Erika Smyth

Client Account Manager

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Erika, a Washington state native and 2011 graduate of Kentlake High School, was a two-time First Team All-League award winner and four-time Gold Glove award winner as a high school shortstop. She still holds her high school record for most plate appearances without a strike out (182). Erika finished her high school career with a career batting average of .462, 47 stolen bases, and 83 runs scored. She was also the starting shortstop on the 8th ranked team in the nation in 2011, the 18U Washington Ladyhawks - Miller, after their top 10 finish in PGF Nationals.

Erika was recruited by former Gopher Softball Head Coach Jessica Allister, and signed her NLI to play softball at the University of Minnesota where she was a four-year letter winner. Erika was a part of the historic class of 2015 that took Gopher Softball to their first Regional appearance in 10 years in 2013, first Big Ten Championship in 15 years in 2014, and the Gophers' first ever Regional Championship and Super Regional appearance in history in 2014. She ended her career having started 110 games at second base and posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 2014. She is the first and only player in Gopher Softball history to win back-to-back Teammate of the Year awards in 2014 and 2015 – the only award voted on by the players. Erika graduated in 2015 with her Bachelors in Business and Marketing and was a three-time Academic All Big Ten Award winner. Erika is currently the head coach of the 16U Minnesota Starters - Smyth travel softball team.