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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

    BREAKING NEWS: CAL TO RETIRE ZACH KLINE’S NUMBER

  • 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
    compLex
    olympIan
    oriNda
    whEre

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