|Sam Bierster - 23
Tall and strong defender who will look to supply added depth to the back four ... looks to use skill and strength to earn playing time.
Started in each of his four seasons at Bayside Academy under head coach Tom Bierster ... earned all-state accolades in 2003 following junior season in which he scored 19 goals and 14 assists ... also tabbed to the all-metro team in 2002, 2003 and 2005 ... was the team's leading goal scorer in 2005 and received the Ralph Periotti MVP Award.
Other Soccer Info
Played for Eastern Share United Football Club under head coach Jaime Ferguson ... team's leading scorer in 2004 ... selected to the Alabama ODP state team and national pool from 1996-98.
Full name is Samuel Gregory Bierster ... born Jan. 1, 1987 in Daphne, Ala. ... parents are Tom and Bonnie ... intended major is anthropology ... has one brother (Ranier) and two sisters (Sage and Thea).