2010-11 Women's Soccer Coaches
|YEAR AT FGCU:||1st Season|
|ALMA MATER:||Campbell '05|
Erin Switalski enters her third season as an assistant coach on the FGCU women’s soccer staff. She works primarily with the defense and goalkeepers as well as coordinating recruiting, game management and travel arrangements.
In her second season with FGCU, Switalski worked with Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year and All-Conference first team goalkeeper Stephanie Powers who along with A-Sun First Team selections Kat Hunter & KC Correllus helped guide the Eagles to 12 shutouts and a 0.111 GAA in conference. Powers’ 12 shutouts in 2011 also puts her as the all-time leader in Atlantic Sun history for most career shutouts, a list Switalski joins her protégé on at the fourth spot.
Under Switalski’s watch in 2011, the Blue and Green allowed only one goal in regular season conference play and finished on top of the A-Sun for the second straight year.
In her first season, Switalski worked with Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team goalkeeper Stephanie Powers and All-Conference defenders Kat Hunter and KC Correllus in 2010 en route to a league-leading 11 shutouts. Correllus also garnered A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year honors under Switalski’s guidance as the Eagles won their first A-Sun Regular Season title, boasting the conference’s top goals against average (GAA) at 0.51. Under Switalski’s watch, the Blue and Green allowed only two goals in conference play and were one of three teams in the entire nation to give up less than 10 goals the entire season.
Prior to coming to FGCU, Switalski spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. During her time at Lynn, she worked primarily with the goalkeepers while also contributing to recruiting and game management. Over her three years, the Knights had a 1.06 goals against average and a save percentage of .748.
Switalski joined Lynn after playing in the Danish First Division for a year and coaching two seasons at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. The Lady Govs recorded a 1.87 GAA as a team in 2007, but saw their starting keeper post a 1.30 GAA, good for fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Prior to embarking on a coaching career, Switalski starred at Campbell University. A four-year letterwinner with the Lady Camels, she was a three-time Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team selection and was named the 2004 A-Sun Tournament MVP after posting shutouts against Gardner-Webb and UCF. She led Campbell to its first A-Sun title and initial appearance in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. She holds school records for shutouts in a career (26) and season (9 in 2003 and 2004), and career saves (329) while finishing with the second lowest goals against average for a career (1.11).
The Breckville, Ohio, native graduated with a Bachelors of Science in exercise sciences from Campbell in May 2005.
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