Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
College: University of Notre Dame '00
Years at Whittier: Enters 2nd
Whittier Coaching Accomplishments
Gerardo was named the head coach of the women's soccer program on March 7, 2011. In her first season the Poets finished 2-15, 2-10 SCIAC but saw Madison Shipherd and Stephanie Bergstrom earn 2nd Team All-SCIAC nods and Megan Wessel and Bergstrom make the All-Academic Team for SCIAC.
Other College Coaching Accomplishments
Gerardo served as an assistant coach at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. She spent two full seasons with Gaels where she was the head recruiting coordinator and community service coordinator. SMC went 6-11-2 in 2006 and improved to 8-9-2 in her second season on staff. In addition to coaching on the field, she was responsible for the program's budget, equipment ordering, practice and participation logs, complliance issues, academic support and organization of team events among other duties.
Gerardo was on staff at the University of Pittsburgh for three seasons where the Panthers went 5-10-2 (2003), 6-10-1 (2004) and 4-11-3 (2005). She was also the head recruiting coordinator.
Gerardo was a volunteer assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Navy was one of two teams in the country to finish the regular season with an unblemished 16-0-4 record.
Gerardo was a four-year letter winner on the University of Notre Dame soccer team where she was part of the 1995 NCAA Division I National Champions. She finished her career as the third all-time leading point scorer in Irish history with 190 points (73g, 44a) and was a three-time All-Big East selection.
In 1999 she participated in the Women's FIFA World Cup for the Mexico National Team and earned over 25 caps while playing from 1998 to 2003.
From 2001-03, Gerardo was a member of the Washington Freedom where she helped her team advance to the organization's first Founders Cup Championships in 2002.
Gerardo holds a USSF 'C' License from the United States Soccer Federation and has served in roles such as Assistant to the Commissioner of the Women's Premier Soccer League, Sports Director of the International Center for Education and Sports and Director of Coaching at the American River Football Club.
|Year||Coaching Duties||Record||SCIAC Finish|
|2011-12||Head Coach||2-15, 2-10 SCIAC||7th|