Women's Soccer

Erin Tyler
Erin Tyler

RS Senior

Granite City, Ill.

High School:
Granite City




Club team:
J.B. Marine

2005 - RS JUNIOR: Former Illini rejoined team in the spring of 2004.

2004 - RS Sophomore: Not a member of the UI squad.

2003 - Sophomore: Not a member of the UI squad

2002 - Freshman: Saw action in thirteen matches and started three, including the 4-3 win over No. 10 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament • Made first career start at Michigan on 9/22 • Fired two shots on the season, one of which was on goal.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in soccer • Two-time All-Southwestern Conference selection • All-Sectional and All-State honoree • Earned the team's Outstanding Freshman and Outstanding Sophomore awards, as well as being named the Outstanding Defender as a junior • Played for the J.B. Marine club team • Also earned three letters in basketball and was a member of the youth national team.

Personal: Born on Nov. 14, 1983 • Daughter of John and Rhonda Tyler • Has one brother • Majoring in chemical engineering • Member of the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers • Also a member of Omega Chi Epsilon, a chemical engineering honor society.

Getting to Know Erin: Nickname: ErBear • Favorite athlete: Marion Jones • Favorite movies: Swordfish and Office Space • Favorite actress: Meg Ryan • Favorite singer: John Legend • Favorite TV show: Sex and the City • Favorite food: Italian • Favorite quote: "We've got no money, no jobs, our pets heads are falling off!" - Harry in Dumb and Dumber • I have been told I look like: Jessica Biel and Harry Potter • Favorite thing about Coach Rayfield: her demand for discipline and respect • Three words that describe me: honest, disciplined, happy • I chose Illinois because: of the engineering program, the team and the friendly people.

Coach Rayfield on Tyler: "After concentrating on her academics for a year and missing the challenge of competitive athletics, Erin Tyler decided to return to the team. Her renewed dedication to the team shows with the effort she puts forth every practice. She provides another ball winning presence, especially in the air, and adds to the depth we have in the midfield."

Tyler's career statistics

Year GP-GS G A Pts. Sh. Sh% SOG SOG% GWG 2002 13-3 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 Total 13-3 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0