9 Emilee Pierson
9 - Emilee Pierson
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr
Hometown: Sterling, Va.
High School: Park View
Position: S
Major: History
m 29
k/s 0.23
h % .120
a/s 5.36
b/s 0.01
sa/s 0.25
d/s 3.25

- "I made Virginia Wesleyan my No. 1 choice because of the location, the good people, the great staff, and the good vibes"
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Lynchburg College, York College, Bridgewater College, Messiah College, UNC-Pembroke, Drexel University, Shepherd University, Mount St. Mary's University, Marymount University, and Frostburg State University

Career Highs
Kills: 7 – (vs. Cabrini – 8/29/14)
Assists: 41 – ( 2x, most recent, at Washington & Lee - 10/1/16)
Service Aces: 3 – (10x, most recent, N.C. Wesleyan - 10/10/17)
Digs: 25 – (William Peace - 10/5/17)
Total Blocks: 3 – (at Salisbury - 9/9/16)

INDIVIDUAL ACCOLADES

  • ODAC All-Academic Team (2017-18)
  • 2017 All-ODAC Second Team
  • 2017 All-ODAC Tournament Team
  • 2017 All-Buttermaker Tournament Team
  • 2016-17 ODAC All-Academic Team
  • 2016 All-ODAC Third Team
  • 2015-16 ODAC All-Academic Team
  • 2015-16 Academic All-State Team
  • 2015 All-ODAC Tournament Team
  • 2014-15 ODAC All-Academic Team

Senior (2017): Started all 29 matches as the primary setter… Finished with 611 assists, fourth-most in the ODAC… Posted a season-high 40 assists at St. Mary’s (Md.) on October 26… Contributed 32 assists and 23 digs in the ODAC Quarterfinal against Roanoke on November 1… Career best of 25 digs against William Peace on October 5.

Junior (2016): Appeared in all 31 matches as a junior…Starting setter on the squad…Led the team and finished fourth in the ODAC with 800 assists…Set a new career high with 41 assists against St. Mary’s (Md.) on September 2, matching it at Washington and Lee on October 1…Posted double-digit assists in all 31 matches…Set a new high with three service aces against three different opponents: Sewanee, Eastern Mennonite, and Hollins.

Sophomore (2015): Played in 31 matches and 106 sets as a sophomore… Set a new career-high with 25 assists in a four-set victory over Randolph College on October 13… Tallied 17 digs against Wartburg on September 5… Contributed three service aces on four different occasions… Her 525 assists were second-most on the team.

Freshman (2014): Played in 33 of Virginia Wesleyan’s 34 matches as a first-year, accumulating 190 assists in those 115 sets… Had double-digit assists on nine different occasions… Also contributed well with digs, scooping over 10 in a match on five different occasions… Set season highs of 18 assists, done twice, and 12 digs, also done twice.

Academic Accomplishments: Presidential Scholarship recipient

Before VWU: Competed in volleyball, basketball and soccer… 2014 Park View Athlete of the Year Scholarship recipient… Loudoun Times Mirror Athlete of the Year as a senior… Selected Most Athletic in the Senior Choice awards… Selected as volleyball's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior… Second Team All-Conference 21 as a senior and All-Loudoun County honorable mention… Two-time MVP of the basketball team and MVP of the soccer team as a senior… All-Conference, All-Met, and All-Loudoun County in soccer as a senior… Ranked first in the district in soccer with 278 saves as a senior and second as a junior with 122… 10-time Scholar Athlete Award recipient… 10-time member of the A/B Honor roll… Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador nominee… Member of the French National Honor Society… Member of the Athletic Leadership Council… Patriot Club Scholarship recipient… Kathleen Duggar Outstanding PE Student Scholarship recipient.

Personal: Daughter of LeeAnn and Robert Pierson… Parents attended Northern Virginia Community College… Has three siblings: Robby, Paige, and Ryan... Political science minor.

Get to Know Emilee

- Enjoys chicken and spending vacation time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- A fan of volleyball's Lauren Carlini, soccer's FC Barcelona, and Michelle Obama
- Favorites include the book "Glass Castle," the movies "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Pirates of the Caribbean," and the TV series "Grey's Anatomy" and "Desperate Housewives"
- Career goal is to become a high school history teacher and volleyball coach

