Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer
Erica Jensen enters her first season as an assistant women's soccer coach at Washington University in St. Louis. Jensen spent the past year as assistant coach at UNLV after a stellar playing career for the Rebels.
A native of Las Vegas, Jensen played her freshman year for Big West champion California State University, Fullerton before transferring to UNLV in 2004. She appeared in 64 career games for the Rebels, making 55 starts.
A two-year team captain, Jensen led UNVL to three-straight Mountain West championships (2005, 2006, 2007). One of the top defensive midfielders in the conference, Jensen earned second team All-MW honors in 2006, first team All-MW honors in 2007 and was named to the Academic All-Mountain West Team three times.
After her playing career ended, Jensen held several different positions in the athletics. She was an undergraduate assistant coach for the Rebels during the 2008 season, and worked as a student intern in the UNLV Media Relations Office during the 2009-10 athletic year.
After a summer internship with WPS (Women's Professional Soccer) in 2010, Jensen spent the 2010-11 season as an assistant sports information director for California State University, Bakersfield, which saw her serving as the primary contact for the Roadrunner men's and women's soccer programs and women's basketball.
She earned a bachelors degree in journalism and mass media studies and psychology from UNLV in 2008, and received her master's degree in sports education leadership from UNLV in 2011.
In addition to her role at UNLV, Jensen served as head coach and trainer for Player's Soccer Club. She also served as an assistant with the Nevada ODP program, and holds her NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.