. Hungary - Series Recap

07/10/2012

Good luck to the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams in London!

Olympic Send-Off

05/22/2012

The Women's Olympic Team has been announced!

Women's Olympic Team Press Conference Recap

03/08/2013

2011 Pan American Games

USA Women Win Gold

03/08/2013

USA Women Visit Athleta

In-store visit - The Grove

02/13/2013

2012 Olympic Games - Women's Water Polo

The U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England winning the gold medal.

02/13/2013

Team USA Gold Medal Appearances

The U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team shares their Gold Medals with the community

Gold Medalist at the 2012 Olympic Games in London England... Earned a Silver Medal at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, making her one of two American players that have earned three Olympic medals. ... A veteran on the roster and oldest player ...Well-rounded player that boasts scoring ability and solid defensive tactics.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Logged one goal at the 2012 Olympics in London, England, helping Team USA earn Gold Medals... Fired four goals at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Scored four goals on the way to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Notched five goals during a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Scored two goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Missed the 2010 FINA World Cup rehabbing from knee surgery...Fired in two goals during the Gold Medal Run at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final...Blasted in seven goals during Gold Medal run at 2009 FINA World Championships...Added a goal and two assists during a Silver Medal run at the 2008 Olympic Games...Tallied seven scores during Silver Medal run at 2008 FINA World League Super Final... 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 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 in 1999...chosen at the last minute to train with the National Team for the 2000 Olympics... A member of the Golden Bear Summer National Club Championship teams in 1998 and 1999.

PROFESSIONAL
Played for Flamengo in Rio de Janiero Brazil, helping them win their 2010 National League title...Played the 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 season with Vouliagmeni Nautical Club, helping them to win European Champions Cup 2 years in a row...Played for Rari Nantes in Florence, Italy during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons.

COLLEGE
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Petri is known as "Peti" among her friends and teammates...One of the most experienced players on the National Team...Loves water polo because of the team camaraderie and working toward a common goal.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2012 OLYMPICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1ST PLACE
  • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, CHANGSHU, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 6TH PLACE
  • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, TIANJIN, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2010 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SAN DIEGO, CA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ROME, ITALY, 1ST PLACE
  • 2009 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KIRISHI, RUSSIA 1ST PLACE
  • 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES, BEIJING, CHINA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2008 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, TENERIFE, SPAIN, 2ND PLACE
  • 2007 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
  • 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

FUN FACTS ABOUT HEATHER

FAVORITE QUOTES: "THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED. THEY MUST BE FELT WITH THE HEART." -HELEN KELLER
"DO ONE THING EVERY DAY THAT SCARES YOU". -UNKNOWN
FAVORITE FOOD: BREAKFAST FOOD (EGGS, PANCAKES, HASH BROWNS, FRENCH TOAST, BACON, ETC.)
FAVORTIE MOVIE: WITHOUT LIMITS, MIRACLE, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, LOVE ACTUALLY
FAVORITE ACTORS: TAYLOR KITSCH, HENERY CAVIL, CHANNING TATUM
FAVORITE ACTRESSES: CATE BLANCHETTE, KATE HUDSON, JULIA ROBERTS
FAVORITE SONGS: "SHOOTING STARS" BY BAG RAIDERS, "INDESTRUCTIBLE" BY ROBYN", AND "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE" BY BRUNO MARS
PERSONAL THEME SONG: "GOT TO GIVE IT UP" BY MARVIN GAYE
FAVORITE MUSICIANS: P!NK, RIHANNA, MJ, JACK JOHNSON
FAVORITE COLOR: AQUAMARINE BLUE
FACEBOOK OR MYSPACE: FACEBOOK
BEST PRESENT EVER RECEIVED: KITTEN
BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME: BABY BEAR OF GOLDIE LOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS
MAGICAL POWER IF AVAILABLE: FLY (SAVE MONEY ON GAS)
SPORT TO PLAY OTHER THAN WATER POLO: SWIMMING OR SOCCER ETCETERA: ADVOCATE FOR THE ORGANIZATIONS "RIGHT TO PLAY" , "ATHLETES FOR HOPE" AND "SWIM ACROSS AMERICA (CANCER)"...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

MORE HEADLINES

TOP VIDEOS
PROMOTION

CALENDAR

Follow us!

Instagram

USA Water Polo - 2124 Main Street, Suite 240 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 - 714.500.5445. - www.usawaterpolo.org
Back to top