  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "I am driven, competitive, hard-working, and compassionate"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "working together with my teammates to achieve a common goal"
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "the mental game"
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to become a contributing member of my team, to help us be the best we can be, and to become a starter"
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Socrates. He had one of the greatest minds. I would really enjoy spending time talking with him"
  • People might be surprise to know: "I have four nephews and three nieces"
  • It's the year 2030 and: "I plan on teaching history in high school and coaching volleyball.  I also plan on being married and have three children."
Recent Games
Oct 21 Guilford W, 3-1
Oct 24 at Randolph-Macon L, 3-0
Oct 26 at St. Mary's (Md.) W, 3-2
Oct 27 Salisbury W, 3-0
Nov 1 #6 Roanoke W, 3-2
Nov 3 at #2 Washington and Lee L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 11
Sets 114 43
Kills 26 13
Kills per set 0.23 0.30
Errors 13 3
Total Attacks 108 39
Hitting Percentage .120 .256
Assists 611 216
Assists per set 5.36 5.02
Service Aces 29 9
Service Errors 37 11
Service Aces per set 0.25 0.21
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 371 126
Digs per set 3.25 2.93
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 1 0
Block Total 1 0
Blocks per set 0.01 0.00
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 44 11
Points 55.5 22.0
Points per set 0.5 0.5
Matches started 27 10
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 St. Catherine W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 2 .000 13 1 2 0 19 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 1 Benedictine (Ill.) W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 26 3 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 2 Marymount (Va.) L, 3-2 1 5 1 3 6 -.333 21 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Sep 2 Goucher W, 3-1 1 4 2 0 5 .400 17 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 3 2.0
Sep 5 at Averett L, 3-1 1 4 1 0 1 1.000 21 1 2 0 12 0 1 0 1 4 2.5
Sep 8 vs. Neumann W, 3-1 1 4 2 1 4 .250 23 2 1 0 14 0 0 1 0 3 4.0
Sep 8 vs. Cabrini W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 2 .500 22 1 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 3 2.0
Sep 9 vs. Stevenson L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 25 1 2 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 9 at Muhlenberg L, 3-1 1 4 2 0 9 .222 16 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 12 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 1 1.000 22 2 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 15 at Randolph W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 1 .000 17 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 22 at Lynchburg L, 3-2 1 5 0 0 10 .000 24 2 2 1 12 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
Sep 23 at Roanoke W, 3-2 - 5 1 0 3 .333 24 2 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 3.0
Sep 26 at #24 Chris. Newport L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 11 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 30 Shenandoah W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 4 .750 17 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 4 at East. Mennonite W, 3-2 1 5 3 0 4 .750 30 0 1 0 24 0 0 0 0 4 3.0
Oct 5 William Peace W, 3-2 1 5 1 1 6 .000 27 2 2 0 25 0 0 0 0 2 3.0
Oct 7 Hollins W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 17 1 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 10 N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 3 .000 16 3 2 0 12 0 0 0 0 6 3.0
Oct 14 Washington and Lee L, 3-1 1 4 1 2 5 -.200 20 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Oct 14 Mary Washington L, 3-1 1 4 0 0 3 .000 23 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 17 at Southern Virginia W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 3 .000 21 1 2 0 16 0 0 0 0 2 1.0
Oct 20 Emory & Henry W, 3-0 1 3 2 1 4 .250 16 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 21 Guilford W, 3-1 1 4 1 0 5 .200 20 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 24 at Randolph-Macon L, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 9 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Oct 26 at St. Mary's (Md.) W, 3-2 1 5 1 1 8 .000 40 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 3 2.0
Oct 27 Salisbury W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 24 0 2 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 1 #6 Roanoke W, 3-2 1 5 0 1 6 -.167 32 1 3 0 23 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Nov 3 at #2 Washington and Lee L, 3-1 1 4 0 3 5 -.600 17 0 2 0 18 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2014-15 33 115 12 0.10 9 76 .039 190 1.65 31 0.27 218 1.90 0 1 1 0.01 43.5 0.4
2015-16 31 106 14 0.13 8 67 .090 525 4.95 33 0.31 240 2.26 0 0 0 0.00 47.0 0.4
2016-17 31 113 43 0.38 20 159 .145 800 7.08 31 0.27 295 2.61 0 7 7 0.06 77.5 0.7
2017-18 29 114 26 0.23 13 108 .120 611 5.36 29 0.25 371 3.25 0 1 1 0.01 55.5 0.5
Total 124 448 95 0.21 50 410 .110 2126 4.75 124 0.28 1124 2.51 0 9 9 0.02 223.5 0.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 29 114 26 0.23 13 108 .120 611 5.36 29 0.25 371 3.25 0 1 1 0.01 55.5 0.5
Conference 11 43 13 0.30 3 39 .256 216 5.02 9 0.21 126 2.93 0 0 0 0.00 22.0 0.5
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Home 14 52 14 0.27 8 55 .109 289 5.56 14 0.27 185 3.56 0 0 0 0.00 28.0 0.5
Away 12 50 9 0.18 4 45 .111 252 5.04 11 0.22 145 2.90 0 1 1 0.02 20.5 0.4
Neutral 3 12 3 0.25 1 8 .250 70 5.83 4 0.33 41 3.42 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.6
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Wins 19 74 21 0.28 5 67 .239 424 5.73 21 0.28 270 3.65 0 0 0 0.00 42.0 0.6
Losses 10 40 5 0.13 8 41 -.073 187 4.67 8 0.20 101 2.52 0 1 1 0.03 13.5 0.3
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September 15 59 15 0.25 4 51 .216 299 5.07 18 0.31 167 2.83 0 1 1 0.02 33.5 0.6
October 12 46 11 0.24 5 46 .130 263 5.72 10 0.22 163 3.54 0 0 0 0.00 21.0 0.5
November 2 9 0 0.00 4 11 -.364 49 5.44 1 0.11 41 4.56 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.1