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Head Coach Erin Kasamarik-Mallett
Erin Kasmarik-Mallett enters her fourth season as head women's soccer coach at Southwest Minnesota State in 2018. She was named to the position on July 23, 2015.
She begins the 2018 season with a career record of 15-36-3 overall, including 14-29-1 in conference play.
In her inaugural season in 2015, she led SMSU to an 8-9-2 overall record and a seventh place finish in the NSIC with a 8-6-1 mark. Her eight wins were the most by a first year head soccer coach in school history. SMSU also made the NSIC tournament for the third consecutive year, but suffered a 1-0 loss to Augustana (S.D.) in the first round.
Kasmarik-Mallett's 2016 team finished with a 6-11-1 overall record and a 5-9-1 NSIC record, finishing just five league points out of qualifying for SMSU's fourth consecutive NSIC tournament.
Kasmarik-Mallett, the fifth head coach in program history, came to SMSU after serving as the head boys’ soccer coach at Brookings (S.D.) High School for two seasons (2013-14) and also served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at South Dakota State University. She has also coached several club teams in the state of South Dakota since 2010.
Kasmarik-Mallett began her coaching career in 2010 spending two seasons as a graduate assistant at SDSU. During her first two seasons she helped lead the squad to 23 victories, including one conference championship.
Originally from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Kasmarik-Mallett was a standout player for the SDSU women’s soccer team from 2005-08. She was a first team All-Summit League honoree during her senior season, leading the league with six game-winning goals, tied for the league lead in goals and ranked second in points. She helped lead the Jackrabbits to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2008, scoring a team-high 24 points with 10 goals. She closed her career recording 39 points with 15 goals and nine assists in 75 games.
A standout in the classroom, Kasmarik-Mallett was a second team CoSIDA Academic All-America in 2008.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and athletic training from SDSU in 2010 and received her master’s degree from SDSU in sport science in 2012.