@DuqWSoccer Adds Erica Marshall to the Staff
Feb. 7, 2018
“I am thrilled to add a coach of Erica’s caliber to our women’s soccer staff," said Alvine. "Her background as a player and a coach at the Division I level will be a tremendous resource for our student-athletes. Erica’s passion for developing players and teams on and off the field is something that has already impacted our program . I’m excited to see how her positive influence impacts our program in both the short and long term.”
The Upper St. Clair native comes to the Bluff after spending the last three seasons at Bryant. In her fina season with the Bulldogs, Marshall led the team to one of their most successful seasons since they joined Division I, winning 11 matches and having a program-best RPI of 162.
Prior to her stint in Smithfield, she was an assistant at her alma mater Towson for the 2014 season. She helped the Tigers to their first-ever Colonial Athletic Association tournament berth. Towson recorded eight shutouts, which is the second-most in program history.
Marshall started her professional coaching career at Brown. In her two seasons, she coached a total of nine student-athletes over two seasons who earned All-Ivy League post season recognition. The 2013 team posted their best Ivy League record in 13 years.
As a player, she was a four-year starter for Towson. Marshall led the Tigers in goals in three out of her four years and finished her career with 55 points. She was named Towson offensive MVP and CAA Second-Team All-Conference in 2009.
She stayed aboard as a student assistant in 2010 after her eligibility was exhaustion.
Marshall played professionally for one season in 2011 with the ASA Chesapeake Charge in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The team won the Region I U23 Championship and it to the WPSL Final Four East Playoffs.
She graduated from Towson with a physical education degree in 2011.
Marshall holds USSF C License, a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, is a NCAA Women’s Coach Academy Graduate and was named to the 2017-2018 United Soccer Coaches 30 under 30 Class.
“First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude to women’s soccer Head Coach Al Alvine, Associate Athletic Director Rick Christensen as well as Director of Athletics Dave Harper for affording me the opportunity to be a part of this excellent Duquesne University community," said Marshall. "It was clear to me when I visited campus and met with some of the women’s soccer team members that Duquesne is a special place to be. I can’t wait to start working with our current women’s soccer student-athletes as well as alumni of the program.”