Whitney Peterson

Meridian, ID

Nickname: Whit
Hometown: Meridian, Idaho
Currently Living In: Appleton, Wisconsin
School: Played soccer at Idaho State University (2013-2015) and Boise State University (2012). Graduate school at the University of Puget Sound.
Graduation year: 2016
Area of study/what do you want to do: I have a B.S. in Exercise Science and am currently finishing my Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Occupation: Soon to be physical therapist! Graduating and taking boards this summer.

Position: Outside Midfield / Forward
Playing Soccer Since: 7 or 8 years old
Last Team You Played For: Idaho State University
Favorite soccer memory: Getting to play a division I college soccer game against my little sister. My mom cut t-shirts from both schools in half and sewed them together so she would be neutral. I scored, and we won the game.
Biggest soccer accomplishment: The further from my time playing college soccer I get, the more I realize that my biggest accomplishments were the relationships I built. I was so lucky to have the opportunity to travel the country while playing the sport I love with my best friends.
Biggest life accomplishment: Finishing the coursework for my doctorate and being so close to graduating!
Soccer Idols: Julie Foudy, Megan Rapinoe

Favorite Food: Would I be a true Idahoan if I didn't say potatoes? But also, popcorn.
Favorite Hobby: Snowboarding, camping, hiking
Hidden talent: Riding dirt bikes
Top 2 Favorite Movies: Dark Night and Christmas Vacation
Favorite Band/Artist: Chris Young

What do you bring to the team? Grit and experience.
Why do you love soccer? It's hard to put into words, but stepping onto the field feels like letting everything else go. There's something so special about getting into a rhythm with your teammates and having the game just flow. 
What are you excited about? Working hard for my minutes and playing soccer at a high level again.
What does this mean for you? A whole lot. I just moved here from the west coast, so I'm excited to play competitive soccer and to get to know my teammates. 
Whitney says...
The Glory provides an opportunity to continue playing the sport at a high level after graduating from college, as well as for developing younger players. After college, there aren't a lot of opportunities for female soccer players to continue playing at a high level and there's a really difficult transition that happens. It's so amazing that people have worked this hard to create an opportunity for us to continue playing and share our love of the game with younger players in the area.