Randolph-Macon College

Randolph-Macon College Athletics
103 E. Patrick St. Ashland, VA 23005
Division 3 Virginia Northeast
Private Small National competitor


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MK Geratowski

MK Geratowski enters her seventh season as head coach of the Yellow Jacket women's lacrosse program. She holds positions as the Assistant Athletic Director and the Senior Women's Administrator for the R-MC Athletic Department as well. Additionally, Geratowski serves as the Division III Representative on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Board of Directors, a position which she has held since July of 2018.

During the 2019 campaign, the Yellow Jackets posted a record of 12-7 overall and 8-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. R-MC edged Shenandoah 10-9 in the series finale to secure second place in the conference standings. The Yellow Jackets pulled out a thrilling 13-12 victory over Roanoke in the ODAC semifinals and reached the title game for the fifth consecutive season. Geratowski mentored six All-ODAC performers and a pair of All-Region selections. Geratowski served as Tournament Director for the 2019 NCAA Women's Lacrosse National Championship on Day Field on the R-MC campus.

Randolph-Macon completed its fifth winning season under Geratowski in 2018. The season included a crucial home win against St. Mary's in a 19-15 thriller and huge road wins against Shenandoah 15-14 and Lynchburg 8-6. R-MC defeated LC again in the ODAC semifinals to reach the team's fourth straight ODAC Championship match. R-MC was recognized as a IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the year. Geratowski led five Yellow Jackets to All-ODAC squads, as well as three players who were named to the All-Chesapeake Region First Team by the IWCLA and three players who were Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State team members.

In 2017, Randolph-Macon accomplished an 11-6 record, including a 7-1 ODAC record. R-MC earned a place in the ODAC Semifinals, where the team defeated Shenandoah 16-10 and moved to its third straight ODAC Championship game. Geratowski coached a number of players who garnered numerous postseason honors, including for IWLCA Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete, three IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region nods, four VaSID honors and six All-ODAC selections. The team was also recognized as an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad.

The 2016 season saw Geratowski lead the Yellow Jackets to a 12-win season. The Yellow Jackets got signature wins against Washington College 10-9 and Lynchburg in the ODAC Semifinals 17-7. The season also marked Geratowski's second season defeating at least eight ODAC opponents. Under her tutelege, R-MC was named an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad, while the team also featured the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete, seven All-ODAC team members, two IWLCA All-Region athletes and three players on the VaSID All-State Team.

During the 2015 campaign, Geratowski guided the Yellow Jackets to a 14-4 overall record and 9-1 in ODAC play. R-MC was picked to finish third in the conference preseason poll, but took second and earned a bye in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament. The Yellow Jackets dominated Virginia Wesleyan 14-3 in the semifinals before dropping an 8-7 decision at top-ranked Washington and Lee in the championship game. Geratowski was voted ODAC Coach of the Year, VaSID Coach of the Year in the state of Virginia and won the Hugh Stephens Coach of the Year Award as the top coach at Randolph-Macon.

In her first season in 2014, Geratowski led R-MC to a 10-8 overall mark and 6-4 in the ODAC. The fifth-seeded Yellow Jackets went on the road and upset No. 4 Roanoke 15-13 in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament. R-MC fell 16-15 at top-seeded W&L in the semifinals.

Prior to her arrival in Ashland, Geratowski spent three seasons as an assistant coach in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2013, she was the offensive and recruiting coordinator at William and Mary. The previous year, Geratowski served as offensive coordinator at in conference rival, Washington and Lee. And for the 2011 campaign, she worked as a defensive assistant at the University of Richmond. During the 2010 season, Geratowski was the defensive coordinator at Connecticut College.

Geratowski was a four-year standout at Elmira College in both lacrosse and ice hockey. Geratowski was a member of the All-Sportsmanship Team in the Empire 8 for lacrosse in 2008 as well as serving as a team captain and being named team MVP. As a member of the nationally ranked ice hockey team, Geratowski won the Coach’s Award in 2005-06 and served as a student assistant coach in 2007-08 helping her team to two ECAC Championships and three NCAA appearances, including two trips to the Frozen Four.

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.

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Ashley Lizzi

Ashley Lizzi is in her first year as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Randolph-Macon College.

"I am so excited to welcome Ashley to the Yellow Jacket family," said MK Geratowski, women's lacrosse head coach. "Her experience as a high-level player and club coach will serve her well as she transitions into the college coaching ranks. I know that she will relate well to our student-athletes and have a positive impact on the development of their mind and character."

This past May, Lizzi (pronounced LIT-zee) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Communication & Organizational Leadership from Butler University in Indianapolis with a double minor in Sport Coaching and Recreation Sport Studies.

"I am beyond excited to start my collegiate coaching career under MK Geratowski and grateful for the opportunity that she and Randolph-Macon has afforded me," Lizzi said. "I can't wait to take my knowledge, experiences and love of the game to the Yellow Jackets!"

A member of Butler's inaugural women's lacrosse recruiting class, Lizzi was a four-year member of the Bulldog women's lacrosse program and was the head team captain for the 2019-20 season. Lizzi was on the Big East All-Academic Team from 2016-19. She was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as a junior and senior.

Lizzi was a volunteer assistant coach for the South Florida Chaos Lacrosse Travel Team from 2015-18 and for Zionsville High School in Indiana from 2017-19. She worked at the Indy Lacrosse Club as an administrative coaching intern in 2019 and as the associate head coach for the 2023 team in 2020.

Lizzi is currently working on a Master of Science degree in Sports Management through the University of Florida, planning to earn her degree in 2022.

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Emma Johnson

Randolph-Macon women’s lacrosse head coach MK Geratowski has announced the hiring of Emma Johnson to be the team’s graduate assistant coach. She joins the Yellow Jackets after completing her collegiate career at Longwood where she captained the Lancers three years.

“We are so excited to welcome Emma to the Yellow Jacket family,” said Coach Geratowski. “Her experience and passion for fitness and overall wellness will be a great compliment to our program. Her exposure to a high level of lacrosse during her collegiate career will also allow her to bring in new ideas.”

While with the Lancers Johnson amassed 88 goals and 10 assists for 98 points. She hit the 30 goal plateau twice with 31 tallied during a breakout sophomore season in which the Lancers went 5-1 in conference play and advanced to the Big South Tournament.

Johnson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology this past spring and also has worked as a performance coach and fitness supervisor with numerous certifications. She will be pursuing her master’s degree in sport leadership at the VCU Center for Sport Leadership while working with the Yellow Jackets.

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