Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Erica Pooler added to Lycoming softball staff

Erica Pooler will join the Lycoming softball staff as an assistant coach. Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A four-year member of the Lock Haven University softball team and a former assistant coach at her alma mater, Erica Pooler will begin her first season as a member of the Lycoming softball staff, head coach Melissa Baer announced Monday, Aug. 21.

Pooler was the assistant coach at Lock Haven during the 2015 and 2017 seasons. During her two years as an assistant, Pooler helped Lock Haven go 43-48, including a 28-21 mark in 2017 when the Bald Eagles placed second in the PSAC Central and fell to Bloomsburg in the PSAC Tournament. Pooler also helped coach first basemen McKenna Garlock to All-Region Second Team honors.

Pooler also worked as an athletic administration and operations assistant, where she helped script home contests, coordinate visits, monitor study hall and help organize fundraising events.

A 2014 graduate of Lock Haven, Pooler helped the Bald Eagles go 101-79 (56 winning percentage) in her four years as the team won PSAC Central titles in 2012 and 2013 and reached three straight NCAA Tournaments. She was also a 2014 NFCA Scholar Athlete. In her senior season, Pooler hit .243 with a team-leading nine doubles with a .405 slugging percentage, third-best on the team. She added 14 RBIs and a home run in 40 games.

A native of Bellefonte, Pa., Pooler graduated from Bellefonte High School in 2010 and helped lead the team to a PIAA Class AAA state championship her senior year.

Pooler earned a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education from Lock Haven in 2015 and earned a Master of Sports Administration from the school in 2017.

The Warriors won a school-record 24 games in 2017 under fourth-year Coach Baer, including three wins over teams that appeared in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Warriors finished the season ranked eighth in the final East Region rankings.

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