One of the most improved players on the team in 2017-18 ... a strong player ... she can play inside and out ... has a three ball that she can pull now and again ... is getting more aggressive ... a competitor and very focused.
As a Senior (2017-18):
Started all 33 contests played as a senior, after starting only nine games the previous three seasons ... Lisa Leslie Award candidate as the top center in NCAA Division I ... All-ACC Academic Team honors ... averaged 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks ... notched a tied for team best three double-doubles ... ranked tied 11th in the ACC with a 1.2 blocks per game average ... posted a career-high 24 points against UNC Greensboro as she hit 12-of-18 field goals ... swatted a career-high four shots at Virginia Tech ... opened the season with a double-double at Grand Canyon (12 points, 10 rebounds) ... had a double-double versus eighth-ranked Ohio State with 10 points and 10 rebounds ... in her return home to Pittsburgh, had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds ... closed the season scoring double-digits in three of the last four games ... hit her final 14 free throws of her career in a row ... blocked a career-high 39 shots ... dished a career-high six assists at North Carolina.
As a Junior (2016-17):
Collected six starts in 34 contests ... saw key minutes in the post all season ... started the first five games of the season and in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Oregon ... averaged 3.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists ... scored double-digits in back-to-back contests against Longwood (13) and Grand Canyon (10) ... pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds to go along with four points and four assists in 21 minutes at Liberty in the season opener ... came off the bench to provide six points, four rebounds, three steals and one blocked shot in an upset win over eventual NCAA Champion South Carolina ... in the NCAA Tournament first round versus Hampton, had seven points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots in a season-high 29 minutes.
As a Sophomore (2015-16):
Started three of her 30 games played ... averaged 1.8 points and 1.7 rebounds ... netted a season-high eight points at North Carolina in 17 minutes, while hitting 4-of-5 field goals ... pulled down a season-high five boards versus Texas State and at Pittsburgh.
As a Freshman (2014-15):
Appeared in 27 games off the bench as a rookie for the Blue Devils ... notched a career-high 11 points and six rebounds in 18 minutes against Buffalo early in the season ... saw increased minutes late in the season ... totaled six points and two rebounds in 10 minutes during the NCAA Tournament first round against Albany ... dished two assists against N.C. A&T ... hit all three of her field goal attempts versus Albany.
No. 97 (Prospect Nation), No. 35 (Blue Star), No. 81 (ASGR), No. 39 (Girls Basketball Report/HoopGurlz)
Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... Miss Pennsylvania Basketball in 2014 ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAAA Player of the Year as a junior and senior … named Class AAAA All-State First Team, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Terrific 10 and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 5 her junior year … a two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAA All-Section Team … compiled 1,088 points, 903 rebounds and 282 blocks over three years at Fox Chapel Area ... notched 51 double-doubles and four triple-doubles over her career ... averaged 16.4 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.6 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.1 assists as a senior ... collected 21 double-doubles and two triple-doubles her senior campaign ... notched a triple-double with 15 points, 14 blocks and 12 rebounds versus North Catholic ... had a second triple-double versus Olentangy with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 swats ... scored a season-high 29 points against Baldwin and pulled down a season-high 19 rebounds against McKeesport ... totaled six games with 20 or more points ... received the KDKA Extra Effort Award and named Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fabulous Five ... as a junior, averaged 17.3 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.8 blocks and 1.4 steals … guided Fox Chapel Area H.S. to an 18-6 overall record and advanced to the WPIAL AAAA quarterfinals … the 2012 Seneca Valley Tip-Off Tournament MVP … named the Post-Gazette Athlete of the Week in December of 2012 … notched 17 double-doubles … registered triple-doubles in back-to-back games as a junior with 20 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks in one game and then 19 points, 15 rebounds and 13 blocks in the second contest … totaled 18 points in the first contest back from a knee injury from the previous year … missed her sophomore season with a knee injury … as a freshman, averaged 10.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.0 steals … posted a season-high 20 points against Penn Hills, while pulling down a season-high 31 rebounds versus Franklin Regional …notched 13 double-doubles … posted double-figure scoring in 16-of-23 contests … guided the WPA Bruins to the Junior National Championship in 2010 and 2011 … invited to the 2011 U16 USA Basketball National Team Trials.
Erin Elizabeth Mathias was born on September 15, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pa. … daughter of Chris and Beth Mathias … has one brother, Matt (23) … member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior ... a 2015-16 and 2016-17 ACC Honor Roll selection ... majoring in visual arts and media studies along with an innovation and entrepreneurship certificate.