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Alli Peterson
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Alli Peterson 1803143
Position: Midfielder/Defender
Other Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: West
Club: Sereno
Club Coach: Jose Fagardo
Major: Advertising & Public Relations

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2015)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016)
  • Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016 (Junior)
Alli Peterson appeared in 14 of 22 games, making 12 starts, during her third season at Nebraska. She played in each of the first two games before being sidelined for eight games, but appeared in each of the last 12 games. Peterson took nine shots, two of which were on goal, in 1,256 minutes of action. Her lone assist came on Sept. 25 at Penn State.

2015 (Sophomore)
Peterson started all 17 games for the Huskers and helped the defense record six shutouts. In the season finale against Maryland on Oct. 28, Peterson scored the first goal of her career and the game-winner in the 81st minute. She took seven shots during the season. After the season, Peterson earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

2014 (Freshman)
Peterson started 17 games and played in all 19 during her first season at Nebraska and proved to be a big factor for the Husker defense, logging an average of 82 minutes per game. She helped NU to five shutouts during the 2014 campaign and often played the full 90 minutes. Peterson also took one shot against North Dakota in NU's 4-0 victory on Sept. 7.

High School
Peterson prepped under Coach Dave Rosenthal at Iowa City West, which finished runner-up at the state tournament in 2011 before back-to-back 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 was tabbed as the No. 29 midfielder and No. 113 player overall in the Class of 2014 by

Other Information
Peterson played club soccer under Coach Jose Fagardo with Sereno in the Elite Clubs National League.

Personal Information
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 is majoring in advertising and public relations. She is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.  She was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team in 2015. In 2016, Peterson earned a prestigious Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award in 2016 and 2017. She claimed Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors in 2016. She is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

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.”

Peterson's Career Statistics








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Peterson's Career Highs

Points - 2 vs. Maryland (10/28/15)
Goals - 1 vs. Maryland (10/28/15)

Assists - 1 at Penn State (9/25/16)

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