A four-year volleyball letterwinner at Lakewood high School ... Was coached there by Liz Armbrustmacher ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Career total of 905 kills with a .260 hitting percentage ... Captured all-state honorable mention honors in her final season ... As a senior was named first-team all-Jeffco 5A as well as league MVP ... Averaged 4.7 kills per set while hitting .350 ... Also averaged almost one block per set (0.88) along with 1.9 digs per set ... Was a first-team all-conference selection as a junior when she averaged 4.6 kills per set.
Competed five years as amber of the Front Range Volleyball Club in Centennial Colo. ... Played three years with Colorado Juniors in Monument, Colo., where her team won a pair of National qualifiers in the Open Division.
Erin Elizabeth Gillcrist was born in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Daughter of Edward and Annette Gillcrist ... Mother played volleyball at Tennessee ... Two older sisters played Division I volleyball: Rachel at St. Mary's (2010-14) and Marie at Rhode Island (where she is a senior this season) ... Hobbies include photography, hiking and skiing ... Was also recruited by Colorado State, San Diego and St. Mary's among others ... Majoring in kinesiology with career plans as a sports trainer.