"I chose the University of Minnesota because the Gophers are very competitive and I love how the campus is right in the city. Going to the University of Minnesota and playing for the Gophers is my dream come true. The team is the nicest, hardest working and most competitive team I've ever seen. It's going to be awesome."
Three-time All-Conference selection...Two-time All-State selection...Named 2012 All-Pioneer Press Girl's Soccer Team Honorable Mention...Named team MVP three years in a row; 2010-2012...Served as high school team captain in 2012...Helped team to Lakes to Prairie conference championship in 2011 and a co-championship in 2012...Became Bemidji High School Career Leading Scorer with 120 career points (66 goals, 54 assists)...Five-time letterwinner in soccer...Also earned three varsity hockey letters and four academic letters...Member of the National Honor Society...Link leader...President of Orchestra.
Played for the St. Paul Blackhawks in 2012 and St. Croix U19 in 2013...2012 league champions 2012...2012 State Champions...Promoted to Premier League in 2012.
Participated in the Minnesota Olympic Development program in 2011 and 2012...Competed on regional level with Minnesota State 95 Girls team...Went to the final and lost in a shootout with Ohio South.
Daughter of Kristin and Stephen Booth...Has one sibling, Jackson (14)...Born Jan. 30, 1995...Plans to major in Health Care.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT ERIN...
"Over the last five years I have had the honor to work with Erin and watch her grow as a talented player and person. Erin has a natural ability to pursue the best in herself and her teammates. She has an inner drive that is contagious. Continually, Erin has demonstrated exceptional soccer skills, work ethic, and leadership qualities. Erin has made her mark as an athlete of success, and is now moving on to her next challenge. We wish Erin the best of luck as she becomes a Gopher." - Kelly Schoonover, Bemidji High School Coach
"Erin is a raw talent that we look forward to developing. She works extremely hard, she likes the ball at her feet, and she is athletic. Erin has shown her dedication to her development in the amount of hours she spends driving to the city to put herself in better training environments. With daily training in our program, we anticipate her making some tremendous strides this fall. We look forward to seeing where she best fits our team as she is very versatile." - Minnesota Head Coach Stefanie Golan
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