2009: Started every game this season, 44 at catcher and two in right field ... Concluded her senior season ranked seventh in Big Ten history with 44 home runs ... Finished the year ninth in the nation in home runs per game (15 in 46 games, 0.33 per game), 24th in RBIs per game (0.98) and 27th in total home runs (15) ... Clubbed two home runs and drove in four against Kansas (2/7) ... Drove in a pair of runs against No. 4 UCLA (2/13) ... Clubbed a three-run home run versus Southern Utah (2/14) ... Went 3-for-4, driving in five runs with a two-homer performance against Cal State Fullerton (2/15) ... Was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against No. 3 Arizona State (2/20) ... Clubbed a game-winning, sixth-inning solo home run in a 1-0 win over No. 6 Oklahoma (3/8) ... Launched a three-run home run during Northwestern's five-run seventh inning in a 7-2 win at Maryland (3/25) ... Hit a two-run homer at Penn State (3/28) ... Went 2-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at Michigan State (4/1) ... Hit an two-run single in game two ... Crushed a three-run home run onto the roof of McGaw Hall beyond left field in the second game of a doubleheader versus Indiana (4/4), the third home run to ever reach the roof in the history of Sharon J. Drysdale Field ... Hit a two-run homer to break a 1-1 tie in a 6-1 win at Minnesota (4/8) ... Hit a bases-clearing double, driving in three and scoring twice against No. 23 Iowa (4/15) ... Hit the 40th home run of her career with a two-run shot at Loyola (Chicago) (4/16) ... Launched a pair of solo home runs against Northern Illinois (4/22) ... Was 2-for-3, including a three-run home run, with five RBIs at Illinois (4/25) before hitting a solo home run in the second game of the series (4/26) ... Singled and scored twice in a win over No. 19 DePaul (4/28) ... Battled for a full-count single in her final collegiate at-bat in the NCAA Regional.
2008: Started all but two of NU's 56 games at catcher, also starting once as the designated player and appearing in the other game as a pinch hitter ... Second-team All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Mideast Region selection ... Launched a solo home run and recorded a sacrifice fly against Idaho State (2/16) ... Went 2-for-4 with a sixth-inning RBI single against Nebraska (2/17) to give Northwestern an insurance run in an 8-6 win ... Hit a solo home run against San Diego State (2/22) ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI versus No. 11 UCLA (2/24) ... Hit a three-run home run against Wisconsin (3/28) ... Followed that with a grand slam in a 4-3 win over the Badgers the next day (3/29) ... Hit a two-run homer in a come-from-behind, 17-8 (6) victory against Minnesota (3/30) ... Homered in solo fashion at No. 24 Ohio State in the second game of a doubleheader (4/6) ... Went 2-for-4 with a solo home run at Illinois (4/11) ... Matched her career high with three hits, clubbing a double and a homer in NU's second game at Illinois (4/12) ... Hit a solo home run and scored twice against Indiana (4/19) ... Singled twice and scored once versus Purdue (4/20) ... Was 3-for-3 with an RBI in a 2-1 win over No. 6 Michigan (4/27) ... Smashed a three run home run and went 3-for-4 with four RBIs against No. 1 Alabama (4/29) ... Then went 1-for-1 with two walks versus No. 20 DePaul (4/29) ... Jacked a three-run home run against Michigan State (5/3) ... Hit a fourth-inning solo home run to account for all of the scoring in a 1-0 win over Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament championship game (5/10) ... Named to Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament team ... Hit a three-run home run and drove in four in an NCAA Regional game against DePaul (5/17).
2007: Started every game at catcher ... Had a seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 24 to March 3 ... Hit a seventh-inning, game-tying RBI single against Fresno State (2/9) ... Went 2-for-2 with a home run, a single, two RBIs and two runs scored against Portland State (2/16) ... Hit a three-run, seventh-inning home run against No. 12 UCLA on 2/25 ... Hit a two-run single against No. 9 Stanford (3/3) ... Rapped a two-run single during NU's four-run eighth inning in a 4-0 (8) win against No. 11 Oregon State (3/3) ... Launched a three-run home run on 3/16 versus Western Illinois, then had a two-run double later that day against Missouri ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against Columbia College on 3/18 before unleashing two home runs and driving in three against Missouri that night ... Drew three walks, including one intentionally, against No. 9 Michigan on 3/24 ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored versus No. 25 California (3/25) ... Hit a solo home run against Michigan State (4/1) ... Hit a game-tying, three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth against Ohio State (4/13) ... Smashed three home runs in a doubleheader against No. 14 DePaul (5/3), hitting two solo shots in the first game before launching a two-run job in the second ... Hit a two-run homer against Michigan State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (5/10) ... Went 2-for-4 with a two-run single against No. 7 Baylor at the Women's College World Series (6/2).
2006: Earned the starting job in right field ... Started in 58 games while appearing in 63 during the year ... With two outs and two strikes and Northwestern trailing by one in the bottom of the seventh, cranked a game-tying, solo home run in a 6-5, 10-inning win over Alabama in the first round of the Women's College World Series ... Recorded first career hit, a solo home run, on 2/19 against Central Michigan ... Also doubled and scored twice in that game ... Put together a five-game hitting streak during spring break in Hawaii ... Launched first-career grand slam against Cal State Fullerton (3/23), going 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs in the game ... Finished 2-for-3 at No. 1 UCLA (3/26), advancing the winning run to third with no outs in the seventh inning of the game ... Drove in an NU single-game record eight runs, slugging a grand slam, a three-run double and an RBI single against Wisconsin (3/31) ... Went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and two runs scored against Iowa (4/2) ... Finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored against Indiana (4/14) ... Ripped first-career triple against Michigan State on 4/29 ... Launched a two-run home run in the final game of the regular season at Illinois (5/7) ... Clubbed two doubles and drove in four in the NCAA Regional against Notre Dame (5/20) ... Batted .500 (4-of-8) with two doubles and four RBIs in the NCAA Regional ... Hit safely in four-of-five WCWS games.
High School: Named all-state and first-team all-area during junior season ... Hit .429 with 22 doubles, 31 runs and 40 RBIs as a junior ... Led team to 2004 state championship ... Earned all-conference honors as a sophomore ... Named to second-team all-area during sophomore year ... Also lettered two years in volleyball ... Played for Orland Park Sparks and Whiteford Sharks club teams ... Member of National Honor Society ... Honor roll student.
Personal: Born Erin Amanda Dyer on 12/19/86 ... Daughter of Robert and Therese Dyer ... Sister, Kelly, is a junior on the NU softball team ... Chose Northwestern over DePaul, UIC, Illinois, Iowa and Purdue ... Majoring in communications.
DYER'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB ATT
2006 .253 63 58 170 22 43 9 1 5 29 11 48 4 4
2007 .203 65 65 187 22 38 7 0 11 43 20 65 2 2
2008 .308 56 55 143 21 44 2 0 13 41 24 41 0 0
2009 .234 46 46 137 25 32 3 0 15 45 13 47 0 0
TOTAL .246 230 224 637 90 157 21 1 44 158 68 201 6 6