Point Pleasant, N.J.
Christie Christie Patricia Pearce (formerly Rampone) grew up in Point Pleasant and was a four-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, track, and field hockey at Point Pleasant Boro High School. Rampone attended Monmouth University where she excelled as a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. She finished her collegiate soccer career with a start in all 80 games, led her team with 79 career goals and 54 assists, and was Monmouth’s record holder for goals, assists, and points in a season. Rampone is captain of the United States women’s national soccer team and has played in four FIFA Women’s World Cup finals and four Olympics. She is a 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and a three-time gold medalist, having won championship titles at the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics, and 2012 London Olympics. She is currently competing with Team USA at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.