Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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April 17, 2014

After missing her junior year with a knee injury, Ericson is back and hitting for softball team

After injury, Ericson is knocking it out of the park again

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ERICSON A TERRIER

Nicole Ericson’s first meeting with Boston University softball coach Kathryn Gleason was far from ideal.

“My first meeting with her was three days after my injury,” Ericson said. “I walked in on crutches, so it was not the best first impression. But I think it showed how much I wanted to do it.”

Gleason may have only seen Ericson play at a BU softball clinic, but they stayed in touch. It was enough to offer her a spot on the team as a recruited walk-on.

“I can’t wait, Ericson said. “It is so exciting to play at that level. I love the sport so much, and there isn’t anything I would rather be doing.”

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