Erica is a junior Human Biology major from College Park High School in Lafayette, Calif. Since earning the starting goalkeeper job against Arizona, Erica has posted five shutouts and collected 17 saves. She has allowed just one goal in 10 appearances this season, and continues to lead the Pac-10 in both save percentage and goals-against average.
Question of the Week: What is your favorite class at Stanford?
"My favorite class of this quarter is my Exercise Physiology class. I'm a Human Biology major, I'm pre-med and I definitely want to go to med school. I want to be a surgeon and I'm thinking about orthopedics. Since I'm an athlete and I'm into medical stuff, Exercise Physiology is the best of everything because you learn how your body adapts to training. It's really helpful in my own training and seeing how our coaches run their practices and why what they do is good for us. It's just kind of cool to see how it all comes together and works."
The Week That Was: California
"It was a tough loss this weekend, but I think it was a good wake-up call before the tournament. All the teams in the tournament are going to be fighting for their lives like Cal was because it's single elimination. I think we need to go into every game fighting, just like Cal went into this game. That's why I think it's a good wake-up call. It's okay because we're still in the tournament, and I think we can learn from it."
The Week That Is: NCAA First and Second Rounds (Nevada/TBA)
"For the tournament, it's good because we're close to home. Nevada is a good team though. They won their conference tournament, their championship, so I think it will be a good battle for us. It's the first time they're in the tournament, so they're going to come out fighting. I just think we need to go out there and step up and do what we need to do to move on. Defensively, we just need to be sharp and be focused the entire game. We know what to do. We know how to do it. We've been doing it the entire season. All of our defensive players are really, really good. Sometimes, we'll have mental lapses though and we need to just make sure those don't happen in the tournament. That comes from preparation before the game, making sure you get enough sleep and are well-fueled. Offensively, I feel like we just need to go for it and take more risks in the offensive third. We need to be less passive and more aggressive. We just need to let everything out on the field and we'll get the goals."