Hall of Fame Inductee - Rebecca Peterson Urquijo

Rebecca Peterson is in the unique category of being among the most decorated female athletes in Quincy High School history. She earned 11 varsity letters in three sports — volleyball, basketball and soccer — and carried a 4.289 grade-point average to graduate 11th in a class of 478 students in 1995.

Yet, she’s probably best known for what she did on the soccer pitch. An all-state forward as a senior and a four-time all-sectional selection, Peterson owned school records for goals in a game with six, in a season with 35 and in a career with 106. She was also the career assists leader.

In volleyball, Peterson was named the Herald-Whig Co-Player of the Year in 1995, a two-time all-area selection and a two-time All-Western Big Six Conference pick. She set school records for assists in a season and a career.

In basketball, Peterson was a second-team all-area pick selection as a senior when the Blue Devils won the first sectional championship in school history in 1996 and won the second-most games in school history with a 24-6 record.

Peterson went on to play soccer at Texas A&M. Peterson and her husband, Danny Urquijo, live in Springfield, Pa.

Acceptance Speech

I am honored to be recognized for my accomplishments. I began my sports career during a time when many other woman had already paved the way for female athletes. These role models inspired me and helped me excel to realize my capabilities.

I would like to thank and recognize my coaches and teammates for their contributions as well. Basketball, volleyball, and soccer are team sports, and I would not have been able to reach my goals without them.

And lastly, I would like to thank my parents for their support and encouragement. They were my greatest fans! They were always there to cheer me on and never missed a game. The love and support that they gave allowed me to succeed.

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