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Erickson Elevated to Full-Time Status

Erickson Elevated to Full-Time Status

BOSTON, Mass. – The Wentworth Institute of Technology Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the elevation of head men's soccer coach, Connor Erickson, from part-time to full-time status.

"I am very excited that the position of head men's soccer coach has been elevated to full-time status," said Erickson. "The men's soccer program has come a long way in the past several seasons, and my position as a full-time coach will help us get to the next level and reach our full potential."

Erickson, who will be entering his sixth season guiding the Leopards in 2018, has taken his program from winning just two games in his first season of 2013 to posting 38 victories over the past three seasons, including tying the program record for wins with 15 in 2015. That season Wentworth reached the semifinals of the ECAC Tournament and the Leopards made their first appearance in the Commonwealth Coast Conference title game since 2009 with a 13-4-4 record in 2016. This past season the Black & Gold finished 10-8-2 and made their third straight CCC Tournament appearance. He has a 44-40-13 (.521) record in five seasons which includes four CCC Tournament berths.

Prior to joining Wentworth from Erickson served a pair of stints as an assistant coach at Bridgewater State (2009-2010; 2013) and was also an assistant coach at Wheaton College (2011) and UMass Boston (2012) as well as serving as the boys' junior varsity coach at Canton High School during the 2008 season. At the collegiate level he has extensive recruiting experience at the high school, club, and prep school levels at both the regional and national levels.

A 2008 graduate of Wheaton with a Bachelor's degree in history, Erickson played three seasons for the Lyons and served as a student assistant coach during the 2007 season when an injury sidelined him. During his career Wheaton posted a 56-20-11 (.707) record, capturing four straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference regular season championships and three NEWMAC Tournament championships while advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons. The 2004 season saw the Lyons finish 17-4-2 and earn a berth in the sectional semifinals.

"We are excited to have Connor joining us as a full-time staff member," said director of athletics Cheryl Aaron. "During his tenure he has done a tremendous job at rebuilding the men's soccer program at Wentworth to a championship-caliber level with outstanding recruiting and most importantly, outstanding leadership. Under his direction, I believe the men's soccer team will continue to succeed on the field and in the classroom."

Wentworth kicks off the 2018 campaign on Friday, August 31, when the Leopards travel to Husson.

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