The COVID-19 pandemic put an unexpected and early end to the 2020 spring seasons. As a result, traditional Senior Days were also canceled for spring sports. Please join us in recognizing and honoring our senior student-athletes through the tribute written by their coach below.
The Kalamazoo College Women's Lacrosse Program would like to recognize seniors Georgie Andrews, Rosella LoChirco, Maddie Odom, and Marianna Olson for their dedication to the growth and success of our team.
Georgie Andrews came to Kalamazoo College from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is graduating this spring with a double major in business and studio art and completed a series of paintings for her senior project entitled "Perverted Spaces." Georgie studied abroad in Bonn, Germany.
Georgie has been a two-year member of the women's lacrosse program, stepping in as a goalie when we needed her during her junior year and leading the team with 42 saves before transitioning to defense. Georgie has also been a four-year member of the women's soccer and women's basketball teams at Kalamazoo. In addition to being a three-sport athlete, Georgie works for the Center for Career and Professional Development on campus.
Georgie has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and will spend next year in Germany following her graduation from K this spring.
Rosella LoChirco came to Kalamazoo College from Rochester, Michigan. She is graduating this spring as a philosophy major with a minor in Spanish and completed her senior project entitled "Lived Experiences of Intersectional Inequality among the Female Identifying Athletes and Coaches: The Construction of Gender and Athletic Subjectivities". Rosella studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Rosella joined the women's lacrosse program this year and added great perspective and energy after a four-year career on the women's soccer team at Kalamazoo. In addition to athletics, Rosella has been a four-year member of Kalamazoo College Council of Student Representatives and she is a tour guide for the Admission Office.
Rosella has been named a Venture for America fellow, and following graduation, she will work at a start-up company for her two-year fellowship.
Maddie Odom came to Kalamazoo College from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is graduating this spring as a biology major and completed her senior project entitled "The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Park Quality and Accessibility within the Kalamazoo City Park System." Mo studied abroad in Australia in her junior year.
Mo has been a four-year member of the women's lacrosse program and was also a three-year member of the women's soccer team at Kalamazoo. In addition to athletics, Mo has been a teaching assistant for Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Form and Function, and Advanced Molecular Genetics.
On the field, Mo was a captain for our women's lacrosse program this spring. She graduates as a four-year starter on defense, playing in 48 career games. Mo has scored three goals in her career, collected 83 ground balls, and caused 32 turnovers.
Mo is currently working for the City of Detroit running a checkpoint at a COVID-19 test site while completing her Kalamazoo College degree. After graduation, she plans to complete prerequisite coursework and then go to PA school to pursue a career in public health.
Marianna Olson came to Kalamazoo College from Farmington Hills, Michigan. She is graduating this spring as a psychology major with a minor in studio art and completed her senior project entitled "Expressive Arts Therapy Improves Quality of Life in Older Adulthood with Alzheimer's Disease." Mari studied abroad in Athens, Greece in her junior year.
Mari has been a four-year member of the women's lacrosse program. In addition to athletics, Mari has worked as a tutor and classroom aide at Woodward Elementary School in Kalamazoo and has worked on campus in the ceramics studio and the varsity weight room.
Mari graduates as a four-year starter on attack, playing in 50 career games. In her lacrosse career, Mari has scored 15 goals, had 13 assists, and collected 35 ground balls.
Following graduation, Mari will attend the University of Michigan to earn a master's degree in social work with a concentration in interpersonal practices.
The team and coaches would like to thank Georgie, Rosella, Mo, and Mari for their relentless pursuit of personal and team excellence throughout their four years at Kalamazoo College and as members of our team. They are amazing students, people, athletes, leaders, and role models, and they have played an important role in our team's current success and footprint for the future.