|High School:||Mead HS '08|
2009: Had an impressive sophomore season, averaging 2.23 digs per set for the third-best average on the team. Became a member of EWU’s 30-dig club when she picked up a career-high 33 digs against Idaho (Sept. 30), which was the top defensive performance for any Eagle during the 2009 campaign. Tallied double-digit digs in four other contests, including a team-leading 16 pickups in Eastern’s 3-1 victory over Gonzaga (Oct. 6). Registered 71 digs in a four-match stretch from Sept. 30 – Oct. 9, earning Co-Big Sky Player of the Week (Oct. 5) accolades for her efforts. Selected to the Big Sky All-Academic team.
2008: As a freshman, Petroni saw action in nine
matches for the Eagles. She played well in the back row, especially
in the early part of the campaign. In the team’s opening
match of the season against Denver on Aug. 29, she tallied four
digs in a 25-18, 25-17, 25-22 loss to the Pioneers. The following
week, Petroni recorded five digs and had a service ace in an
impressive 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19 win over Notre Dame. Her
other multi-dig output came Oct. 13 in Eastern’s annual
rivalry match with Gonzaga, as she contributed four to an exciting
25-14, 25-20, 15-25, 24-26, 15-11 win over the Bulldogs.
High School: Petroni was the starting libero at Mead High School her last two years as a Panther. Her senior season, she helped lead MHS to its fifth straight 4A state title. The Panthers beat Spokane rival Lewis & Clark in the championship match her junior and senior seasons. Additionally, she lettered in track and field and saw playing time with the basketball squad. Petroni was also a member of the National Honor Society, carried a 3.85 grade point average and was a Presidential Scholarship honoree. At Eastern Washington, she is a finance major. Her parents are Stephen and Laurie Petroni.