March 31, 2010
Santa Ana, Calif. - Three goals and three steals against Long Beach State (3/27/10) has netted Cal State Northridge water polo Heidi Pettinger Big West Player of the Week honors.
Pettinger, a sophomore center from Corona, Calif., now has 22 goals (fourth-best on the Matadors) in 24 games played this year, far surpassing her 12 goals in 36 games last year.
Pettinger's career-high three goals against the 49ers is the fourth time this year she has accomplished that feat.
Pettinger, in addition to her 22 goals, is among the team leaders in steals (25) and assists (15).
Pettinger returns to the pool on Friday (4/2/10, 3 p.m.) when tenth-ranked Cal State Northridge hosts 13th-ranked UC Irvine. On Saturday (4/3/10, 2:00 p.m.), the Matadors test top-ranked USC at the Trojan Pool.