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Tori Pearce '14
Pearce (Triangle Class of 2014) returns to Triangle after an impressive playing career at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-DI). Pearce began playing volleyball in 6th grade and played at Riverside High School in Durham and helped to bring three conference championships to the powerhouse school during her four-year varsity career. She was a three-time team Defensive Player-of-the-Year and was named All-Conference and Team MVP as a senior.
Pearce played junior girls’ club at Jammers, NC Elite, and Triangle for her senior year. She played for three years representing North Carolina on the state’s High Performance team.
At VCU, Pearce saw considerable match play until an injury sidelined her playing career. She returned to the court her senior year and she was named team captain. She helped lead the Rams to a 30-3 record, an A10 Conference Championship and an NCAA appearance. She was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for three consecutive years.
While at VCU, Pearce coached a youth team and a 17-18s regional level team at Richmond Volleyball Club. Since graduating she has also served as a volunteer coach at her high school alma mater.
Pearce graduated VCU with a B.S. degree in Exercise Science. She is currently studying to be a nurse at the Watts School of Nursing in Durham.
SIGNIFICANT PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
- In her senior season at VCU, Pearce returned from a back injury to help VCU assemble the longest winning streak (27 games) in the country. Their 30-3 record earned them an appearance in the NCAA DI National Championship tournament.