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Water polo: Olympian Petri to be honored

By Jeff Faraudo
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 11:53 am in Alumni, Honors, Olympics.

Heather Petri/Photo courtesy Cal athletics

We don’t devote much attention to water polo in this space, but here’s a special event that may hold interest for Cal fans — especially those coming to Haas Pavilion for Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against Colorado.

Just before 1 p.m., next door at Spieker Aquatics Complex, Cal women’s water polo will retire the cap of former Bears star and four-time Olympian Heather Petri. Fifth-ranked Cal will take on top-ranked USC after ceremonies honoring Petri.

A 34-year-old graduate of Miramonte HS in Orinda, Petri was a two-time All-America player at Cal and earned four Olympic medals as a member of U.S. teams, including a gold in London last summer.

She recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan, where she and other Olympians (including former Cal rower Erin Cafaro) visited U.S. troops.

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  • Lilbear

    Thanks for the article Jeff! Go Heather!

  • Juancho

    Jeff I’m going through withdrawal. I need another hit of Kline. Can’t you cook up another post that’s Kline related ?

  • Will


  • Will

    Yes, it will forever be known as Zach Kline’s number, not Aaron Rodgers’ number.

  • Will

    Happy, Juancho?

    I’ve been swinging the rope nice and steady in spring practice.

  • Juancho

    Hahaha good job will.

    Jeff is putting code into his posts. Like davinci code.

    top ranKed

    Where complex orinda olympian is top ranked? National title JEFF?