August 21, 2012

Geratowski Joins William and Mary Coaching Staff

from press release

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — William and Mary lacrosse head coach Brooke Ireland has announced the hiring of MK Geratowski as an assistant coach.

"I am excited to bring MK on board and become part of the Tribe lacrosse family," Ireland said. "I am fortunate to have an individual who has been very successful on every level in the lacrosse world, including collegiate, club, Division I, Division III and international. I believe that her professional demeanor along with her passion and dedication to our sport is a perfect fit for the future of Tribe Lacrosse."

Geratowski joins the Tribe staff after spending last season as an assistant coach at Washington and Lee University. She was instrumental in the Generals' success, as the team won the 2012 ODAC Championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Additionally, a number of W&L players benefited from her tutelage, as six standouts earned all-conference honors. The program also produced three all-region selections and an All-American last spring.

"I want to thank Brooke, the search committee, and Athletics Director Terry Driscoll for this opportunity to work with the lacrosse program here at William & Mary," Geratowski said. "I am so excited to work with the high level student-athletes both on and off the field in order to continue the great women's lacrosse tradition here."

Prior to helping lead W&L, Geratowski spent one season as a volunteer assistant at the University of Richmond. While at UR, she served as the defensive coordinator and helped the Spiders post a 10-9 record overall and a 6-1 mark in Atlantic 10 action.

Geratowski also served as an assistant coach at Connecticut College in 2010 and has coached a number of club teams, including X-Team (national club team), Geronimo Elite (Richmond, Va.) and Nor'Easter (Connecticut).

A two-sport student-athlete at Elmira College, Geratowski was a standout on the Soaring Eagles' lacrosse and ice hockey teams. In lacrosse, she served as a team captain during her senior year and earned the squad's team MVP award. Additionally, she was named to the Empire 8 All-Sportsmanship Team. In hockey, she garnered the team's Coaches Award as a sophomore and helped lead Elmira to three NCAA Tournament berths.

Following her collegiate career, Geratowski spent one year playing and coaching lacrosse in England. She was a member of the Hitchin Sprites Lacrosse Club and was the head lacrossecoach for Princess Helena College, where she oversaw four teams. Under Geratowski's direction, the Under-19 team advanced to the semifinals of theDivision III National Tournament.

Geratowski earned a bachelor's degree in English literature and secondary education from Elmira in 2008 and a masters' degree in sport leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.

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