Girls lacrosse: Owen J. Roberts senior Maddie Gebert signs with Division I Temple

Owen J. