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Paige Pierson Tabbed VaSID First Team All-State

Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Ferrum, Va. – Marymount University women’s soccer junior forward Paige Pierson added another accolade to her résumé, being named 2010 College Division First Team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association. She was named First Team All-Capital Athletic Conference earlier this year as well.

Pierson scored a team-high 17 goals to go with four assists for 38 points on the year. A Sterling, Va., product, she played in all 16 games for MU, starting 14. Pierson scored in all but four games on the year and notched two multi-goal games, both hat-tricks.

Tying a CAC single game record with four goals against Hood, Pierson also added three against Trinity (D.C.). She was named CAC Athlete of the Week once after notching game-winners against Wesley and Hood.

Marymount went 5-11 on the season, its best overall record since 2007.

VaSID was formed in 1983, and is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of Virginia. The purpose of the organization is to promote college athletics at all four-year institutions.

First-Team
F - Betsy Kwiatkowski, Lynchburg
F - Paige Pierson, Marymount
F - Jessica Edelman, Virginia Wesleyan
F - Kendall Dishaw, Christopher Newport
MF - Sam Ciaravino, Christopher Newport
MF - Brittany Klippstein, Lynchburg
MF - Jessica Welfare, Roanoke
D - Megan Conheeney, Christopher Newport
D - Kelly Higgins, Virginia Wesleyan
D - Shelley Hoath, Lynchburg
GK - Jackie Bader, Lynchburg

Player of the Year: Betsy Kwiatkowski, Lynchburg
Rookie of the Year: Tori Dott, Lynchburg
Coach of the Year: Dr. Todd Olsen, Lynchburg

Second-Team
F - LaQuinta Garrett, Ferrum
F - Emma O'Reilly, Christopher Newport
F – Christina Fernandes, Virginia Wesleyan
MF - Courtney Whorton, Virginia Wesleyan
MF - Jessica Gonzales, Lynchburg
MF - Kendra Heim, Southern Virginia
D - Brittany Moseley, Virginia Wesleyan
D - Suvi Piipponen, Averett
D - Tori Dott, Lynchburg
D - Kat Lawson, Washington and Lee
D - Tamara Nagle, Southern Virginia
GK - Victoria Johnson, Randolph