Erin McDermott

Erin was born and raised in Connecticut and has lived in Monroe for the majority of her life. The youngest of two, she became an athlete at age 5 playing an array of team sports,including soccer and basketball. Excelling at soccer, she began playing for a U-9 state team at the age of 7 and continues to play to this day. While she began her career in rec leagues, she quickly began playing for state and premiere teams. She played for three years in high school before deciding to continue with basketball for her college career. She also spent summers coaching 3-5 year olds at a local YMCA. Today she continues to play soccer in a local Stamford women’s league.

Erin is passionate about soccer and its ability to bring people of all ages, genders and cultures together. Her love of the game has played a major role in her education and life experiences throughout her life. As a product of team sports, dedicated coaches and unforgettable teammates, Erin’s desire to help urban youth succeed in educational and social settings has led her to seek out programming that focuses on team building and leadership skills. Working for the Athletic Department at the University of Tampa, Erin began a youth mentoring program that facilitated relationships between college athletes and local at-risk students attending programs at the Boys and Girls Club. Erin’s yearning to stay involved in a similar fashion led to her involvement with UNFC. She is a firm believer in the power soccer has to enhance and improve the lives of people around the world.

After graduating from the University of Tampa in 2007, Erin spent two years coordinating events for a sports marketing firm in Florida before cutting ties with the corporate world and entering the nonprofit sector. She currently works as the Marketing/Promotions and Fundraising Coordinator at a major CT nonprofit organization.