6 Cody Pearson
6 Cody Pearson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Crofton, Md.
High School: DeMatha Catholic
Position: Mid/Def
Major: Sport Management


2011: Opens his junior campaign having become a steady presence in the Spartan defense … gained outstanding experience last season as York's starting left back … is a strong, left-footed player who gives York quality play … is a tough and gritty student-athlete … will look to become one of the conference's top defenders this season.

2010: Played in and started each of York's 22 games ... won a starting role at left back and kept it throughout the season ... tallied four assists on the year, including one in the Spartans' 1-0 triumph over Capital Athletic Conference foe Stevenson on September 22 ... named the CAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on October 18 after helping York to two clean sheets during the previous week while only allowing eight shots in those two matches ... part of York's fifth Capital Athletic Conference Tournament championship and sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

2009: Appeared in 19 of York’s 23 contests … was a major contributor off the bench in the defensive third of the park … distributed three assists on the year … first assist came in York’s 3-0 victory over Kean on September 16 … second assist came in York’s 1-0 triumph against Stevens Tech on September 19 … played in the Capital Athletic Conference championship match … played in two of York’s three NCAA Tournament games … helped the Spartans to their fourth CAC Tournament championship … was part of York’s fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Personal: Is a sport management major … is the son of Leslie Pearson … born March 28, 1991 … played club soccer for the Soccer Association of Columbia and the DC United Academy … was a first-team All-WCAC selection and second-team all-metro choice in high school … made the Dean’s List during the 2009 fall semester … names his mom as the person he most admires … hobbies include ping pong … favorite athletes are Michael Vick and David Beckham … chose York because he wanted to have the best chance of winning a national championship and he “loved the guys on the team when I visited” … lists his most significant athletic achievement as traveling to Scotland, England, and Brazil with the Maryland State ODP team ... his most memorable athletic moment while at York is winning back-to-back CAC Tournament championships in 2009 and 2010.