11 Marissa Petras
11 Marissa Petras
Height: 5-8
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Felton, Ca.
High School: San Lorenzo Valley HS
Position: Attacker

2014 Season
Played in eight games with five goals in seven attempts for a .714 shooting percentage ... Scored a season-high two goals against Cal Lutheran (3/20/14) ... Added three assists and a steal. 

High School
A three-sport athlete in water polo, soccer and volleyball at San Lorenzo Valley HS … Has won numerous honors including MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards … Has played in the Junior Olympics program.

Matador Memo
Her parents are Ginnette and Steven Petras … Has two brothers (Cameron, Matthew) … Her favorite team is the Argentina soccer squad … Her favorite professional athlete is soccer star Lionel Messi … Hugh Jackman and Emma Stone are her favorite actor and actress, respectively … Her favorite television program is Heroes … Her favorite movie is Pride & Prejudice … Loves to eat pizza but stays away from onions … Likes to listen to the music of Imagine Dragons, and Josh Groban … Chose CSUN because of the water polo and kinesiology programs … Her greatest sports moment was being name MVP at a senior varsity all-star game for the Monterey Bay League … The best athlete Marissa has competed against is U.S. water polo player Natalie Seidemann … Her best friend from another college is Hayley Smith at Sonoma State … The best thing about a student-athlete, according to Marissa, is priority registration … The toughest thing about being a student-athlete is “finding the time to study” … Loves to “blast music” as a favorite pre-game ritual … When Marissa relaxes, she likes to shop or watch tv with her friends … Water polo would be a much better sport, according to Marissa, if there was a better pool at CSUN … Her favorite website is Facebook … The most famous people Marissa has met are water polo stars Tony Azevedo and Natalie Seidemann … Would have like to have met Etta James … According to Marissa, she would like to be stranded with Harrison Ford … Would like to switch places with Beyonce … If Marissa had to listen to one CD, it would be the Rock of Ages soundtrack … If Marissa had a million dollars, she would buy her parents their dream cards and a house anywhere they wanted … The best advice Marissa ever received was “take life one step at a time” … Her advice to young people “you regret the things you didn’t do more than the things you did” … The title of her autobiography was “Eat, Get Fat, Work Out” … If a movie was made about Marissa Petras life, Angelina Jolie would play the lead actress … Marissa can’t go a week without singing, playing water polo and being with friends … One possession Marissa can’t live without is her car … If she could change one thing in the world, it would be to eliminate cancer … Her mom’s funny expressions make Marissa smile … Her greatest heo is her brother Cameron … Kinesiology major.


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