Erin Rawls is in her final semester at Arizona State University. Below, Erin reminisces on her time as a Sun Devil and her future plans.
Erin is from Tempe, Arizona and will graduate with a Bachelor's in Anthropology.
Talk about your experience playing hockey at ASU.
E: Playing hockey at ASU has been one of my proudest accomplishments. It has provided me structure and taught me the value of hard work and discipline. I feel very lucky to be a part of this family and to meet people who I will be friends with for life.
What is your favorite thing about playing hockey at ASU?
E: My favorite thing about playing hockey at ASU has been the family I've created. I love traveling with the team, making memories and competing with my best friends.
What is your favorite hockey memory from ASU?
E: There are many times I think back on fondly but the one that sticks out in my mind is our first win as a team. We had a tough season on the road trying our best but being beaten over and over again. We had our first home series against Denver and I remember having a great feeling of accomplishment and joy when we won those two games. It seemed to make all the hard work that season worth it, and those games were the groundwork for many wins to come.
What legacy do you hope to leave behind for ASU Women's Hockey?
E: I hope that when I leave ASU I'm known for being a good teammate and someone with a strong work ethic.
Any advice for younger players or players looking to play at ASU?
E: My advice to younger players is to always try to have fun and work hard even when it seems difficult. Time flies and it will be over way quicker than you may have expected.
What is your plan after graduation?
E: After graduation I will be beginning my PhD in Molecular Biology at ASU. I hope to have a career in forensic sciences, I have a particular interest in solving cold cases with updated technology.