|| Liz Piselli
Liz Piselli on choosing Stanford: "I chose Stanford because I hate east coast weather. I also like the concept of being a pioneer."
As a Junior in 2006:
Started all 18 matches in the midfield for the Cardinal...Finished fourth on the team in scoring with 28 goals and 13 assists...One of the top-15 scorers in the MPSF with 41 total points...An All-MPSF Team selection...A two-time MPSF Player of the Week (2/27 and 4/17)...Led all Cardinal field players with 33 ground balls...Second on the team with 21 draw controls...Tied for third on the team with 13 caused turnovers...Netted a season-high four goals and two assists in the season-opener against Oregon...Also led the team with four goals against conference rival Denver...Registered hat tricks in back-to-back games against Ohio State and No. 17 Notre Dame...Also recorded a hat trick against Saint Mary's...Caused four turnovers in the win over Columbia...Scored 17 goals in the first eight matches of the season...Notched a career-high three assists in the Cardinal's first NCAA Tournament appearance at No. 1 Northwestern.
As a Sophomore in 2005: Started 17 games...Scored 20 goals and seven assists...Recorded 48 shots, 26 ground balls, 13 draw controls, and seven caused turnovers...Ranked fifth on the team with 20 goals...Scored goals against Vanderbilt, UC Davis, Denver, Loyola, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
As a Freshman in 2004: Midfielder enjoyed an extremely productive freshman campaign...Appeared in all 18 games, making five starts in the Cardinal midfield...Scored seven goals and added two assists...Attempted two free position shots, scoring one free position goal...Ranked sixth on the team with 25 ground balls...Was outstanding during the MPSF tournament, scoring goals in the semifinal against UC Davis (5/6) and the final against California (5/8)...Recorded 17 shot attempts for the season...Added 18 draw controls and four caused turnovers.
High School: Graduated from South Side High School...Three-time letterwinner in lacrosse and four-time letter winner in track...Earned All-American status twice while in high school...Two-time All-County performer...Earned All-Conference honors while at South Side...A member of the U-19 United States National team...Selected to the All-Long Island team...Scored an incredible 76 goals and recorded 32 assists as a senior...Tallied 76 goals and 27 assists as a junior in 2002...Earned All-American status as a junior and senior...As a sophomore in 2001, scored 24 goals and registered 32 assists.
Personal: Born May 28, 1985 in Rockville Centre, New York...Parents are Robert and Mary Piselli...Comes from athletic heritage...Grandfather, Frank Alagia Sr. played baseball at Georgetown University, Uncle Frank Alagia Jr. was an All-American Basketball player at St. John's University, and father, Robert Piselli played Football at Princeton...Brother, Thomas, is now a quarterback at Cornell...Brother, Dominic, is a quarterback and goalie for his high school...Has traveled to Italy four times and to Japan and Greece once...Hobbies include painting and hanging out with friends...Majoring in American Studies.
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