Lisa Pierce
Lisa Pierce

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Darien, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale

Height:
6-0

Position:
Student Assistant Coach



2009: Saw action in 23 matches...racked up 71 kills for the season, with a season-high 9 kills vs. Northwestern (9/11), and averaging 1.16 kills per set...hit above .300 in 4 matches, including a .500 game outing vs. Portland (9/11)...had 35 digs for the season.

2008: Saw action in 29 matches, starting 12 at outside hitter ... averaged 1.18 kills per set ... racked up a career-high 11 kills on 25 swings in the NCAA First Round vs. Louisville (12/5) ... served up three aces in the NCAA Second Round vs. Middle Tennessee State (12/6) ... posted a career-high five total blocks twice vs. Penn State (11/15) and vs. Illinois (11/19).

2007: Saw action in 14 matches ... averaged 0.53 kills per game and 0.37 digs per game ... tallied 10 kills, including three in the NCAA Second Round match vs. #17 Cal Poly ... registered one dig in seven different matches ... notched one block each vs. East Carolina and vs. Iowa ... dished out lone assist of the season vs. East Carolina.

2006: Played in seven matches ... posted six kills in 12 attempts vs. Albany (8/26) for .500 hitting percentage ... racked up two blocks vs. No. 19 Michigan (9/23) ... tallied three digs vs. Western Michigan (9/9) ... averaged 1.33 kills per game before succumbing to a season-ending ACL injury.

High School: Ranked No. 38 recruit in the nation on prepvolleyball.com's list of senior aces ... named 2005 Suburban Life Volleyball Player of the Year by the suburban Chicago newspapers ... a two-time team captain ... earned first-team all-area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times as a senior after leading her team to the regional title ... garnered all-tournament team honors at the Waubousle and St. Charles East invitationals during the season ... earned all-state, all-area and all-West Suburban Gold Conference honors after setting an Illinois High School record with 373 kills as a junior, including a record 28 in one match ... named to the Waubousle all-tournament team and earned Hinsdale South Breakfast Club award, while pulling up 251 digs and serving up 78 aces that season ... a three-year member of the dean's list ... also competed in track as a freshman, earning all-conference honors as part of the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams ... played club ball for Club Elite and First Alliance of Chicago acting as team captain for five years ... helped her team place in the top 15 of the nation at the Junior Olympic Nationals five times, while garnering all-tournament team honors in 2004.

Personal: Given name is Lisa Frances Pierce ... born Jan. 2, 1988 ... parents are Gregory and Carol Pierce ... has one sister, Lauren, who plays volleyball at Marquette ... relatives Carmen and Lisa Ballerini are Purdue graduates.