Within the Spring, he’ll commerce his shoulder pads for a catcher’s mitt as he goes behind the plate for the Cooper baseball staff.
VYPE: You’re blowing up this season. What’s been the distinction this yr?
PIERCE: I have been actually invested this season in trying on the movie and attending to know the opposite staff, which helps me so much throughout recreation time after I have to make fast selections. I have been bettering on my open-field pace and hitting the outlet tougher to make myself a really exhausting again to deliver down.
VYPE: Individuals know you for soccer and baseball. What’s one thing folks would possibly NOT find out about you?
PIERCE: One factor folks may not find out about me is that I actually like time to myself to maintain a optimistic angle in life.
VYPE: In soccer, who do you sample your recreation after?
PIERCE: I like to observe soccer and it would not matter who’s on. I really like to observe backs like Josh Jacobs, Trent Richardson and Adrian Peterson. I attempt to mannequin myself after them as a result of all of these backs have energy but in addition have the power to make a person miss.
VYPE: How about baseball? Who’s is your mannequin?
PIERCE: For baseball, I actually just like the hitting fashion of Vladdy (Guerrero) Jr. On the defensive side, I really like watching clips of David Ross and his mechanics behind the plate.
VYPE: How does baseball assist you in soccer and vice versa?
PIERCE: Baseball helps me in soccer with hand-eye coordination. I say this as a result of I’m a catcher and I’m all the time catching pitchers which actually helps with my skills to catch balls in soccer. Soccer additionally helps me with baseball as a result of since I am catching, I’ve to dam balls on a regular basis. Soccer helps me get used to the sensation of being hit.
VYPE: 5 years from now, what are you doing?
PIERCE: If I find yourself not taking part in a university sport, I see myself going into an engineering discipline as a result of math and science are my sturdy fits at school. I’ve additionally thought of changing into a surgeon.
VYPE: What’s extra enjoyable, scoring a landing or hitting a house run?
PIERCE: I positively suppose scoring a landing is a greater feeling as a result of it is a feeling that after six years of taking part in soccer that I nonetheless cannot describe. It is unreal.