10 Brydie Pye
10 Brydie Pye
Year: So.
Hometown: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
High School: Sacred Heart College
Position: Utility

2013 (Sophomore):
Pye backed up her stellar freshman campaign with a fantastic sophomore season, finishing second on the team with 50 goals while playing in all 32 of Pacific's matches. She is one of just nine players in school history to notch 50 scores in a single season, and currently sits 15th in program history with 78 goals. Pye recorded a career-best four goals versus UC San Diego (Feb. 24), Concordia (Mar. 3) and Cal State Monterey Bay (Mar. 9), and added hat tricks against CSU Bakersfield (Jan. 27) and UC Santa Barbara (Mar. 23). All told, she registered 15 multi-goal games, tied for most on the team. Pye led Pacific with 45 steals and finished second on the team with 42 assists, setting a career high with five helpers against Concordia (Mar. 3) and Hawai'i (Apr. 6). 

2012 (Freshman):
Appearing in all of the Tigers’ 29 matches while starting 19, Pye finished her freshman season with 28 goals. She had seven multi-goal games on the year including four hat tricks. Four of these games came in Pacific’s final five matches of the season as she averaged 2.00 goals per game to close out the season. Pye notched hat tricks against Big West foes CSU Northridge and UC Santa Barbara in consecutive days while also putting up a three-spot against UC Davis on Mar. 25. She also contributed 31 steals, 23 assists, 11 field blocks and 10 drawn ejections as her versatility was on display. Pye was recognized with the Defensive Player of the Year Award at the team’s postseason banquet.

Pye was a member of New Zealand’s U-17 squad that participated in the Pan Pacific International Tournament in 2010. In 2009, she led her country’s U-16 team to a first-place finish at the Hawaii Invitational Tournament. Pye was the captain of New Zealand’s U-15 team in 2008, earning Player of the Tournament honors after leading her squad to the Pan Pacific International Tournament title.

High School:
Pye prepped at Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. In 2011, she led her school’s senior team to a first-place regional finish and a third-place finish at the national tournament, earning a spot on the New Zealand Secondary Schools team. Pye led her school’s team to a national title in 2009.

Pye played club water polo for the Hutt Water Polo Club, leading the senior team to a third-place finish at the National League finals in 2011. She paced her squad to a fourth-place finish in the same tournament a year earlier while leading her U-16 club team to a runner-up finish in 2009. Pye was named the U-16 team’s Most Valuable Player in 2008.

Pye was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, and is the daughter of Steven and Linda Pye. She has two brothers, Ben and Adam, and two sisters, Ashleight and Brooke. Pye enjoys playing tennis and watching the All Blacks, New Zealand’s men’s national rugby team. She is majoring in sports pedagogy.