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Special honor: Haverford High retires Geiger’s lacrosse number (No. 8) after illustrious athletic career

Tuesday, 5th June 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School  
 

By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/5/12

Katrina Geiger

Haverford High senior midfielder Katrina Geiger will graduate with a most prestigious honor.

Geiger, who established all-time career school marks for goals (320), assists (117) and points (437) on the lacrosse field, had her No. 8 retired at the recent Haverford team banquet.

This year Geiger had 117 goals and 41 assists and was the catalyst of a team that went 11-8 overall and 5-6 in the powerful Central League. She was named to the Under Armour Senior All-America team and also was a US Lacrosse All-American in 2011. Geiger, who also stood out for the Haverford High soccer and league-champion basketball teams, will play lacrosse at Loyola College.

Haverford coach Nancy McGoldrick said the reason she and school officials chose to retire Geiger’s number was because of her contributions as a player and a leader. She also is a scholar athlete.

“She has made Haverford Lacrosse what it is today,” said McGoldrick. “She was the Team MVP for four years running and voted captain her junior and senior years by upperclassmen.

“She is a teacher of the game to our young players as well as seasoned veterans. She inspires by her play on the field and she plays for the TEAM and not her personal glory. Katrina plays the whole 100 yards of the field and plays as much defense and midfield as she does attack! She is the ultimate team player!”

McGoldrick believes Geiger will continue to succeed at the next level.

“Katrina is one of the most personable people I have ever coached. She is a great ambassador to Haverford High School in what you would want your OWN children to emulate.

“She has been a major catalyst in every sport she played here. She has made 1st Team All-Central in soccer for two years and 2nd team in basketball. She was a 4-year letter winner in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She has pushed other players to be their best on all three teams. Personal glory was never the motive, but seeing the team WIN was.”

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