Dec. 22, 2011
Hometown: Severna Park, Md.
High School: Severna Park
Club Team: SPLax
Erika Spilker, a midfielder who attends Severna Park High School (Md.), has helped the Falcons to 4A Region and State Championships in 2009 and 2011. A four-year starter, she battled back from an ACL injury suffered in October of 2010 to return to action in April in time to lead SPHS to the 2011 state title and a 16-3 record. In 2010, Spilker received Second Team All-Anne Arundel County honors as the Falcons went 16-1 and captured a district championship.
Spilker plays club lacrosse for SPLax under head coach Jen Fuller.
Erika Gabrielle Spilker was born on August 27, 1994 in Baltimore, Md. to parents Jeff and Eva...Has three younger siblings, Logan, Rachel and Lilly...Hobbies include family and friends...Undecided on a major but wants "to do something with people and sports and definitely something that is active."...Came to Penn State because "I knew Penn State was right for me the first time I visited. Great academics, great athletics, great coaches, an amazing campus and a team ready to win a national championship."
Missy Doherty on Spilker
"Erika is a tough athlete who does the dirty work. She is a naturally gifted athlete, who brings finesse and hard work to the field. Our midfield will be extremely competitive, and Erika will surely be in the mix to contribute quickly."