11 Lindsey Petroni
11 Lindsey Petroni
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Mead HS '08
Position: DS
Experience: 2L

2010: Petroni, who was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for the second-consecutive year, led EWU’s back-court defense in 2010, averaging 3.94 digs per set. She improved that average to 4.38 during conference play, which ranked fifth overall in league-only statistics. She had seven matches with 20+ digs and two outings with more than 30. She recorded a season-high 32 pickups on two different occasions, which was the fifth-best defensive performance turned in by all players in the Big Sky in 2010. Petroni played a pivotal role in Eastern’s come-from-behind victory against Montana (Oct. 30), as she had 29 digs and five assists. She had a career-high six assists against Northern Arizona (Nov. 13), to go along with 17 digs. She helped Eastern to a 3-0 sweep of Sacramento State (Nov. 20) in the final game of the season with 20 digs, five assists and a season-high two service aces. Petroni now owns the eighth, ninth and 10th-best single-game dig performances in EWU history.

2009: Petroni had an impressive sophomore season, averaging 2.23 digs per set for the third-best average on the team. She 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. She tallied double-digit digs in four other contests, including a team-leading 16 pickups in Eastern’s 3-1 victory over Gonzaga (Oct. 6). She 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. Following the season, she was elected to the Big Sky All-Academic team.

2008: As a freshman, Petroni saw action in nine matches for the Eagles. In the team’s opening match of the season against Denver (Aug. 29), she tallied four digs in a 3-0 loss to the Pioneers. The following week, Petroni recorded five digs and had a service ace in an impressive 3-1 victory over Notre Dame. Her other multi-dig output came in Eastern’s annual rivalry match with Gonzaga (Oct. 13), as she contributed four pickups to aid in the exciting five-set win over the Bulldogs.

High School:  Petroni, a 2008 graduate of Mead High School in Spokane, Wash., was the starting libero for the Panthers her last two years with the team. 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 a member of the National Honor Society, carried a 3.85 grade point average throughout high school and was a Presidential Scholarship honoree.

Personal: Daughter of Stephen and Laurie Petroni. Majoring in business management.

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