Erika Bohn is in her second season as a full-time assistant coach on the Xavier staff. Bohn, a standout goalkeeper at Notre Dame, was the College Cup Defensive MVP for the 2004 National Champions. Alexander knows the 24-year-old Bohn very well, especially since he was the top assistant at Notre Dame for that championship season.
"Erika is a proven winner at a high level. She brings a number of things to our team as an assistant coach," said Alexander. "She has the experience from winning a National Championship and valuable knowledge and expertise from playing on the U.S. Under-21 National Team. More importantly, she gives us a top-level goalkeeping coach, something that is invaluable to the bottom line of any team's success. In a nutshell, Erika has brought the knowledge, energy, passion and the hard work it takes to continue our development of a positive winning attitude in the Musketeer women's soccer program."
Bohn, who graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with an art studio degree in 2006, has worked as a goalkeeping coach for a number of top club teams around the country as well as the UND Soccer Camps each of the past two summers.
Bohn's playing credentials are impressive, including earning 2004 College Cup Defensive MVP honors as the starting goalkeeper on Notre Dame's National Championship Team. Bohn helped the Irish win the title by turning back a UCLA penalty kick late in regulation and a couple more in the deciding penalty kick shootout.
The list of collegiate honors for Bohn include being named Academic All-American three years in a row, including First Team Academic All-American as a junior and senior. She was named 2005 Third Team All-Big East and 2003 NSCAA Second Team All-Region. She concluded her final season ranked second at Notre Dame in career wins (66-13-2) and goalkeeper starts (80), while ranking third in goals against average (0.69), minutes played (6,788) and total shutouts (50; 26 of them solos).
Following her impressive collegiate career, she earned a spot on the U.S. Under-21 National Team that won the annual Nordic Cup in Sweden during the summer of 2005.