Women's Head Soccer Coach
Erik Moreno enters his second season ar the helm of the Prairie State College women's soccer team in 2017.
Last season, Moreno made the transition from the high school coaching ranks to those of the college game as the Pioneers posted an overall record of 4-6-1.
Moreno succeeds Agustin Herrera, who guided the Pioneers from 2011 to 2014.
Moreno comes to PSC with an advanced knowledge of the game, constructed after spending a lifetime in it as a player, coach and official.
The highly-motivated Moreno played one season of collegiate soccer at Triton College before moving on to concentrate on his scholastic career at Purdue University Calumet, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.
Despite taking the pitch for just one campaign, Moreno made the most of his college playing experience, garnering first-team NJCAA All-American honors for the Trojans following the 1997 season.
A product of Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana, where he was honored as an all-state, all-area, all-district and all-conference performer, Moreno resides in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood with his wife and two children.
Women's Assistant Soccer Coach
After a stellar collegiate playing career, former Prairie State standout Lasse Olrik returns to PSC in 2017 as an assistant on head coach Erik Moreno’s staff.
Olrik, a defensive force for two highly successful Prairie State squads in 2013 and 2014, continued his playing career at NCAA Division II American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts upon leaving Chicago Heights in 2015.
The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Olrik was an NJCAA All-Region IV First Team pick in 2014 as well as a two-time All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference selection for former PSC head coach David Spataru.
A team captain and team MVP in 2014, Olrik made 32 starts for the Pioneers.
At American International, Olrik earned Third-Team All-Northeast 10 Conference honors and was named to the Northeast 10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Role during his senior season of 2016. He holds a bachelors degree in Public Health.