From the Bench: Erica Coker
Erica Coker started 16 of the Ladies' 19 matches last season in net as a freshman
From the Bench: Erica Coker
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SHREVEPORT, La. – This week on From the Bench, GoCentenary.com sits down with women’s soccer goalkeeper Erica Coker. The Frisco, Texas, native is heading into her second season with the Maroon and White. Last season, Coker started 16 of the Ladies’ 19 contests in net. During her freshman campaign she totaled over 1,300 minutes in net with 107 saves – second most in the SCAC with her 81.7 save percentage standing tops in the conference. Coker was recognized twice during the season by the conference office as the top defender of the week.


Q: How did you get started in soccer?

A: My parents asked me if I wanted to sign up when I was little and I said yes.

Q: What was your first team's name?

A: When I was 5 I was on the Dixie Chicks.

Q: What are some of your routines/superstitions on game day or during games?

A: I have to listen to a certain playlist in a certain order and before the whistle blows I do have to jump a few times and touch the crossbar

Q: What is your favorite soccer memory?

A: The whole college soccer experience has to be my favorite; I can’t just pick one moment.

Q: If you could change one thing about soccer, what would it be and why?

A: I would change the golden goal rule for overtime because it is a goal keeper’s worst nightmare.

Q: I wear my uniform number because:

A: That’s the one that Coach Evans told me I was going to wear.