Erica Hanrahan joined the Eagles for the 2012 season and is entering her second year as the assistant coach of the softball program. The Chicago native works closely with the BC pitching staff and handles several day-to-day responsibilities for the team.
In her first year, Hanrahan helped the BC pitchers achieve the most wins (23) in five years and highest strikeout total (230) in four seasons. With her guidance, senior Morgan Kidd and junior Nicole D'Argento achieved career-marks in wins and nearly matched their strikeout records after an off year. Kidd picked up BC's first win over a nationally ranked team (North Carolina) in three season and D'Argento was decorated with First Team All-ACC accolades.
Hanrahan coached the Elmwood Park High School varsity team for the past 10 seasons. She led the team to record-breaking seasons, including tallying the top three win totals in school history. The Tigers also advanced to the Elite 8 in the state playoffs twice and won two sectional and six regional championships. Hanrahan was named Sectional Coach of the Year honors in 2009 and 2011. At Elmwood, Hanrahan was also an English teacher.
Hanrahan also founded and ran the Lady Tigers Travel Organization, in which her responsibilities included recruiting, fundraising and scheduling for U10 to U18 softball players. She was the coach of the U18 team and volunteered as the pitching coach in the winter months.
A native of Oak Park, Ill., Hanrahan pitched for Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J., from 1997 to 2000, and led the team as a captain to its first MAAC title in 2000. She currently ranks fourth all-time for a 2.20 career ERA, fifth with 28 wins and seventh with 180 strikeouts. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in secondary education.
After graduation, Hanrahan became a graduate assistant at her alma mater, responsible for pitching and outfield instruction. She earned her master's of educations in reading and received the Commissioner's Distinguished Teacher Candidate Award in 2001.