GENERAL:Excellent defensive player who will likely transition to libero as a sophomore...Gained tremendous experience in the back row as a freshman playing alongside the school's all-time digs leader Lesli Akeo...Sister Julie was libero at MAAC-member Manhattan from 2009-12...Has soft hands, good footwork, and a strong knowledge of the game...Gained exposure for her off-the-court work with Operation Hearts and Home that led to two service missions to Ethipoia during her freshman year.
2012: Played in 27 of team's 32 matches and 64 total sets...Averaged 1.0 digs per contest...Collected season-high 10 digs in tough 3-2 loss at Niagara (10/21)...Had just three reception errors in last 11 matches played...Started against Binghamton (8/25), at Iona (10/7) and at Rider (11/10).
BEFORE SIENA:Played seven years of volleyball and was a three-year varsity starter at libero...All-State and two-time All-County selection...2011 All-Long Island selection by MSG Varsity...Three-time Nassau County Champion (2008-10).
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:Has two older sisters Kristen and Julie, and a brother, Phil...Family hosts a ukranian girl named Alina each summer...Very active in community, having volunteered for: Operation Hearts and Home (2006-13), Camp Abilities volunteer coach (summers of 2011-12), Massapequa volleyball volunteer/head coach (summers 2007-10/11-12).
COACH PIERRE SAYS:"Erin's one of the hardest workers on the team, and her game has improved tremendously. With Lesli's graduation, she should be able to help the team a lot more in the back row."
GETTING TO KNOW ERIN:
Major: Social Work
Twitter handle: BIES_inthetrap
What I like most about Siena College: The welcoming and friendly environment
What I like most about my sport: The family you form with your teammates
What I like most about coach: His ability to push us to our limits and how he motivates us to want to do our best
Another Siena sport I follow: Soccer and Basketball
Player I most relate too on the team: Kelly Byrne
My goal for the upcoming season: Win the MAAC Championships
My biggest fear is: Wrists
My hobbies are: Volleyball, traveling, shopping, hanging out with friends
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Africa (again)
My biggest fan: My grandma
My before game/meet routine: I have to warm up the same way before every game or practice
Best advice I have ever received: Don't let anyone work harder than you
Most embarrassing moment: When I went to call a ball out and it hit me on the back
Person I look up to the most: My sister Julie
Three words that describe me: Enthusiastic, energetic, loud
My dream job: Elementary school teacher
If I had a million dollars, I would: Travel around the world
FAVORITESClass at Siena College: Philosophy
Vacation spot: Arizona
Sports Team: NY Rangers
Type of ice cream: Mint Chip
Phone app: Twitter
Food: Peanut butter and jelly
Movie: Dinner for Schmucks