Student Spotlight: Jillian Petrie '21

Women’s basketball junior Jillian Petrie of Marlborough, Massachusetts, has been named the November 19th Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.

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Petrie was named MVP of the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend, leading the Judges to wins over Nichols, 71-45, and Framingham State, 72-54. She averaged 12 points and three rebounds per game while collecting four steals and three assists. Petrie netted 12 points in both contests, hitting 10-of-22 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range. The 12 points were four shy of her career-best. Petrie added 11 points and five rebounds last night in an 83-63 win at Roger Williams on Tuesday night.

With their most recent win, Brandeis improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2015-16. The Judges will play host to second-ranked Tufts University on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Jillian Petrie '21 vs Nichols


Majors: Health: Science, Society and Policy and Sociology

Favorite athletics memory: Defeating Washington University on the road as a freshman

Things that attracted her to Brandeis: The beautiful campus and welcoming people.

Favorite place on campus besides the gym: The Science Building

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite meal: Fettuccine alfredo.

This is the fifth year that the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program has been presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior.  Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes

Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers.  Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.

The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports.  In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille.  Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.

"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."

For more information on Brandeis women's basketball, visit the team’s web page at

Petrie is a 2017 graduate of Marlborough High School.

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