|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
|High School:||St. Louis University|
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2005: Started in 31 games... accumulated 236 blocks for an 8.3 blocks per game average... also produced 35 steals and 14 assists... recorded 12 blocks against Redlands (9/11)... rejected 10 shots against Whittier College (9/24)... turned back 17 shots against Claremont (10/8)... had 13 saves and two steals against UC Davis (10/22)... posted 11 saves against BYU-Hawai'i.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2004: Redshirted the season
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003: Saw action in six contests... earned an assist against Cal Maritime... posted six steals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Louis University High School and was a goalkeeper under coaches Paul Baudendistel and Charlie Busenhart... led team to 20-2 record his senior season... team took the state championship title in 2001 and runner-up in 2000... was named second-team All-State goalie in 2000 and first-team in 2001... recorded a 75 percent save percentage his senior year, the school record... his goals against average was less than three all four years he played.
PERSONAL: Full name is John Michael Petersen... parents are J. Scott and Elizabeth Petersen... has one sister Elisa... played club water polo for the Jungle Cats, who participated in the 2001 Junior Olympics, and for Daisy Water Polo, coached by Don Casey... major is civil engineering and minor is economics.
Petersen's Career Statistics
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