Easton, Mass. (October 26) -- Saint Anselm freshman quarterback Michael Pierce (Andover, Mass.) has been named as the Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Stonehill on October 24th. Pierce has also been named as the league's Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.
Pierce was 36-for-74 passing for 390 yards and three touchdowns, while also running 15 times for 106 yards. Pierce also finished the game with 496 yards of total offense, a Saint Anselm single-game school record. Pierce also set single-game school records in passing attempts (74), passing yards (390), total plays of offense (89) and yards of total offense (496). Each of those four marks are also Northeast-10 Conference season highs.
In addition to their single-game records, Pierce each also set numerous Saint Anselm single-season records with two games still to be played. Pierce now holds the mark for total offense in a season with 2,283 yards, the first player to go over 2,000 yards, along with the passing yards mark at 2,051 yards. In addition, his 493 plays of total offense breaks the record of 491 set last season by now-sophomore Marc Wilson (Farmington, Conn.)