|High School:||Brunswick School|
What do you get when you mix together one of the calmest guys you have ever met with an unforeseen intensity and competitive streak on the field and an intellectual comprehension of lacrosse that strengthens the entire defense? Phil is Brown Lacrosse. He embodies the Brown State mantra. A resounding choice for captain this year, all of his teammates look to Phil to lead us with both his play and his presence. Speaking of presence, Phil’s return to the team has been highly anticipated, delayed due to an extended recovery from a broken foot he endured last year. Want an example of Phil’s grit? He played the last few games of the 2013 season with that broken bone in his foot, and without complaint...2013: Starting close defenseman (all 14 games), who ranked fourth on the Brown team with 14 caused turnovers...Scored his second career goal in Brown's win over Harvard...Picked up 25 ground balls for the season, including five against Cornell...2012: Ranked 11th in the nation in caused turnovers with 1.93 per game…Helped the Brown team rank 3rd in the nation with 9.47 caused turnovers per game…Started all 15 games and picked up 28 ground balls…Wrecked havoc with Harvard, causing seven turnovers…Scored a goal vs. Vermont…Picked-up four ground balls vs. Harvard and Providence…2011: Played in 11 games for the Bears…Registered a shot against Cornell…Picked up two ground balls and caused four turnovers…Secondary School Background: A graduate of the Brunswick School…Lettered in lacrosse (4), football (4) and basketball (3)…First Team All-new England…Played in the New England All-Star game…Team Defensive MVP his senior year…Made the Connecticut Super? Junior's…Football and basketball team captain as a senior… Winner of the Jenkins Athletic Award for school's most outstanding athlete…Named to the Honor Roll every semester as a junior and senior… All-League selection in football and led New England in receiving yards (843)…Personal: The son of Philip and Sharon Pierce…Has three siblings, Alexandra, Addison and Graham…Enjoys snowboarding, ping pong and Hubba’s…Undecided on his concentration.