Erica (Mastrogiacomo) Schuling was named an Associate Director of Athletics for Simmons in September of 2015 and enters her 10th year as Simmons' Head Soccer Coach.
Since taking over the program in 2006 as head coach, Schuling has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2014. The Sharks' mentor led the squad to its seventh GNAC Championship Tournament appearance in nine seasons last year after tying for the second-best record in the league.
In addition, Schuling has seen 31 of her players receive All-Conference recognition, including 17 First Team selections. Under her watch, Schuling has also cultivated a GNAC Defensive Player of the Year, the league's Rookie of the Year and had the privilege to coach a pair of CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees. The Bay State native became the Sharks' all-time wins leader in 2012 and among her victories was the 2009 GNAC Championship game that earned
Simmons its second NCAA Tournament appearance. She has guided the Sharks to three appearances in the GNAC title match during her tenure.
Prior to being named head coach, Schuling served as an assistant coach for two seasons. During that span, Simmons went 28-4-1, won the GNAC tournament championship in 2004 to give Simmons its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth in any sport and also captured the regular season crown in 2005.
A four-year starter at Syracuse University from 2000-03, Schuling made 64 career starts for the Orange and scored six goals from her midfield position. A two-year captain, she finished her career tied for ninth on the program's all-time assist list. Schuling, who was a Big East Conference Academic All-Star each of her eight semesters at Syracuse, received the Verhulst Sportswoman of the Year Award in 2003. The award is given to the SU athlete that best exhibits sportsmanship, leadership and attitude on the field.
In addition to her collegiate experience, Schuling returned to the Women's Premier Soccer League in 2009 as co-captain of the Bay State Select, and made an appearance for the United States National "B" Team in 2002 against Mexico. Schuling holds a United States Soccer Federation Coaching “D” License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma. She has coached for several club teams in Massachusetts including South Shore Select and FC Boston Bolts. In addition, Schuling has worked numerous camps and clinics, including Boston College, Princeton University, Bowdoin College and Villanova University. She attended the NCAA Women Coaches' Academy in June 2009.
A native of Weymouth, MA, Schuling earned a bachelor's degree in social work from Syracuse in 2004. She worked previously as a special education teacher at Thomas V. Nash elementary school in Weymouth. Schuling graduated from Simmons School of Management with a master's degree in Communications Management in May 2013.