Sixth-straight fall listing where the Gamecocks have posted the most student-athletes on the list
Senior forward works as a volunteer for several organizations
Kickoff scheduled for 10 p.m. (ET) in Palo Alto
Alabama scores in the 30th minute to end Carolina's eight-match winning streak
Eight Gamecocks to play their last games at Stone Stadium
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 - Played in all 25 games with 24 starts at forward/left winger ... Had a career best season with two goals and three assists for seven points ... Scored South Carolina's lone goal in a 1-1 draw against Arizona State (9/5) ... Had a career best day against Ole MIss (10/1) with one goal and one assist for three points ... Also had assists in back-to-back games against Minnesota (9/16) and Wake Forest (9/19) ... The assist at Wake Forest was a game-winning assist ... Registered 15 shots with nine coming on goal ... Selective in her approach, never attempted more than two shots in a game ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2009 - Played in 22 games at forward ... Scored one goal and two assists for four points ... Hit first career goal at 81:13 at Cincinnati (9/6) ... Had assists against South Alabama (9/20) and Rutgers (11/15) for the game-winning goal in the NCAA Second Round ... Registered four shots ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2008 - Played in 17 matches with seven starts at forward ... Tallied two assists for two points and recorded eight shots ... Earned first career points with an assist against #7 Florida State (9/14) in her first career start ... Registered the game-winning assist at Kentucky (10/3).
PRE-COLLEGE - Three-year member of Georgia ODP team (2005-07) ... Named 2007 and 2008 Georgia Class AAAA to A Player of the Year ... Honorable Mention at Region III ODP Camp (2006) ... Three-time All-County (2006-08) ... 2008 Georgia "Super Six" selection ... Played for Atlanta Fire United club team that won state championship in 2006 ... Club team participated in Region III Premier League (2005-07) ... Four-year National Honors Society and Beta Club member ... Graduated third in her high school class and maintained over a 4.0 GPA all four years ... Named Buford High Star Student for highest SAT score in senior class ... Also lettered in track.
PERSONAL - Full name is Maria Louise Petroni ... Majoring in exercise science (pre-med) ... Member of the South Carolina Honors College ... Hobbies include playing any kind of sports, riding horses, spending times with friends and family, reading and going to church ... Chose USC over Mercer, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Samford, UAB and Miami (OH) ... Has two brothers, David (17) and Phillip (14) ... Born July 20, 1990 ... Parents are David and Lori Petroni.