11 - Alison Pierce
Alison Pierce
Born: 12/03/1987
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Citrus Heights, Calif.
High School: Del Campo HS
College: American River College
Position: Utility
EXP: 2V
Cal State Northridge
Scored 73 goals in two seasons at CSUN, ranked among the Top-15 career scorers. 2010 Season
Honorable Mention All-Big West ... Second on the team in scoring (46 goals, #4 in the BWC) ... Scored at least two goals in eleven games ... Scored a career-high five goals against Marist (2/6/10) ... Second on the team in kick outs drawn (59) ... Named an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... A Big West All-Academic selection. 2009 Season
Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference ... Named Big West Water Polo Player of the Week after helping the Matadors to wins over UCSB (10-6, 4/4/09) and Cal Baptist (12-6, 4/4/09) ... Pierce scored two goals, including an insurance goal late in the game, along with four exclusions, two penalty shots and an assist against UCSB (4/4/09) ... Among the team leaders in scoring with 27 goals ... Scored a season-high three goals against Pacific (3/28/09) ... Named an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... Also named to the All-Big West Academic squad. American River College
Enjoyed two outstanding seasons at American River College in the Sacramento area ... a two-time All-American ... Pierce led the nation with an incredible 144 goals during her freshman season in 2006 ... The following season (2007), Pierce helped lead American River to the California state championship game ... Scored 107 goals during her sophomore season in helping her team to the league title ... She was also named to the California all-state team in 2007... An all-league both years at American River College ... Also a member of the swim team for two years. High School
A four-time Student-Athlete of the Year at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, Calif. ... A four-year starter (2002-06) and letter winner in water polo ... A three-time all-section and all-league player ... Named league MVP in 2005 ... Also a member of the swim team for three seasons where she swam in numerous events ... Also played one year of soccer. Matador Memo
Born December 3, 1987 in Roseville, Calif. ... Parents are Joanne and Mike Pierce ... Has two brothers (Tyler and Evan) ... Tyler played rugby at Sacramento State ... Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp and her favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston ... A big fan of "Law & Order" ... Her favorite movie is "Pirates of the Caribbean" ... favorite food is pizza, but stays away from tomatoes ... Chose CSUN because it is located in Southern California and because of the Liberal Studies program ... Her greatest sports moment was when she helped lead American River College to the state championship game in 2007 by beating Long Beach City College ... Her best friend from another team is Anne Scott, a water polo player and swimmer from Loyola Marymount ... The best thing about being an athlete, according to Alison is "staying in shape" ... The toughest thing about being an athlete, according to Alison, are the two-a-day workouts ... Her favorite pre-game ritual is to listen to music ... when she has time to relax, she watches television or takes a nap ... If she were president of the NCAA for one day, she would give more money to college aquatic programs ... Her favorite website is Facebook.com ... Alison would travel around the world if she had a million dollars ... The title of her autobiography would be "It's All About Me" ... If a movie were made about her life, Jennifer Aniston, would play the role of Alison Pierce ... She can't imagine going a week without a Diet Coke ... Liberal Studies major.

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