Septer, a four-year All-ODAC selection for the Hornets, rejoins the women’s soccer program as the department’s first-ever graduate assistant. Septer graduated from SU in 2017 with an exercise science degree and started 79 games for the Hornets. As a graduate student, she will be pursing an organizational leadership degree from the School of Education and Leadership.
While protecting the net, the Hamilton, New Jersey native made a second-best-in-program-history 306 saves and ended her career with a .797 save percentage. She holds program records for wins (40), goalie games played (81), games started (79), minutes played (6,397), and shutouts (25). Two of her four All-ODAC accolades were first team selections and she also collected All-State honors as a junior. She was an ODAC All-Tournament honoree as a sophomore.
“To have somebody join our staff with the accolades that Erin earned at Shenandoah will add a deeper level of instruction to our goalies and inside the box,” Pike said. “She will immediately contribute to our player development on the defensive end. I am excited to have Erin return as she is familiar with not only the ODAC but also the women’s soccer program and goals we have here.”
Septer has private training experience and worked with club soccer teams in addition to holding a United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Level 1 certificate.
“I am extremely grateful to Coach Pike for the opportunity to coach beside her and the rest of the staff she’s put together,” Septer said. “I never thought that my time playing under her would lead me to this position. Coach Pike is someone I have looked up to and admired because of her passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the game- to learn from her and be able to impact student-athletes at my alma mater is very humbling.”