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#3 Erica Field
Position: Catcher/Utility
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Manassas, Va.
High School: Osbourn Park
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2013 as a freshman:

  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • NFCA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament Team
  • CAA Player of the Week (Feb. 26) and CAA Rookie of the Week (May 6)
  • Started all 59 games for the Dukes, playing catcher, third base and shortstop
  • Hit .328 with 14 doubles, one home run and a .417 slugging percentage
  • Added 30 runs, 35 RBIs, five walks, four sacrifice flies and 11 steals in 11 attempts
  • Ranked 29th in the country in sacrifice flies
  • Finished the season ranked third in single-season at-bats, seventh in single-season RBIs, second in single-season sacrifice flies and 10th in career sacrifice flies

High School:

  • 2012 AAA State Player of the Year and First Team All-State catcher
  • 2012 Northwest Region Player of the Year
  • 2012 News and Messenger Player of the Year 
  • Four-time All-District and All-Area team selection
  • As a senior  broke her own Virginia High School record for RBIs in a season with 55
  • Owns the Virginia High School record for RBIs in a career with 156
  • As a sophomore, tied Virginia High School record with three home runs in a game
  • Member of the 2012 Rising Stars All-Star Team
  • Two-time First Team All-Region and All-Metro selection
  • Two-time team MVP


  • Daughter of Ben and Rita Field
  • Older sister Alicia played softball at Virginia Tech and has a younger brother named Daniel
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Honor Roll, earned Academic Letter and Scholar-Athlete Award (2009-12)
  • Enjoys Art, basketball and movies
  • Played club ball for the Virginia Shamrocks coached by Jim Brackin

Career Stats

2013.... .328 59-59 192 30 63 14 0 1 35 80 .417 5 0 20 1 .338 4 0 11-11 293 45 8 .977
TOTAL... .328 59-59 192 30 63 14 0 1 35 80 .417 5 0 20 1 .338 4 0 11-11 293 45 8 .977

What do you love most about JMU?

Playing for the softball team and going to school in the mountains

What is your major/minor?

Finance Major

What is your favorite place to eat on campus?


Most people don’t know that I … ?

Enjoy painting

What will be your “walk out” song/songs for 2014?

1.       How You Like Me Now – The Heavy

2.       God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash

What is your favorite …
Teriyaki Salmon
The Bourne Ultimatum
TV Show:
The Walking Dead
Even If It Breaks Your Heart
Cal Ripkin

What is one personal goal you have for the 2014 season?

Hit with more power, while improving my average from last season

What are your favorite hobbies away from softball?

Baking, painting and basketball

What is your favorite memory of JMU softball?

Finding out that we won a birth to go to regionals in Knoxville

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Love what you do

What is the one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?

Eat at Jack Browns

What is your ideal vacation?

Rome, Italy

If not softball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?


If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be?

Matt Damon, Theresa Caputo, Lou Gehrig