Sep 12, 2012

Longwood Senior Forward Devin Pierce named Big South Attacking Player of the Week

DEVIN PIERCE NAMED BIG SOUTH ATTACKING PLAYER OF THE WEEK

FARMVILLE, Va. -- 
Longwood University senior forward Devin Pierce|Virginia Beach (Ocean Lakes) has been named the Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week, as announced by the league office. This honor marks the first-ever Big South men’s soccer Player of the Week selection for Longwood.

“It is quite fitting to have Devin named for our first Big South award, as he has led this young team by example throughout preseason,” said head coach Jon Atkinson. “His historic game-winning goal against UNC Asheville has signified our arrival in the Big South, and hope this will light the way for many other student-athletes to follow.”

Pierce posted two goals to lead Longwood to a 1-1 record last week, including its first-ever Big South men’s soccer victory.  After scoring the team’s lone goal against UNC Greensboro on September 4, Pierce notched the game-winner on a penalty kick at UNC Asheville to give the Lancers the 1-0 win on September 9.

The forward from Virginia Beach, Va., currently leads the team with two goals for four points on eight shots this season.