Erica (Barry) Geyer '02
While at Austin Prep, Erica represented the true essence of a multi-sport athlete, receiving letters from four varsity sports teams – cheerleading, soccer, basketball and softball. Her leadership abilities and performances as a member of Cougar varsity softball earned her a college scholarship.
A four-year varsity softball player, Erica was named MVP of the Catholic Suburban League in 2001, and a League All-Scholastic in 2001 and 2002. She has the second-highest number of runs batted in (110) in Austin Prep softball history, and was named a League All-Star three times - in her sophomore year (playing centerfield and third base), junior year, and senior year (at shortstop). In addition, Erica was selected as an All-Scholastic – twice – by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, and helped the team win the CSL Championship in 2001 and 1998. She served as a team captain, and helped the team make it to the state tournament round each year during her four years of high school.
In her freshman and sophomore years, Erica excelled on the soccer field as the varsity team’s goalkeeper, setting several school records and helping the team earn a spot in the state tournament in 1998 and 1999. She still holds the school records for most career wins (27), most single-season wins (14) and most shutouts over her career (16). Erica was also a four-year member of the girls varsity basketball team, being selected as a League All-Star in her junior and senior years and serving as captain her senior year. The basketball team also won the League Championship in her senior year and qualified for the state tournament in her junior and senior years.
After graduating from Austin Prep, Erica played four years for the Babson College Women’s Softball Team. That team won two NEWMAC Tournament Championships (2005 and 2006) and for the first time in Babson Women’s Softball qualified (twice) for the NCAA Division III Tournament. Erica’s team still holds the Babson school record for most victories and highest winning percentage.
Currently a fifth grade teacher in Rowley, Massachusetts, Erica coaches her daughter’s tee-ball team, and formerly coached a Little League baseball team to the championship round. She lives in Rowley with her husband, Jesse, and their children Amelia, 5, and Lincoln, 2.