Laura Geitz

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Laura Geitz
Personal information
Full name Laura Geitz
Born (1987-11-04) 4 November 1987 (age 27)
Ipswich, Australia
Height 186cm
School The Scots PGC College[1]
University Queensland University of Technology[2]
Occupation Student
Spouse Mark Gilbride
Netball career
Playing position(s): GK, GD
Last updated: 15 October 2010

Laura Geitz (born 4 November 1987) is an Australian netball player. Geitz was selected for the 2008 Australian national team,[3] and to date has won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, a Gold medal at the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore and a Gold Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as captain. In domestic netball, Geitz plays for the Queensland Firebirds in the ANZ Championship.[4] She previously captained the AIS Canberra Darters in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy.

In 2011, Geitz played a major role for the Queensland Firebirds to not only win the ANZ Championship undefeated. In addition, Geitz was part of the Diamonds squad for the 2011 Netball World Championships in Singapore. Although Geitz did not play as Goal Keeper in the first half (Susan Fuhrmann played Goal Keeper for the first half) against New Zealand, her impact helped recover a six goal deficit to force the match into overtime. This move proved to be successful as Diamonds prevailed their rivals to a one goal victory.

Geitz won the honour of the Liz Ellis Diamonds Award in 2011. She has earned herself 32 Test Caps for Australia.

In 2013 she led the Australian team for the first time, winning the Constellation Cup against New Zealand.[5] In 2014 Geitz was named captain of the Australian Netball Team to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games who went on to defeat the New Zealand National Netball Team in the gold medal match, ending the countries 12 year gold medal drought.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walsh, Gerard (2005-11-08). "Laura Geitz makes it three years in a row". Warwick Daily News. Retrieved 2008-05-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ Somervail, Jemma (2007). "Laura Geitz on Fire". QUT Student Guild Sport. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Youth replaces experience for Aus netball". ABC News. 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  4. ^ 2009 Queensland Firebirds profile. Retrieved on 2009-03-14.
  5. ^ Diamonds regain edge over New Zealand. 3 News NZ. 8 October 2013.