Trojans top the Golden Bears 11-6 at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
USC puts its powerful balance on display in a key MPSF win over the Bruins.
The hot-handed junior had a hat trick in USC’s MPSF-opening road win to net her first weekly honor from the conference.
Trojans fight back to beat Stanford in the semis before beating the Bruins in the title match.
Ranked No. 1 in the land for the first time since 2014, USC hosts the Matadors at 1 p.m. at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
This season: Avery Peterson enters her third season at USC.
2015: Peterson scored 13 goals as a sophomore... Scored in nine games with three multiple-goal outings... Set a new career high with a hat trick vs. Redlands... Scored once during the MPSF Tournament and once during the NCAA Tournament... Earned ACWPC All-Academic and MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete honors.
2014: Peterson scored seven goals as a freshman... First career goals came in a two-goal outing in the season opener vs. Sonoma State, setting a career high for herself... Scored in six games overall... A member of USC’s NCAA Tournament roster... Earned ACWPC All-Academic honors.
High School: Peterson was a two-time All-CIF Division I Second Team honoree at Newport Harbor High… Named to all-league first team as a senior and the second team as a junior… Selected to the Daily Pilot’s Newport Mesa Dream Team in 2012 and 2013… One of OC Register’s Fab 15 Juniors in 2012… A member of the CIF Division I Championship Team in 2012… An honor student… Played club for Newport Water Polo Foundation and Socal Water Polo.
Personal: Peterson is majoring in communication… Parents are Anne and Dave… Has two older sisters, Allyssa and Amanda… Enjoys traveling and going to the beach… Favorite food is sushi… Would like to visit South Africa and Australia… Born July 17, 1995.