Erika Culp meets with SV Sports

Erika Culp taught herself how to surf in sixth grade. She's a pretty good athlete on land as well. The senior at Wilson had 28 goals and 32 assists this past season. Culp was named a first team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. She led the Bulldogs to their first Berks County championship since 2010. "I didn't even know that was a fact to be honest with you. I was just glad [that] we put all that work into it and we got the outcome that we were looking for," she said. Wilson reached the District 3 and state finals in Class 3A. The Bulldogs fell to perennial powerhouse Lower Dauphin in both championship games. There were 17 seniors on Wilson's roster and four will be playing in college at the Division I level. Culp explained why she's headed to Saint Joseph's after originally committing to UConn. She was selected as the Berks County Player of the Year in 2022. Culp gave credit to Wilson head coach Kim Underwood who was a former standout for the Bulldogs. "She's made me very strong mentally and emotionally to say the least," replied Culp. Wilson finished (24-3-1) last season. Culp is also a member of the track and field team. She enjoys going to Ocean City, New Jersey to surf. Culp told Paul Roberts of SV Sports that surfing is more difficult than field hockey. Her other interests include snowboarding and art.

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