Alli Peterson prepped at Iowa City West under Coach Dave Rosenthal and finished runner-up at the state tournament in 2011 before two consecutive quarterfinal appearances in 2012 and 2013. She earned Mississippi Valley Conference first-team honors in 2012 and 2013, including second-team all-state recognition in 2013. Peterson was recognized as a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee in 2012 and 2013, while earning Press-Citizen Female Player of the Year honors in 2013. She captained her prep squad in 2013 and 2014 and is tabbed as the No. 29 midfielder and No. 113 player overall in the Class of 2014 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Peterson played club soccer under Coach Jose Fagardo with Sereno in the Elite Clubs National League.
Alli is the daughter of Hap and Barb Peterson and was born on Jan. 25, 1996. She has three brothers: Drew, Nathan and Will. Alli plans to major in pre-education at Nebraska.
Peterson on Nebraska
“Nebraska is a special school where athletes are not just looked at as ‘athletes.’ Although Nebraska has a very strong tradition of athletics, Nebraska also puts a high value on education, personal growth and preparing student-athletes for their lives past college. At Nebraska I will be provided with the opportunity to become the best athlete and person I can because of the support they will provide. I could not be more excited to be a Cornhusker and represent Nebraska.”