19 Heidi Pettinger
19 Heidi Pettinger
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
High School: Ayala HS
Position: Two-Meter Defender

2012 Season
First Team All-Big West Conference … Co-MVP (Defense) … Named All-Academic by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) … Also named to the Big West All-Academic team …Scored 29 goals along with a team-leading 29 field blocks, #2 in kick outs drawn (40), #3 in steals (44) and #6 in assists (30) … Scored a season-high three goals against then sixth-ranked Hawaii (2/25/12), Cal Baptist (4//12) and La Verne (4/22/12) … Finished her career with 132 goals (#6 in school history), 116 assists (#5 in school history), 143 steals (#6 in school history) and 136 kickouts drawn (#3 in school history).

2011 Season
Named honorable mention All-Big West Conference ... Voted CSUN's MVP Defensive Player ... Named All-Academic by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... Also named Big West All-Academic for a second straight season ... The team's #2 scorer with 62 goals (#2 in the Big West Conference), second-best in the Big West Conference and seventh-best for a single season in school history ... Scored at least one goal in 29 of the team's 37 games ... Scored two or more goals in 18 games including a career-high five goals in the 10-9 victory over Cal State San Bernardino (4/3/11) ... Scored four goals in three games ... Has scored 103 career goals (12 goals in 2009, 29 goals in 2010, 62 goals in 2011), ninth-best in school history ... Tops on the team in field blocks (20), steals (42) and assists (51, #5 for a single season) ... Earlier this year gained Big West Player of the Week for her eleven goals, four assists, two steals, one field block and eleven ejections drawn in wins over UC Davis (14-13, 4/2/11), Pacific (11-9, 4/3/11) and Cal State San Bernardino (10-9, 4/3/11) ... Her 99 career steals and 86 career assists are tenth-best in school history.

2010 Season
During the season was named Big West Player of the Week for her three goals and three steals against Long Beach State (3/27/10) ... Among the team leaders in goals scored with 29 (#19 in the BWC) ... Scored three goals in games against Hartwick (2/6/10), Wagner (3/11/10), and against UCSB (4/24/10) in the semifinals at the Big West Tournament ... Named an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC)...A Big West All-Academic selection.

2009 Season
Voted CSUN co-Most Improved Player ... Scored 12 goals in 2009 ... Scored a season-high three goals against Sonoma State (3/15/09).

High School
A three-year starter on the water polo team at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, Calif. ... A first team All-CIF and all-league selection during her senior season in 2008 ... Scored 69 goals, collected 37 assists and had 31 steals in 2008 ... Also gained all-league and All-CIF status during her previous three seasons ... Team captain during her junior and senior seasons ... Team MVP in 2008 ... Helped lead her team to the CIF finals all four years of high school ... Ayala captured the CIF title during an undefeated season in 2006 ... In four seasons, her team captured the league title with undefeated records ... A standout competitor on the swim team ... helped lead the swim team to the league title in 2007 ... Also participated in the discus and shot put on the track & field team.

Matador Memo
Born February 3, 1990 ... Parents are Denise and Don Pettinger ... Has one brother (Eric) and one sister (Sara).

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