On Tierney: A tenacious back-line player who made great strides during her career ... Can play both outside back positions equally well ... Smart player who makes good decisions on the field ... Capable of stepping up into the offensive attack when needed and has a strong left-footed shot.
Awards: Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 17/19, 2010) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2007, 2009, 2010).
Career: Played in 66 games with 50 starts ... Natural defender who was used as a forward at times earlier in her career... Villanova went 25-19-6 (.560) in her career starts while posting 14 shutouts ... Had one career goal, a game-winner, and three assists for a total of five points ... Took 28 shots (.036 shot percentage) and placed seven shots on goal (.250 shot-on-goal percentage).
BIG EAST Regular Season: Appeared in 31 games with 23 starts ... Had a game-winning goal against DePaul (2007), which is her only career tally ... Took 18 shots (.056 shot percentage) and managed six shots on goal (.333 shot-on-goal percentage).
BIG EAST Championship: Came off the bench to play eight minutes at forward in 2007 first round game against USF ... In 2009, started both a first round game against Connecticut and a quarterfinal game at Marquette.
NCAA Tournament: Played the entire game against Washington State in a first round NCAA Tournament game in 2009.
2010: One of six players on the team to start every game during the season ... Ranked third on the squad with 1729 minutes played ... Starting outside defender for a squad that allowed 6.9 shots on goal per game ... Defense posted three shutouts on the year ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Villanova Classic after the Wildcats posted victories over Monmouth and Charlotte ... Took eight shots, including three shots on goal; BIG EAST: Started all 11 regular season conference games ... Villanova posted two of its three shutouts on the season during league play and allowed just over seven shots on goal per game versus BIG EAST opponents ... Tallied six shots and three shots on goal.
2009: Moved into a full-time starting position as a right outside back and had a breakthrough season on a steadily improving Villanova back line ... The Wildcats outscored their opponents 31-21 and posted seven shutouts during the season, while allowing just 6.5 shots on goal per game ... Tallied an assist in the season opener against Temple ... Took six shots during the year; BIG EAST: Helped the Wildcat defense surrender just 11 goals in 11 regular season conference games while posting a 0.94 goals-against average ... Villanova allowed just 6.9 shots on goal per contest and turned in four shutouts ... Took three shots; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Started games against Connecticut (first round) and Marquette (quarterfinals) in the conference tournament ... Villanova allowed just one goal in each game; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Played all 90 minutes against Washington State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
2008: Saw action in 10 games and made six starts ... Dished out two assists in season opener against UMBC ... Attempted four shots ... Played at forward and on defense ... Started each of the first five games of the season, when Villanova went 5-0 with two shutouts and allowed just 4.6 shots on goal per game; BIG EAST: Played in three games and made one start in conference play.
2007: Played in 15 games and earned three starts ... Came off the bench to play 51 minutes in the season opener and then started the next three games along the back line ... Played all 110 minutes of a scoreless tie against Princeton ... In her three starts the Wildcats went 2-0-1 and allowed just one goal; BIG EAST: Played in six conference games ... Scored game-winning goal in second half of a 1-0 win at DePaul; BIG EAST Championship: Played eight minutes in first round game against USF.
Club Team and ODP Experience: Plays for the FC Delco Lightning ... State cup champs four times between 2000-05 and a state cup finalist in 2001 and 2003 ... WAGS Cup champions in 2001 ... Member of the Pennsylvania state ODP team in 2004 and 2005 ... ODP regional finalist in 2004 and national champions in 2005.
Council Rock South High School: Four-year starter and letterwinner and two-year team captain ... Named to first team "Golden Team" by Bucks County Courier Times in 2007 ... Chosen for All-SOL first team ... Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Defender in 2004 ... Most Valuable Offensive Performer in 2005 and 2006 ... Three-time All-SOL first team selection ... Courier Times "Golden Team" choice from 2004-06 ... Team won a state championship in 2004 ... Honor student ... Was involved in community service that included coaching young girls soccer teams, working at basketball camps and helping to raise money for survivors of Hurricane Katrina ... Recipient of the Bucks County Courier Times Scholar-Athlete Award in 2007.
Personal: Born 10/8/88 in Meadowbrook, Pa. ... Youngest of three children of John and Joan Tierney ... Siblings are John (26) and Bob (25) ... Psychology major who graduated in May, 2011 as a three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... Chose to enroll at Villanova because of its high academic standards and the strength of the soccer program.