12  Emily Pierce
Emily Pierce

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chattanooga, TN

High School:
Red Bank HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
D


Notes: Entering the year, is one of three 2005 seniors tied for 14th on the all-time games played list (Moore, Turgeon with 57) ... Has started all but three matches as a collegiate soccer player, 10th on the WCU all-time starts list entering her final season ... Her 12 shots as a defender ranks third among players who played their entire career on defense (Kyla Deon, 19; Jamie Pawlik, 13).

2004: Played in all 18 games, starting 16 ... Recorded six shots from defense ... Joined nine of her teammates by being named to SoCon TIAA-CREF Fall Academic All-Conference Team.

2003: Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III second team for her 3.906 grade point average in Biology and was additionally named to the TIAA-CREF Academic All-Southern Conference team for fall sports ... One of only three Catamounts to play and start every match during the 2003 campaign ... Tallied 10 shots from her defender position.

2002: Started in 18 of the 19 games played for the Cats ... Scored her first collegiate goal against Delaware State (10/6/02) ... Added another goal against The Citadel (10/27/02) ... Finished her freshman campaign with six shots from her defender position ... Was a consistent player all year as a defender and a valuable player in the air.

High School: Voted team MVP as a senior and sophomore ... Named to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press All-Area first team and All-State first team ... Led her team in scoring as a sophomore ... Led her team in assists as a freshman and was selected to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press second team as well as being an all-area pick that year.

Club: Played club ball for the Brentwood Lady Express her junior and senior years... Led the team to two State Championships ... Team was the 2000 Orange Bowl champions and ranked 12th nationally in 2001 ... Also, prior to her junior year, she played for the Fury Elite in Memphis, Tenn.

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