SPARTANBURG, S.C. Erskine College inducted seven members into its Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, including Coastal Carolina's women's soccer coach, Karrie Miller. The Greenville, SC native was a stalwart in the Flying Fleet's lineup from 1986 to 1990, anchoring a stingy defense, while still moving forward to score 31 career goals.
"I feel very honored and privileged to be recognized among the many athletes that have attended Erskine College," Miller said.
A three-time All-America, Miller led Erskine to unprecedented success, ranking No. 1 in the country on several occasions, and playing in the 1987 NAIA National Championship game. Their runner-up finish in 1987 was followed by a fourth-place finish in 1989, as Miller was twice named to the National All-Tournament Team.
"Out of all the opportunities that are available today to play women's soccer, I would never trade my experience and memories that occurred while playing for Erskine," she said. "I believe that those experiences have helped me to become the coach that I am today."
Joined by Miller in the 2001 ceremony were Matt Beyer, Tom Okubo, Garth Pollonais, Bill Walters, Tim Whipple and Mark Wilson, as Erskine's Hall of Fame grows to only 107 members, dating back to 1896. More information can be found at www.erskine.edu