Ex-Aztec Katrina Reeves to Compete for Spain at World Cup
July 11, 2017
SAN DIEGO -- Recent San Diego State graduate Katrina Reeves (Granite Bay, Calif.) will compete for Team Spain at the FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup, scheduled for July 12-22 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, Surrey, England.
A total of 25 nations are set to participate in the 11-day tournament, which gets underway Wednesday when England faces Wales in the opener at 6 p.m. local time. The field will be divided into three groups of five, one group of six and one group of four. Team Spain has been assigned to Group D, where it will battle Latvia on July 13, before squaring off against Germany (July 15), Japan (July 16) and Mexico (July 17) on successive days.
After round-robin pool play, the event shifts to bracket play on July 19, as the top eight finishing squads advance to the championship division. In addition, teams 9-16 will comprise the platinum division, while teams 17-25 round out the diamond division.
The tournament concludes on Saturday, July 22, with the goal medal match at 3 p.m. local time, following the bronze medal game at noon.
A standout goalkeeper at SDSU, Reeves also competed for the Spanish national squad at the 2015 ELF Women's Lacrosse European Championships in the Czech Republic, earning all-tournament honors after leading all keepers in the field with 85 saves and recording the best save percentage (.530) of all goalies who played in seven or more games.
The Aztecs' career leader with 405 saves and 162 ground balls, Reeves garnered second-team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) accolades as a senior in 2017 and earned a spot on the league's all-tournament team.
As one of three SDSU captains this past year, Reeves set the school's single-season record with 140 saves and a .429 save percentage while ranking second in the conference with a team-high 58 ground balls. She also excelled in the classroom, becoming the second player in program history to collect three all-academic awards from the MPSF.
Reeves, who completed her bachelor's degree in child and family development at San Diego State, was hired as a graduate assistant earlier this summer with the Central Michigan lacrosse program.
As a team, the Aztecs celebrated their finest campaign to date in 2017, posting a program-record 10 wins, highlighted by an 18-13 triumph over Oregon in the MPSF tournament. In addition, SDSU logged a 6-1 record during a seven-game March homestand and collected three all-MPSF honors to go with seven conference player of the week awards.
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