After a four year career as a Pioneer player, Erika Francisco returns for her second season as an assistant coach for SHU in 2007. She will assist with all facets of the program. Francisco played in 28 games during her time in the red and white. Her play on the defensive end of the field made the Pioneers one of the toughest teams to score against in the Northeast Conference. A native of Newton Square, PA, Francisco played high school field hockey at Villa Maria Academy where she earned Mainline Times Honorable Mention honors. She graduated from Sacred Heart University in May 2006 with a degree in Media Studies.