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Patty Pierce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
AC Flora

Height:
5-8

Position:
Defender


As a Junior: Earned All-Academic honorable mention honors ... Started in all 20 matches ... Helped ECU record seven shutouts on the year, including three straight against Campbell, Western Carolina and Charlotte ... Tallied assists against Marshall (10/6) and against Southern Miss (10/15)

As a Sophomore: Earned Conference USA All-Tournament honors helping the Pirates to a sudden death overtime win over SMU ... Started 18 of 19 games played ... Helped ECU record shutouts against Western Carolina, Houston, Marshall and SMU in the CUSA Tournament Instrumental in holding five of the top-8 C-USA goal scorers scoreless ... Helped ECU rank third in conference in total saves (117) ... Recorded lone goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to Furman (Sept. 21) ... Against Campbell recorded first career assist in a 4-2 win.

As A Freshman: One of two freshman and five players to start all 19 games for the Pirates ... First collegiate goal came in a 2- 0 win over Saint Francis (Sept. 5) Helped ECU record shutouts against Georgia Southern, Saint Francis, DePaul and Tulane ... Held 2003 C-USA Player-of-the-Year Julianne Sitch (DePaul) in check not allowing any shots in the match.

A.C. Flora High School: Named all-region in 2002 and 2003, and Team MVP, all-area and all-state in 2003 ... Helped guide A.C. Flora High School to a pair of Regional Championships in 2001 and 2002 ... In Club action, she helped the Greenville FC to the Orange Classic Millennium Championship (2003) where she was voted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament ... Member of the 2003 South Carolina State Cup Championship Team ... Two-time member of the South Carolina ODP Team (2002-2003).

Personal: Intended major is nursing ... Named to 2004-05 and 2005-06 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the ECU's Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2004 and 2005 and Dean's List in Spring of 2005 and 2006 ... Member of the National Honor Society, MU Alpha Theta, and Who's Who Among High School Students ... Daughter of Earl and Cynthia Pierce.