One of the most important traits of a coach is the ability to manage players and personalities. As a former player under Erin, I felt like she was always in tune with her players needs. Erin was a memorable and influential coach for a number of reasons – her passion and energy for the game, her ability to teach, but, most importantly, her ability to engage her players on a personal level. Erin’s ability to connect and motivate both individually and collectively is what made her a successful coach. As a player, I felt like Erin was invested in me and my development – both on and off the field. As a current college coach, that’s a skill I’m working to improve in my Arsenal. Erin’s ability to identify, work through, and resolve problems has been immensely important in my life, as a 19 year old, and still to this day. I can say with complete certainty that Erin will continue to engage, motivate, and assist people of all ages with conflicts and challenges they encounter through their lifetime.