Accolades: Named to the 2009 America East All-Conference First-Team as a short-stick defensive midfielder… Also selected to Inside Lacrosse’s 2010 preseason America East All-Conference squad... Named team captain for 2010 season.
2009: Added a touch of offense and some face-off work to his standout defensive work at midfield… Called upon to help a struggling face-off unit on March 6 and won two of four draws as UMBC staged a late rally vs. Princeton… Scored his first collegiate goal in the March 31 victory over Towson… Recorded a season-high three ground balls and added an assist in the win at Albany on April 11… Scored a pair of goals and added an assist in the regular-season finale vs. Vermont.
2008: Combined with Mike Bryan to form a young but effective defensive midfield duo… Competed in all 16 games and garnered 12 ground balls… Matched his 2007 total with two assists, notching helpers at Johns Hopkins and at Towson.
2007: Hard-working midfielder who saw action in nine games in his initial campaign… Contributed assists in wins over Hartford and Vemont.
Background: Majoring in financial economics... The recipient of the Eric Munsin Courage Award at Mount St. Joseph… Suffered torn ACL’s in both knees in his junior and senior seasons… Earned All-City honors in 2005… Once scored three goalsand added an assist vs. Severn and netted the game-winning goal… Also earned a letter in football… Inducted into the National Honor Society in 2005… Would like to own a seafood business… Has an older sister, Samantha Pierson… Full name is Edward Jordan Pierce… Son of Terrie and Edward Pierce… Born Aug. 31, 1988.