PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph's men's soccer freshman forward Frantz Pierrot has been named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week for all matches played in the final two weeks of the season, it was announced on Wednesday morning. The honor marks the first of Pierrot's career.
In Saint Joseph's final match of the season, against Saint Louis on Wednesday, October 31, the Hawks found themselves trailing, 3-2, late in the second half. In the 74th minute, Pierrot, positioned in the box, took a brilliant through ball from sophomore defender Daniel Morales and hit the back of the net for the late-match equalizer.
This equalizer would ultimately lead to a draw, which was a meaningful result in more ways than one. With the draw, SJU capped its season 6-0-2 at home, finishing the year with the most home wins in program history since 2003 (8) and with the program's first unbeaten season on Hawk Hill since the 70s. The Hawks also finished the season above .500 (8-7-3) and earned their first result that was not a loss against the Billikens in the 10-match series.
Pierrot appeared in all 18 matches this fall as the first forward off the bench behind junior starter Leon Maric. Pierrot led all rookies in points (9), goals (4), shots (26), and shots on goal (11).