16 - Marie Pedersen
Marie Pedersen
Height: 5-6
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
High School: Peninsula HS
College: University of Southern California
Position: D
Experience: 1V

CAL STATE FULLERTON

2005 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Missed the entire season recovering from a knee injury suffered at the end of the 2004 season.

2004 (JUNIOR): Appeared in only five matches on the season.


2003 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in nine matches, making four starts... missed the latter part of the season after an ACL tear... took two shots on the year.


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

2002 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in eight matches for the Women of Troy off the bench, helping lead USC to an 11-8-3 overall record and a 5-4 mark in Pacific-10 Conference play... the Women of Troy advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2002 before falling to UCLA, 1-0, in overtime.


PENINSULA HS

Four-year varsity letterwinner at Peninsula HS in Rancho Palos Verdes... selected to play in the 2002 Powerade McDonald's All-American High School game in Charleston, S.C., and was the only player from Southern California selected to play in the game... earned All-America honors as a senior and was named the state's player of the year... earned All-CIF Division I and Daily Breeze All-Area team honors as a senior.


PERSONAL

Born February 24, 1984, in San Pedro, Calif... parents are Jeff and Marie... her father was an outfielder for the USC baseball team from 1970-72 and won three straight NCAA national championships.