Waves return a strong group of senior leaders including Spencer Hamby and Matt DeTrane.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Turned in solid senior campaign for the Waves ... Scored a pair of goals in first career multi-goal match at UC Davis (10/19) ... Chipped in three assists in final collegiate season.
PEPPERDINE 2011: As a junior in 2011, Peterson appeared in two games, notching two goals and adding one steal ... Scored first career goal in 15-4 victory over Pomona-Pitzer and followed up with a second goal in the next game, an 18-6 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the UCLA Invitational.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Did not play as a sophomore.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Redshirted his true freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Barbara (Calif.) High School in 2009 ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Made All-Channel League second team in 2007 and honorable mention in 2008 ... Helped team win Division II CIF Championship in 2006 and Channel League championships in 2006 and 2008 ... Also lettered in swimming ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Son of David and Sue Peterson ... Brother of Lukey Peterson and Whitney Eves ... Mother was an Olympic swimmer ... Majoring in advertising ... Studied abroad in Florence, Italy during the summer of 2010.
FAVORITES: Enjoys surfing ... Favorite pro athlete is Lakey Peterson ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is The Dangerous Book for Boys ... Favorite movie is Zombieland ... Favorite TV show is The Olympics ... Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson ... Favorite food is any kind of meat ... Favorite sport other than water polo is snowboarding.