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Cato Geusgens

Wassenaar, Netherlands
Rijnlands Lyceum
High School / Club
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  • Had the assist on back-to-back game-winning goals at Ohio State (9/19) and Wake Forest (9/24)


  • Started all 18 games
  • Assisted on both goals in the 2-1 win over Wake Forest in the ACC Quarterfinals (11/5)
  • Had the assist on the game-tying goal that forced overtime against North Carolina (4/9)
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Led the team with eight goals
  • Finished her freshman campaign with 17 points
  • Member of a backline defense that registered seven shutouts
  • Named the ACC Defensive Player of the week (Oct. 15). Geusgens played pivotal role in a weekend road trip that saw the Cavaliers post a key ACC win at No. 5 Louisville and add a shutout victory at Miami (Ohio). After helping Virginia limit Louisville to just one goal and four shots on goal in Friday’s 2-1 win, Geusgens did it all for the Cavaliers in Sunday’s game at Miami. leading a backline defense that did not allow the Redhawks to take a single shot and did not yield a penalty corner. She also scored Virginia’s lone goal in the 1-0 victory on a hard strike off an offensive penalty corner
  • Was also named the Synapse Sports NCAA Division I National Rookie of the Week (Oct. 15)
  • In addition to the game-winner against Miami, also scored game-winning goals against Yale and at Syracuse
  • Appeared in all 23 games with 22 starts
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

High School/Club Hockey

  • Has been playing hockey since the age of six for Hockey Club HGC in the Netherlands, including spending the past two years playing for its A1 team
  • In 2017-18 in the Super A league, won the outdoor championship and finished in second place at nationals
  • Won an outdoor championship in 2013-14 in the top league with the C2 team after winning an indoor championship the year before with the D1 team
  • Also plays tennis
  • Spent two years volunteering at Meet and Move Camp, a sports camp for refugee children aged six to 12


  • Parents are Anneke Geusgens and Paul Geusgens
  • Has a younger brother, Martjin
  • Economics major