Stephen Pierce will be in an unfamiliar position during Eden girls volleyball games this season — cheering from the stands.
For the first time in nearly three decades, it won’t be Pierce running one of the top programs in New York State. The longtime coach retired after a 28-year run that included 995 career wins and 14 state championships, both NYSPHSAA records.
The resumes of past Prep Talk Female Athletes of the Year have been impressive.
This year's honoree might just have them all beat.
On top of being named the Prep Talk Player of the Year for girls volleyball for the second straight year, Eden's Sam Burgio also took home the overall Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Year at Wednesday's Prep Talk Awards.