HIRAM, OHIO — Hiram College women’s lacrosse will be hosting a “Visit Day” on Saturday, Dec. 3 for all high school seniors who have an interest in playing on Hiram’s first-ever women’s lacrosse team.
The women’s lacrosse visit day will include the chance to meet with Head Coach Erika Blozie, tour campus, eat lunch with current Hiram Student-Athletes and get a feel for campus life at Hiram. Those in attendance will also get a chance to tour the newly renovated Charles A. Henry Field, home site for future lacrosse games, as well as the renovated locker room for the team.
The Terrier lacrosse team will begin varsity play in the spring of 2013. For anyone interested in attending the visit day, please register by clicking here.
Erika Blozie was named as the first women’s lacrosse coach in August of 2011. Blozie comes to Hiram following a three-year stay at Stevenson (Md.) University where she served as assistant lacrosse coach and head women’s field hockey coach.
Blozie is a 2005 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University with a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education, Blozie spent three seasons as an assistant with the Warriors from 2005-07 while earning her master of science degree in allied health from the University of Connecticut in 2007. During that time, Eastern Connecticut State won two Little East Conference championships in 2005 and 2007 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship both years.
From 2001-04, Blozie played four seasons as a goalie at Eastern Connecticut State where she still holds six of the seven career records for goalies including games, wins, saves and goals against average. As a member of the Warriors, she started all 71 of the team’s games during her career, totaling 46 wins, 708 saves and an 8.47 goal against average.
A two-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA)/US Lacrosse All-New England Region Second Team selection, Blozie was selected to the IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game and was named to the IWLCA Academic Squad in 2004. She was also a two-time All-Little East Conference selection, earning first team honors in 2002.
As a sophomore in 2002, Blozie led the Warriors to the ECAC Division III New England Region tournament, the first of three-straight appearances, where she earned Most Valuable Player honors after winning a school record 15 games, 185 saves and a 7.67 goals against average, the second-best in team history in 1,158 minutes, two shy of the school record.
A team captain in 2003 and 2004, Blozie also won a NEWLA South Division regular-season title as a freshman in 2001.
In 2007, Blozie served as an admissions assistant at the Bradford School in Pittsburgh, Pa. before serving as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine in 2008.