Three-time letterman ... will serve as one of the team's tri-captains this winter ... lone senior in program ... burly forward who gives Black Knights imposing force inside ... aggressive rebounder and hard-working defender ... continues to improve offensive skills ... veteran presence will be vital to development of young corps of interior players ... quiet leader ... hard-nosed performer who leads by example.
As a junior: saw action in 15 games ... opened with lead cast on four occasions ... averaged 0.8 ppg. and 1.9 rpg. ... shot .556 from the floor and .400 from the foul line ... saw sporadic action early in campaign, drawing first starting assignment in December matchup with Albany ... came on late in season, starting final two regular season games as well as Black Knights' Patriot League Tournament matchup with Holy Cross ... grabbed season-high seven rebounds in each of final three regular-season contests ... 21 of season's 28 rebounds came during that three-game stretch ... averaged 3.7 ppg. over final three appearances, accounting for 11 of his 12 overall points in that span ... scored four points against Colgate in home finale and added four markers against Holy Cross in Patriot League Tournament appearance ... added three points opposite Crusaders in final regular-season skirmish ... pocketed other marker at St. Francis (N.Y.) ... credited with career-high two assists in regular-season finale at Holy Cross.
As a sophomore: earned two starting assignments among his 13 game appearances ... averaged 1.2 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. ... shot .417 from the floor and .385 from the foul line ... opened with lead cast during road contests against Albany and Lafayette ... played season-high 15 minutes opposite Leopards ... earned start against Albany by posting six points and five rebounds in Army's prior outing versus New York Maritime ... grabbed season-high seven rebounds, along with six points, versus Coast Guard in first appearance of the year ... averaged 3.5 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. during one torrid four-game stretch early in the season.
As a freshman: appeared in 20 games, with three starts to his credit ... averaged 1.6 ppg. and 2.1 rpg. ... shot .444 from the floor and .700 from the charity stripe ... earned first career start against Cornell ... also started opposite Yale and at Lehigh ... ripped down career-high 10 rebounds at Colgate ... became first plebe to reach double digits in caroms since Adam Glosier did so on Feb. 19, 2000 ... posted career-high six points opposite Bulldogs.
High School: lettered four times in basketball under head coach Jeff Cunningham at Mission Viejo High in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... averaged 12.0 ppg., 9.0 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 1.0 bpg. as a senior ... named all-league as a senior after earning honorable mention plaudits as a junior ... team was 10-0 and won the league title in his senior year ... lettered twice in volleyball.
Personal: given name is Erik Kenneth Engstrom ... born May 21, 1984 ... parents' names are Gary and Deborah Engstrom ... father, Gary, was a wide receiver at Clemson University ... ranked among the Top 10 percent of his graduating class at Mission Viejo High ... a member of the National Honor Society ... majoring in Economics.