Piercy earns newcomer of the week

Freshman Lauren Piercy dribbles through traffic against UTSA on Sept. 13, 2015, at Betty Lou Mays Field. Photo credit: Courtesy Photo

Freshman forward Lauren Piercy was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Tuesday for the second time this season.

Piercy was on fire Sunday against Texas where she scored the game winner, beating the Longhorns 2-1.

This sets a record for the Bears, earning them a 5th weekly award. The Bears have been on a role this year. Since the program started in 1996, Baylor has earned 10 Newcomer of the Weeks honors.

“It’s not a team of individual superstars, it is a team,” said head coach Paul Jobson. “You can be down two players and still beat a top team. No matter who is on the field we are going to be able to compete.”

Piercy, joins senior forward Bri Campos, who received offensive player of the week on Sept 15, freshman midfielder Sarah King, who received Newcomer of the Week on Sept. 29, and freshman forward Jackie Crowther who received Newcomer of the Week on Sept. 29.

“I’m proud of the way they have been able to step up and make an impact in the program,” Jobson said. “All we can control is what we’re going to do today and get better. The girls are results of what they have been doing day in and day out.”

For Piercy, not only does this mark her second time receiving the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week award, but it places her in Baylor history, being just the second player to receive the same award twice in a season. In 2001, Ginny Rosario-Tull set the record.

Pierce leads the Bears with four game-wining goals and is ranked sixth for most goals scored by a freshman in a season.

In the Big 12, Piercy is No. 2 in game-winners and No. 5 in goals scored.