7 - Pia Soesemann
Pia Soesemann
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
High School: Ev.Gymnasium Grauen Kloster School
Position: F
Major: Communications

AS A SENIOR (2011)
All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team…CoSIDA All-Region First Team…Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week (09/06/11)…Daktronics All-South Region Second Team…
Competed in 10 matches…made nine starts...Scored 10 goals…Registered three assists…Third on the squad with 23 points…Totaled 40 shots…Connected on three game-winning goals…Tied career-high with three goals scored against Catawba (09/01/11). 

AS A JUNIOR (2010)
Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week (10/25/10)…CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Second Team…All-Sunshine State Conference First Team…Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Year…Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Year…All-Sunshine State Conference Tournament Team…Daktronics All-South Region First Team…NSCAA All-South Region First Team…NSCAA Scholar All-South Region First Team…NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team…Saint Leo Athlete of the Week (09/13/10, 10/25/10, 11/03/10)…Competed in 17 games…Made 15 starts…Scored team-high 19 goals…Collected four assists for team-best 42 points…Registered team-high 57 shots…Registered 1,324 minutes of playing time…Posted team-best five game-winning goals…Scored two or more goals in a game six times…Had two, three-goal efforts against Northwood (Fla.) (10/24/10) and Nova Southeastern (10/30/10)…Ranked in the top-three of the SSC in most major offensive categories…Finished season ranked fourth in the country in goals-per-game (1.118), ninth in points-per-game (2.47), 11th in goal (19), and 18th in points (42.0)...Currently ranks all-time at Saint Leo in goals (third, 40), points (third, 92), shots (fourth, 156), multiple goal games (first, 11), game-winning goals (fourth, 8).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009)
Soesmann was selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second team …Honorable Mention All-Sunshine State Conference…NSCAA Division II All-South Region Third Team … Named SSC Player of The Week once (10/12/2009)…Saint Leo Athlete of The Week once (10/12/2009)…The forward had a strong sophomore year,playing and starting in all 16 games…Soesmann was tied for second on the team in goals with eight, points with 20 and matched her career-high in assists with four…Her biggest offesnive output came against SSC foe Lynn (10/09/09) scoring two goals...She accumulated two game-winning goals over the course of the season,,,She finished 10th in the SSC in total points (20), Seventh in Points-Per-Game (1.25), Ninth in goals (8), and tied for eigth in goals-per-game (0.50).  

AS A FRESHMAN (2008)
Soesemann had a fantastic freshman campaign for the Lions…She led the team with most games played (22), and closed the year with four assists…She was third on the squad in goals scored with 13 and total points with 30…She fired the second most shots on the team during the season (65), while contributing a .492 shot-on-goal percentage and tallied one game-winning goal…Her efforts on the field earned her an NSCAA All-Region First Team selection…She was also named Sunshine State Conference All-Second Team.

PERSONAL
Born July 30 in Berlin, Germany…History & International Studies major…Hobbies include playing sports and spending time with her friends…Her career goals are to play at a higher level of soccer in Germany…Her favorite athlete is Roger Federer and Hertha BSC Berlin is her favorite team…She chose Saint Leo because of its good academic standard and the welcoming feeling of the team and coaches…Daughter of Bernd and Britta Soesemann…Has one brother, Fabian and one sister, Benita.