Christie Ehrhardt is in her first season as assistant coach in a return to her alma mater.
Ehrhardt was a four-year letterwinner as a midfielder from 2002-05 for the Huskies. A two-year captain (2004-05) during her collegiate career, Ehrhardt also was a four-time Huskie Scholar.
Ehrhardt spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at the Illinois Institute of Technology. At IIT, she helped the fledgling NAIA program ascend to its third consecutive conference tournament, a 10-8 finish and a No. 5 regional ranking.
Ehrhardt has a National D Coaching License and is continuing to pursue a C license.
Still active as a player, Ehrhardt spent the 2008 summer with the Chicago Gaels of the W-League and scored two goals and added five assists while helping lead the team to its first playoff berth. Ehrhardt began her W-League stint by playing for the Colorado Cougars in 2007.
The Addison, Ill.. native was a three-year starter at NIU. During her senior campaign in 2005, Ehrhardt started 14 of 17 matches and totaled nine shots, eight landing on goal.
In 2003, Ehrhardt tied for the team lead with two goals and ranked fifth with four total points on the season.
Ehrhardt scored her first goal as a Huskie just 7:35 into her collegiate debut in the 2002 season opener against Wright State.
A graduate of Roselle Lake Park High School, Ehrhardt set a school record with 15 goals while adding 10 assists for 40 total points as a senior to earn her second consecutive team Most Valuable Player award. She concluded her prep career with 37 career goals, 35 assists and 109 points, placing her second on the school's all-time list for each category. Ehrhardt also claimed two all-conference honors and a pair of all-sectional accolades.