Erin Glaser is in her fifth year as the head women's volleyball coach at Hamilton College. In 2011, Glaser guided Hamilton to an overall record of 17-12, and the program's first winning season since 1999. The Continentals won three tournament titles under Glaser last year.
Hamilton defeated NESCAC rival Trinity College in the 2011 Continental Classic. It was Hamilton's first win against Trinity since 1993. Anna Brown '15 was selected the NESCAC player of the week on Oct. 24 after she was named to the Continental Classic all-tournament team. Glaser mentored Amber O'Connor '09 as O'Connor set a team record with 596 digs in 2008.
Megan McCareins '14 and Sarah Pfund '14 made the 2011 NESCAC fall all-academic team. Each honoree has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35 and must have reached sophomore academic standing at her institution. Glaser's program was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with the AVCA Team Academic Award for 2008-09 and 2010-11. A 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or a 4.10 GPA on a 5.0 scale, needs to be maintained at the close of the school year for a program to be eligible for the award.
Glaser -- formerly Erin Reding -- was an assistant coach at Connecticut College in 2006 and 2007. The Camels tied for second in the 2006 NESCAC standings with a record of 7-3, and the team was 20-9 overall. Glaser helped guide the team to a tie for third place with another 7-3 conference record -- and an overall record of 20-8 -- in 2007. Conn. College was a NESCAC championship semifinalist both years. She helped mold two all-conference selections during those two years.
Glaser played volleyball at Wesleyan University for four years. She was a co-captain and team MVP as a senior in 2005, and was selected the team's rookie of the year in 2002. Glaser led the Cardinals in blocks as a sophomore, junior and senior. She finished second on the program's all-time list with 415 blocks. Glaser also ended up fifth in career aces (221) and seventh in kills (1,137). She graduated cum laude from Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree in art history in 2006, and went on to earn her master's in coaching from Stony Brook University.
Glaser attended Darien High School in Darien, Conn., where she was co-captain of the varsity team in 2002. She helped lead the squad to the Class M state title and a county championship.
Lisa Lindberg is in her second year as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College women's volleyball team. Lindberg is also head coach for the New York Mills High School girls' varsity. She has guided that program to two straight Center State Conference titles, as well as a Section III Class D championship in 2011. Lindberg was named the 2010-11 Section III Class D Coach of the Year.
Lindberg played collegiate volleyball at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., from 1999 to 2002. She was a four-year starter as libero/defensive specialist and a two-time captain. As a senior, she finished with 530 digs in 113 sets, or 4.69 digs per set. She was selected to the 2002 New England Women's Volleyball Association Senior Classic Team. As a rookie in 1999, she helped lead the team to a 16-14 record and the semifinals of the conference tournament. She amassed 1,583 digs for her career at Smith.
Lindberg was an Eastern College Athletic Conference scholar-athlete from 2000 to 2003, and was on Dean's List in 2002-03. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in government.