2008-09 Women's Soccer
Gina Petracco
Gina Petracco
Gina Petracco

HOMETOWNFort Myers, Fla.

At a Glance
Graduated as being in the top five of numerous categories in the FGCU record books … ranked first in games played (74), third in points (44), goals (16), while fourth in game-winning goals (5), assists (12) and fifth in shots on goal (50) …Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team selection (2011) … A-Sun All-Tournament team pick (2011) … A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree (2011) … CoSIDA All-District first team (2011) … A-Sun All-Academic team (2011) and three-time A-Sun All-Academic honoree (2008, 2009, 2010).

As A Senior (2011)
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Was awarded the inaugural Atlantic Sun Academic Scholar Athlete of the Year award for her 3.97 GPA in public relations and leading FGCU with 21 points on eight goals and five assists … also landed on CoSIDA Academic All-District first team … named to A-Sun All-Conference first team and unanimous A-Sun Academic All-Conference team … saw action in all 21 games, starting 19 at forward … her 21 points was good for a tie for third in the A-Sun and tied for fifth in goals with eight … her eight goals was the fourth best total in FGCU single season history … landed on A-Sun All-Tournament team by helping FGCU win its first-ever A-Sun tournament title and back-to-back A-Sun regular season championships … was chosen as the first recipient of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athlete of the Month award for November ... scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 comeback victory against FIU (Sept. 9) … tallied two goals in the conference opener against UNF (Sept. 23) … had four goals in three games from Oct. 9- Oct. 16, including another multi-goal game against USC Upstate (Oct. 14) …earned the game-winning assist in a 1-0 victory against Lipscomb (Oct. 21) … scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 2-1 win in the semifinals of the A-Sun tournament against UNF (Nov. 4).

As A Junior (2010)
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Played in all 17 games … had one goal and three assists on the season … her three assists tied with two others for second on the team … had five shots that were all on goal … tallied her first goal and assist of the season in a 6-0 win against Delaware State (Aug. 29) … had a season-high four shots during that game … had another assist on the game-winning goal at Campbell (Sept. 25) … posted her final assist of the season against Lipscomb (Oct. 17) … earned A-Sun All-Academic honors … helped lead the Eagles to their first A-Sun regular season championship.

As A Sophomore (2009)
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Saw time in all 19 games …. started in the midfield in two games … finished the season with six points, good for fourth on the team … tallied three goals in the last three games of the season, two of which were game-winners … three conference goals tied for ninth in A-Sun play … started consecutive games against UT-Martin (Sept. 4) and Army (Sept. 6) … hit the game-winning goal in the 68th minute in the 2-1 victory at Lipscomb (Oct. 18) … was the first to find the back of the net in the 3-0 victory against ETSU (Oct. 23) … notched a goal in the 10-0 win against USC Upstate (Oct. 25) … earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.

As A Freshman (2008)
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Appeared in all 17 games, starting 10 … recorded four goals, four assists and 10 shots on goal during freshman campaign … tied for third on the team with 12 points … made collegiate debut in a win at FIU (Aug. 24) … recorded her first career assist at Gardner-Webb (Sept 6) … scored two goals and added an assist in 5-0 win over Howard (Sept. 10) … tallied a goal and an assist during a 5-0 victory at UNF (Oct. 10) … had a goal and an assist in 4-0 win at USC Upstate (Oct. 24) ... earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.

High School
2008 graduate of Bishop Verot High School … team captain at Bishop Verot High School as a senior, leading her team to a District Championship with a record of 18-2-3 … helped Bishop Verot to four straight District Championships (2005-2008) … named 2008 USA Today Prep Player of the Year, the News-Press SW Florida Player of the Year ... holds the school scoring record with 48 goals in one season and 103 for her career … led SW Florida with 48 goals, 8 assist and 104 total points in 22 games … played for the Florida ODP from 2002-2006 … carried a 4.1 GPA, and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Played for the Florida Premier Soccer Club … helped the FL Premier earn a spot in the U-18 FYSA Championships Final Four, and to win the U-18 Orange Classic Championship from 2004-2007 … leading goal scorer for the FL Premier in 2005 and 2007.

Born May 28, 1989 … daughter of John and Valerie Petracco … has one brother, John (23) … public relations major.