2017 - 2018 MICHIGAN
BOYS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
RYAN
PIERSON
FORWARD
DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL HS
NOVI, MICHIGAN
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
32
GOALS
15
ASSISTS
10
POSTSEASON GOALS
6
POSTSEASON ASSISTS
“Ryan is a tremendous player. He has great speed and technical skill. He plays with lots of smarts and uses his teammates very well.”
Henry Klimes
Head Coach at Northville High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8, 165-pound senior forward led the Shamrocks to a 20-2-3 record and the Division 1 state championship this past season. Pierson scored 32 goals and passed for 15 assists. He tallied 10 goals and six assists in seven postseason games, and notched the game-winning goal in each tournament contest, including a 1-0 win over Walled Lake Central High in the state final.

Academic Achievement


Pierson has maintained a 3.16 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer on scholarship at Saginaw Valley State University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of his school’s drama club and Ultimate Frisbee club, Pierson has volunteered locally as part of multiple fundraising campaigns to benefit numerous non-profit programs, and he has donated his time as a youth soccer coach. “Ryan is a tremendous player,” said Henry Klimes, head coach of Northville High. “He has great speed and technical skill. He plays with lots of smarts and uses his teammates very well.”