Erin Robson To Lead Women's Lacrosse Program
- Release Date:
- August 29, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Susan Viscomi, Director of Athletics, is pleased to introduce Erin Robson as the new women’s lacrosse coach and staff assistant in the Hilbert College athletics department. Robson assumes the full-time coaching duties prior to the start of the 2012-13 academic year. She has the ability to create a winning program accessing her collegiate playing and international coaching experiences along with her professional employment positions. Robson will also perform administrative support for the athletic department and serve as an adjunct faculty member, teaching a health and wellness class at Hilbert. Robson begins her full-time position on August 27th.
“Erin is a highly motivated individual who will work hard to build a successful women’s lacrosse program here at Hilbert”, said Viscomi. “As a native of Ontario, her connections north of the border should help us in recruiting some quality players internationally as well as in New York State. We look forward to her promising leadership in the inaugural year of varsity competition”.
Robson’s playing experiences began in her early teens in Canada; she developed her lacrosse skills as an Ontario Provincial All-Star Team mid-fielder (’04) which eventually led to her competing as a two-sport athlete at The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. Graduating in only three years, Robson was a scholar student, was a three-year member of the women’s lacrosse and ice hockey programs and also a member of the college’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She received academic recognition as an Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Academic and a SUNYAC All-Academic Team member each year (’07-’09), as well as earning the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All Academic Award in 2009 and the SUNYAC Commissioner’s List her last two years at Oswego.
Following her graduation, Robson spent seven months in New Zealand serving as the head coach of the West Auckland Force Girls Lacrosse Under-19 team. She guided the top college and national players in Auckland to an undefeated season, winning the league championship.
Upon her return to North America, Robson stayed state-side and began her graduate studies in education at Canisius College while student teaching and coaching in the Buffalo, NY area. She became a certified personal trainer and served as a manager and personal trainer for Lifesource Training Studios, implementing individualized weight training programs and nutritional guidelines for clients. Robson recently served as the junior varsity head lacrosse coach at Nichols High School, the assistant varsity field hockey coach at Sacred Heart Academy, and has worked at several area clinics and summer camps.
Robson earned her bachelors of science in wellness management with a double minor in health science and athletic coaching from Oswego in 2009. She then completed her masters of science in physical and health education from Canisius College in the summer of 2012.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.