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Senior Spotlight: Kristina Maurer
April 23, 2012
By Justin Ossont
With the semester well on its way to being over, only one item remains for the seniors is the biggest day of their lives, graduation. But for senior goalkeeper Kristina Maurer, graduation will have to wait until her season is over as a Lycoming College Lady Warrior for the women’s lacrosse team.
Maurer, No. 3, is from Jim Thorpe and attended Marian Catholic High School but never played lacrosse there.
“My high school never had a lacrosse program so I walked on in college and picked it up quick.”
She said, “I was really close with a couple girls on the team and had practiced with them for fun and when the program got a new coaching staff my friends suggested I should come to the information meetings. I played with borrowed equipment until my new stick came in and I have been playing ever since."
Maurer’s career started in 2011 where she played in 11 games and started in 8 of them. She played a total of 480 minutes in the net. She posted 90 saves and had a save percentage of .413. She recorded 15 saves in consecutive games against Alvernia University, Reading and Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. In her debut match she posted 12 saves in a victory over Arcadia 12-11.
The biggest influence on her short career was the coaching staff here at Lycoming.
Maurer said, “Coach (Chrissy) Trescavage is a coach and a friend, she knows how to motivate the team and inspire every player.”
Maurer stated that the team has been a huge influence in her life. “I love my team, they are like my school family. They always have my back and have made my time at Lycoming fun and memorable.”
Maurer recollected her most memorable time on campus was with the lacrosse team.
“Our 2012 spring break trip to Myrtle Beach against Rochester University (New York) was definitely one of my team’s finest moments. It was almost 80 degrees outside and we played a back and forth game the whole first 30 minutes. The second half we pulled through to win 9-7 and I have over 12 saves. It was an amazing feeling to know I helped up clinch a huge victory for Lyco.”
Her favorite football team is the Philadelphia Eagles.
Maurer’s advice to freshman: “When you think you have pushed yourself to your absolute limits, you can always go further, work harder, and be faster. Never give up, trust your team, and be confident.”
Maurer’s major is Business Administration: Sustainable, Business Management and a minor in Biology. She is a member of Alpha Xi Delta. When she graduates she is “Planning to get a career working for a non-profit organization and go to graduate school to get my MBA.”
Maurer is the daughter of Linda and William Maurer. Her father is a 1988 graduate of Lycoming.
Maurer’s major is business administration: sustainable, business management and a minor in biology. When she graduates Maurer is “planning to get a career working for a non-profit organization and go to graduate school to get my MBA.”
She is the daughter of Linda and William Maurer. Her father William was a 1988 graduate of Lycoming College.