- HometownOakhurst, New Jersey
Date of Birth: 8/9/1994
College: Syracuse University
How Acquired: Open Tryouts (2016)
A soccer and basketball standout at Red Bank Regional High School in New Jersey, Erin Simon played her college soccer at Syracuse University. She arrived on campus as a forward, registering nine goals and six assists in her first two seasons with the Orange. Her athleticism and an injury to a teammate on the back line then led Simon to a run as defender, a position she then played for the entirety of her final two years at Syracuse.
With a dream of becoming a professional soccer player within reach, Simon then attended Sky Blue FC’s open tryouts before the start of the 2016 NWSL season. She impressed head coach Christy Holly enough to earn an invite into preseason, soon after earning a professional contract and a starting spot on the Sky Blue FC back line. During her rookie campaign, the New Jersey native made 18 starts over 19 appearances, tallying a pair of assists.