Welcome to The Buccaneer’s sports column, “Breakfast with a Buc.” Each week, over a bagel breakfast, we’ll be chatting with an RBR student-athlete who is committed to play a sport at the college level.
We sat down with Jon Pierce, undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in RBR history, who has accumulated 1,000+ career saves in hockey and 1,000 career saves in lacrosse in his four years for the Bucs.
Name: Jon Pierce
Sports Played: Hockey and Lacrosse
Committed to play: Lacrosse
College: Susquehanna University (Selingsgrove, PA)
In five years, I’ll be: out of college and hopefully doing something in the business field
Bagel Order: Bacon, egg and cheese on a plain with salt, pepper and ketchup
EB: Why Susquehanna?
JP: I chose Susquehanna because when I stepped on the campus, I knew right away. (I liked) the atmosphere, everyone was so nice. Whenever you walk by, someone says hi to you and asks how you’re doing. The business school is great, which is what I wanted, it’s a small school, which is also what I was looking for, and the lacrosse program is great.
EB: What has RBR sports taught you?
JP: They’ve taught me that individuality doesn’t win games, it’s always team effort that wins it. I’ve seen that we do best when we play together as a team. It’s also taught me that when things get hard, you have to keep your head up and play through them.
EB: What’s your favorite RBR sports memory?
JP: My favorite memory was in my freshman year [in lacrosse] against Monroe. We went into overtime, and we came back from five goals down, and we won in overtime, which was pretty exciting.