10 Drew Pierson
Drew Pierson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.

High School:
Shattuck St. Mary's

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 185

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L

Club:
Alpena IceDiggers, NAHL



One of six members of the senior class ... one of two players on the team from Wisconsin ... understands his role and does a great job with it ... takes a lot of pride in being a good defensive player ... has played in 79 career games ... three goals and nine assists ... two career game-winning goals ... three-time letterwinner.

2009-10: Appeared in 27 games ... drew 20 conference assignments ... one goal, two assists, three points ... one game-winning score ... registered game-winning goal against service academy rival Air Force ... third-period tally was the difference in 4-2 victory at Tate Rink ... secured first assist of the season in 5-0 blanking of Connecticut ... registered assist in key 8-6 victory against American International.

2008-09: Appeared in 23 games ... notched two assists ... competed in 19 conference games ... recorded assist in 4-3 win at Sacred Heart ... second assist was in 3-3 tie with American International ... on the ice during 3-2 upset of #2 Miami ... also drew non-conference assignment against Union ... competed against conference opponents Connecticut, American International, RIT, Mercyhurst, Canisius, Holy Cross, Air Force, Bentley, Canisius and Sacred Heart ... played in both playoff games.

2007-08: Appeared in 29 games during freshman campaign ... scored twice and handed out five assists ... one game-winning goal ... competed in 24 conference games with a goal and four assists ... recorded first collegiate point with an assist during a 5-2 win at Holy Cross ... first career goal was in a non-conference loss to Union ... first multiple-point game was in a 6-0 win against Connecticut ... scored the game-winning goal and was credited with an assist ... handed out an assist at Sacred Heart to help Army clinch at least a tie for the regular season championship ... one playoff point, an assist in the first game of American International series.

Background: Served at Camp Smith over the summer for an air assault detail ... attended the NHL Awards Ceremony with Stanley Cup champion Jonathan Toews ... spent parts of the summer of 2009 in Vietnam ... traveled with the Geography Department, with teammate Cody Omilusik, for three weeks ... played at Shattuck St. Mary's where head coach Brian Riley is the former head coach ... won a national championship in 2005 while at Shattuck ... led Alpena in scoring with 41 points during the 2005-06 season ... racked up 35 goals and 42 assists a season later ... led the league with 17 power play goals ... son of Tom and Meganne Pierson ... two siblings, Hannah and Max ... Hannah attends graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and is engaged to Army hockey player Cody Omilusik ... earned four letters as a middie on the Shattuck lacrosse team ... helped Shattuck improve from 13 wins in 2005-06 to 38 a year later during national championship season ... named NAHL Player of the Week three times ... lists Joe Sakic, Brian Urlacher and Lance Armstrong among his favorite athletes ... enjoys hunting, fishing, weightlifting, snowboarding and wakeboarding ... majoring in Environmental Geography.

Getting To Know #10

Best part about Army hockey? My teammates
I wear #10 because? No specific reason for my jersey number
Song most played on my iPod? Thao Cruz-Dynamite
Best dressed teammate? You're looking at him
Best part of roadtrips? Great hotels and good times with the boys
Favorite roadtrip? Air Force
If I weren't playing hockey, I would be? A model
Pregame rituals? Wear my hat backwards in my stall
My first pair of skates were? Bauer Supreme 1000
I started playing hockey at age? 4
Two words to describe Coach Riley? Intense and competitive
People would be surprised to know ... about me? I know how to line dance
Sporting event I would like to attend? Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup banner-raising game

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