#NationalSigningDay2019: Geisler scores with a signing to Campbell Lacrosse


photo by Leah Bolger

Olivia Geisler signs to Campbell University for lacrosse. Go camels!

by Leah Bolger, Editor

On November 13, Olivia Geisler signed to play lacrosse at Campbell University. It is a time to honor the achievements of our student athletes who will shortly be leaving us to further their education in college. 

Geisler has been playing lacrosse for 10 years and has participated in her club team, M&D Lacrosse (2 years) and with Linganore’s girls lacrosse (4 years).

“Lacrosse is something I’ve always enjoyed and have seen as my outlet. It had the biggest impact on my life when I traveled to Bocas Del Toro, Panama for a service trip with Lacrosse the Nations. Being able to teach kids a sport I’m so passionate about and giving them an opportunity to play such an amazing sport has truly changed my life,” said Geisler.

Campbell is a small private college in North Corolina with Division I lacrosse.  The program, headed by former All American Dawn Easley, went 6 – 11 last year.

Although Geisler will be attending Campbell, she also had offers from schools such as George Mason University and High Point University. 

“I just really loved everything about Campbell University. The players and coaches are the kind of people I want to be around. I love the athletic facilities and what the school has to offer plus I really wanted to be somewhere warm!” 

In college, Geisler hopes to major in exercise science and pursue a career in physical therapy.

Geisler was supported through her signing by her mother, father, and sister. Mrs. Geisler is extremely proud of her daughter’s achievement and said, “She’s been through a lot and was able to work really hard to improve at a sport that at one point she thought she couldn’t ever play again after an intense ACL injury.”

“I think lacrosse has given her a lot of opportunities that she wouldn’t have otherwise had, such as the mission trip to Panama last summer. The service trip opened her eyes to how others aren’t as fortunate and how the advantage of them playing the sport can impact others to do good things in their community,” said Geisler’s mother.

In addition to her family, Geisler was represented by one of her coaches Georgie Porter who gave a speech highlighting some of her favorite moments with Geisler over the years.

“She works hard every single day. She knows the drills, goes out and completes them, and comes back asking what she did wrong and how she can improve. Her drive and her work ethic have taken her this far and there’s no doubt that she will be an excellent addition to Campbell’s team,” said Porter.