Teammates for Life

As we are preparing to kick off our Second Annual Stefan Pierson Memorial Tournament, I was thinking back on last year’s tournament and the highlights. For me, Stefan’s mom, it was seeing all of Stefan’s old teammates come together in his honor. To play hard, to share some laughs with old or new friends, to help someone in the midst of the battle of their life – these are all things that Stefan was passionate about and how he lived his life. It brought both tears and smiles to my face, and I thank everyone that made the tournament so successful.

If you come and play soccer, or come as a spectator, you will see many players that you played against or watched from the sideline of club soccer or high school soccer games, all playing on the pitch. Not only will you see competitive soccer, you will see and feel the camaraderie of teammates that shared many wins and defeats together, and also the camaraderie of a community playing to support a great cause.

The beautiful game for a deserving cause.


Teammates in above photo from the Far Post Trip to Holland:

Back left: Tanner Choiniere, Holland Coach, Noah Goss-Woliner, Ryan Boland, Will Judge, Jack Besse, Zach Blanchard, Luke Dorfman, Holland Coach, Mike Clayton, Henry Sengle, Nolan Frey

Front Left: Kyle Logan, Chris Sulva, Carey wood, Brent Adair, Stefan Pierson, Simon Casson, Parker Cadwell, Mac Edgerton, Tyler Powell

Bernadette Pierson
Bernadette Pierson
Bernadette is Stefan’s mom and also the mother to three other children. She works at IBM creating Intellectual Property strategies for IBM’s businesses. Bernadette has program management skills and currently manages the corporate- wide Innovation Council for IBM. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, house projects, knitting, cooking, and spending time on the water. She wishes she had more time to travel and in the future she hopes to be the owner of a puppy who will keep her cat company.