August 8, 2013

Geratowski to Lead R-MC Women's Lacrosse Program

ASHLAND, Va. – MK Geratowski has been hired as head coach of the women’s lacrosse program at Randolph-Macon College.

“I am thrilled to accept the position as the next head women's lacrosse coach at Randolph-Macon College,” Geratowski said. “When I came to campus I was so impressed by the facilities and the support for the lacrosse program here that I knew immediately this was a place I wanted to be. I want to thank Athletic Director Jeff Burns for giving me the opportunity to put my own stamp on such a great program. I also want to thank Brooke Ireland for giving me the experience this past year at William & Mary that has prepared me to take on this new role. I could not be more excited to join the Yellow Jacket family.”

“We are thrilled to have MK join us to lead our women’s lacrosse program,” Burns said. “She has risen rapidly through the coaching ranks and is poised to take on the challenges of a head coach. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she will be an excellent addition to the R-MC community.”

Geratowski has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This past year, she was offensive and recruiting coordinator at William and Mary. The Tribe averaged 10 goals per contest and closed out the season with a 16-12 victory at George Mason.

The previous year, Geratowski served as offensive coordinator at Washington and Lee. The Generals were 15-5 overall and 9-0 in the ODAC. W&L averaged more than 13 goals per game and more than 17 goals in conference contests.

“I am very excited to welcome MK back to the ODAC as the head coach of the Randolph Macon women’s lacrosse program,” Washington and Lee head coach Brooke Diamond O’Brien said. “Her strong coaching knowledge, significant coaching experience and passion for the game will provide Randolph-Macon with the necessary leadership to continue developing their program into one of the strongest in the conference and the region. She is a tremendous coach and educator and will no doubt create a fantastic experience for her student-athletes.”

For the 2011 campaign, she was the volunteer assistant at Richmond. The Spiders went 10-9 and reached the finals of the Atlantic 10 Championship.

During the 2010 season, Geratowski was the defensive coordinator at Connecticut College.

Geratowski was a four-year standout at Elmira College. She was team MVP and captain in 2007 and 2008. Geratowski was a member of the All-Sportsmanship Team in the Empire 8 Conference in 2007 and 2008. She was also a member of the varsity ice hockey team, winning the Coach’s Award for 2005-06. Geratowski served as a student assistant coach in 2007-08.

"Randolph-Macon is very lucky to have MK joining their coaching staff,” Elmira head women’s lacrosse coach Katie Augustine-Moore said. “She was a phenomenal leader and team player during her four-year career at Elmira College. She was an extremely hard worker as a player and will no doubt be a dedicated and hardworking coach."

In 2008, Geratowski earned a Bachelor of Science in English Literature and Secondary Education from Elmira. She earned a Master of Education in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.

Geratowski replaces Caitlin Moore, who led the Yellow Jackets for the past three seasons before returning this summer to her alma mater, Mary Washington, as head coach.