Rachel Lods, Staff Writer
Wingate, N.C- After receiving the honor of SAC Astroturf Defensive Player of the Week for three weeks in a row, it did not even cross sophomore goalie, Arion Pierre’s mind that it was a possibility she could get it again. On Monday, April 10, however, that’s exactly what happened. Pierre was named the SAC Player of the Week for the fourth time in a row.
Pierre is from Haymarket, Va and is a sophomore here at Wingate. Before attending Wingate, she went to Battlefield High School where she was academic honor roll for three years, while also earning membership in her school’s Spanish Honor Society.
Despite this uncommon honor, she says that it has not given her any sense of arrogance or “cockiness”. Pierre said, “If anything, getting this award four weeks in a row has only made me want to work that much harder. I am so hard on myself all the time and don’t necessarily think I deserve it but clearly people believe otherwise, so it feels good to get recognition.”
On the SAC charts, Pierre leads the league in save percentage at 54.3. She is second in total goals against (84) and goals against average (8.05). She also gave credit to the Wingate Women’s Lacrosse outstanding defensive performances that have enabled her to perform as well and as consistent as she has been.
Pierre hopes to keep improving, whether she is named SAC defensive player of the week again, or not, and is focused whole-heartedly on the success of the team.
Edited by: Brea Childs