|Skip Laura Crocker|
Hearts appearances 1 (2010)
Lead Jen Gates
|Second Rebecca Pattison|
Third Erin Carmody
Name Erin Carmody
|Born August 4, 1988 (age 27)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island (1988-08-04) |
Curling club Calgary Curling Club, Calgary
Education University of Prince Edward Island
Erin Carmody Libero #1
Erin Carmody (born August 4, 1988) is a Canadian curler from Prince Edward Island. A native of the town of Summerside, Carmody was a biology student at the University of Prince Edward Island when she broke onto the curling scene by winning three consecutive provincial junior championships, twice with an undefeated record. She entered the national scene in 2010 after forming a rink with longtime teammate Geri-Lynn Ramsay and veteran curlers Kathy O'Rourke and Trisha Affleck that captured the 2010 provincial championships at the senior level. At the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the squad made it all the way to the final, but lost in the last match to three-time tournament champion Jennifer Jones. After the event, Carmody was presented with the Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award.
Carmody was born on August 4, 1988 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island and has a younger brother, Anson, who also curls competitively. In 2006, she entered the University of Prince Edward Island to study biology and, in 2009, won the school's Robert Haines Memorial Science Award of Merit. She is also athletically active outside of curling and was the fastest woman a five kilometer charity race in her hometown for the Prince County Hospital, finishing fourth overall among the sixty-one competitors. In the fall of 2011 Carmody began further studies at the University of Calgary.
One of Carmody's earliest curling victories came in 2003, while skipping out of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, when she won the Prince Edward Island provincial 15 and under championship alongside Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Candace Cameron, and Courtney Champion. Later that year she and Ramsay were members of the Vanessa Aylward rink that won the junior women's Eastern Canadian Junior Cashspiel. The following year, with Ramsay and new additions Anita Casey and Danielle Chaisson, Carmody's rink captured the provincial 17 and under championships, a feat that Carmody and Ramsay repeated as members of the Danielle Sharkey rink in 2005. In the latter tournament Carmody threw fourth stones. The following month the squad captured the Atlantic 17 and Under Curling Championship, and later in the year finished in second place in the Under 20 division of the Maritime Junior Cashpiel and won the 3rd annual Bathurst Curling Club Junior Cashspiel with an undefeated record. The following year they were runners-up in both the provincial 20 and Under and 17 and Under championships.
Carmody made her breakthrough in 2007 when her rink, consisting of herself as skip, Lisa Moerike as second, Ramsay as third, and Jessica van Ouwerkerk as lead stone (a lineup that had participated in several cashpiels the previous year), captured the 2007 provincial junior curling championships with a perfect 7-0 record. They then advanced to the 2007 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, where they finished eighth out of thirteen teams. The squad took the provincial junior championships for a second time in 2008 and repeated their feat of a perfect record, before placing ninth out of thirteen at the 2008 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Later that year the rink took the 2008 Codiac Curling Maritime Junior Bonspiel in the Under-21 category. In 2009 Moerike was replaced with Darcee Birch, but Carmody's rink won the provincial junior championship for the third consecutive time. The squad had their best national finish at the 2009 Canadian Junior Curling Championships when they placed fourth, narrowly missing a spot in the semifinals.
In 2009 Carmody and Ramsay received a call from veteran curlers Kathy O'Rourke and Tricia Affleck, who decided to join forces with the younger players under a team skipped by O'Rourke, but with Carmody throwing the skip rocks and O'Rourke throwing second. Ramsay would throw third and Affleck would take the lead position. The squad found quick success by winning the 2010 Prince Edward Island Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which earned them the right to represent Prince Edward Island at the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. There they finished 8-3 in the round robin and eventually advanced to the final, where they lost against Jennifer Jones, who represented Team Canada as the competition's previous winner. Despite the loss, however, Carmody received the Sandra Schmirler Award as the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
As of 2012, Carmody's most recent provincial win in Prince Edward Island came at the 2011 Prince Edward Island Mixed Curling Championships. Playing third for Brett Gallant, along with her brother Anson Carmody at second and lead Michelle Mackie, her rink defeated defending national champion Robert Campbell's squad 5-4. At the 2012 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Gallant's team finished the round robin with an 8-5 record and did not advance to the semi-final.
For the 2011-2012 curling season Carmody, along with Geri-Lynn Ramsay, played with Calgary skip Crystal Webster. Carmody began attending the University of Calgary and Ramsay decided to make the move to Calgary when her boyfriend was offered a new job opportunity. Webster was looking for new teammates, as her third Lori Olson-Johns switched rinks to curl with Cheryl Bernard. During the 2011 tour season the rink won one event and placed second in another, earning automatic entry into the 2012 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts after placing first with Alberta Curling Tour points. They made it to the semi-final of the event with a 4-2 record before losing to Heather Nedohin, the eventual winner.