3 - Erin Kerner
Erin Kerner
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Erie, Pa.
High School: Mercyhurst Prep
Position: GUARD

As a Junior in 2007-08:

Named to the Northeast Conference First-Team for the first time after being named to the Second Team her first two seasons... Named the Eli’s Restaurant Athlete of the Month for December, February and March...Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I University Second Team in January...Honored as the Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week twice on 12/10 and 1/7...Named to the 2007-08 All-NEC Preseason Team...Started in all 30 games that she played...Became the 15th player in program history to record 1,000 career points during a comeback win against Long Island on 1/19. She scored 25 in the contest while also adding six rebounds and six assists...Scored the third-most points in a single game in program history with a career and season-high 37 points against Long Island on 3/9. She also recorded a team-high 14 field goals made against the Blackbirds... Recorded a double-double at Long Island on 2/18 by scoring 13 points and pulling down a season-high 10 rebounds...Scored 21 points in the season opener vs. Brown on 11/11...Scored 17 points and picked up four assists against Maine in the second game of the Dead River Company Classic on 11/24...Pulled down four rebounds, collected five assists, had five steals and netted 24 points at Holy Cross on 12/1...In the conference opener against St. Francis (N.Y.) on 12/5 she scored 22 points and added three steals...Eclipsed her previous career-high of 30 points with a 33-point performance against Robert Morris on 1/5 after having missed the previous game with an injury...Set a season high with four offensive rebounds against St. Francis (Pa.) on 1/7...Scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games from  1/19 to 1/26...Closed with 27 points and a season-high five three-pointers while tying a season high with six assists against Central Connecticut on 2/11...Finished with 17 points, four assists and eight rebounds against Sacred Heart on 2/23...Shot nine of 18 from the floor including five three-pointers and finished with 28 points and three assists on 2/25 against Monmouth at the TD Banknorth Sports Center...Finished the season with the second most points in a season in the program’s Division I history with 509...Set a program record for most field goals made in a season in Division I with 186...Broke the previous season record of 54 three-point field goals made with 63...Also broke the record for the highest three-point field goal percentage in a season with a .432 mark on 63 of 146 shooting ...Recorded the fourth highest single season free-throw percentage (.851) mark in Division I history on 74 of 87 shooting from the line...Finished with 100 or more assists for the second time in her career, joining assistant coach Kara Cassidy and Kim Fitzpatrick as the only players in the program’s Division I history to do so.

 

As a Sophomore in 2006-07:

Named to Northeast Conference 2nd Team for the second straight season...Missed the final eight games of the season to a knee injury...Averaged 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals per game...Scored in double figures in 18 of 20 games played...Named to Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament Team...Named NEC Player of the Week on Feb. 19, 2007...Broke the Quinnipiac Division I record for consecutive free-throws made with 12 against Harvard on 11/22...Named the Eli’s Restaurant Group Women’s Athlete of the Month for November and December...Shot 43.5% (120-276) from the field, 42.5% (34-80) from the three-point line and 87% (80-92) from the free throw line for the season...Had 19 points and six assists against Iowa on 11/17 and 24 points against Florida A&M on 11/18 at the Hawkeye Challenge...Had 16 points, six assists and six rebounds against Dartmouth on 11/26...Had 21 points and five assists against Saint Francis (Pa.)...Tied her career-high with 30 points at Robert Morris on 1/08 as she converted on 50% (8-16) from the floor including 5-of-9 from three-point range and 9-of-10 from the free throw line...Had 13 points and a season-high seven assists at Wagner on 1/13...Had 22 points and five assists against St. Francis (N.Y.) on 1/22...Had 23 points and seven rebounds at Fairleigh Dickinson on 1/29.

  

As a Freshman in 2005Â06:

Became the first Quinnipiac player to be selected Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year...Also earned All-NEC Second-Team honors...Named to the NEC All-Tournament Team...Named NEC Rookie of the Week four times, including three consecutive selections, 1/30, 2/6 and 2/13...Ranked in the top 10 in the conference in seven statistical categories...Canned 44 three-point field goals, the sixth-best total in Quinnipiac single-season history...Started all 30 games...Averaged 13.9 points per game, ninth best in the NEC and the third best points-per-game average in Quinnipiac’s Division I history...Shot 34.1 percent (10th in NEC) from beyond the three-point arc and 79.6 percent (fifth in NEC) from the free-throw line, ranking her third and fourth on the respective Quinnipiac Division I career lists...Her 78 steals and 2.6 steals per game average rank first in Quinnipiac single season Division I history...Made five three-point field goals twice...Dished out nine assists on 1/10 at Wagner...Snagged eight steals, the single-game record in Quinnipiac Division I history, on 2/1 versus Central Connecticut...Scored a season-high 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the floor on 2/10 at St. Francis (Pa.)...Was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line on 2/18 versus Wagner.

 

Before Quinnipiac:

Honored as a Third-Team All-State selection in her senior year...Also named to the First-Team All-Section 4 and awarded the District 10 Co-Player of the Year in her junior and senior years...One of the 2005 Times-News Sportswomen of the Year...All-Metro League Team honors in her freshman through junior years...MVP honors in the  Corry and Oil City tournaments in 2003...Led Mercyhurst Prep to the 2005 and 2004 PIAA AAA State Championships, three straight Metro Championships, four District 10 Championships, as well as the 2005 Section 4 Championship.

 

Personal:

Daughter of Dorothy and Robert Kerner...Has an older brother, Stephen...Cousin Ulice Payne played on the 1977 National Champion Marquette men’s basketball team...Cousin Charles Rush played on the Penn State football team... Uncle Chuck “Yogi” Jones played football at Pittsburgh... An international business major... Born in Erie, Pa.

 

 

2007-08 Season Highs

Points: 37, at Long Island, 3/9/08

Rebounds: 10, at Long Island, 2/18/08

Assists: 6, three times

Blocks: 2, vs. Robert Morris, 1/5/08

Steals: 5, at Holy Cross, 12/1/07

 

Career Highs:

Points: 37, at Long Island, 3/9/08

Rebounds: 10, at Long Island, 2/18/08

Assists: 9, at Wagner, 1/10/06

Blocks: 3, two times

Steals: 8, vs. CCSU, 2/1/06