9 - Katie Pesce
Katie Pesce
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
High School: Girls Preparatory
Position: M

2008

ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA Academic All-District Third Team ... Started 18 of 18 games ... Played every minute of the entire season ... Backbone of the center midfield and crucial ball winner ... Scored one goal and one assist for three points ... Third on the team with 29 shots ... Academic All Conference ... Two-time ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA Academic All-District selection (2008 & 2007) ... Has started every game of her college career and has the longest active streak of consecutive games started at 56.

2007

ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team ... Only sophomore on the Academic All-District Team ... Started 20 of 20 games ... Team's main cog in the center midfield, superior ability to stop the counter and win balls ... Scored three goals and had two assists for eight points ... Notched one game-winning goal ... Third on the team with 39 shots ... Academic All-Conference ... Started 38 consecutive games in her college career.

2006

Started 18 of 18 games ... Played every minute of the entire season ... Freshman central midfielder had an immediate impact on the team as a strong physical presence in the middle of the field and showed an excellent ability to play penetrating passes and long balls forward in the attack ... Had one goal and two assists for four points ... Fired 22 shots, fourth most on the team.

Personal: Majoring in Mechanical Engineering ... Daughter of Richard and Susan Pesce ... Siblings: Annie and Jessie ... Favorite Soccer Player/Athlete: Eto'o

Before MIT: High School Soccer: Four-year-starter for GPS ... captain 2 years ... Awards: Tennessee Division II All-State Girls Soccer Team (2006) ... Club Soccer: Club: Redoubt Generals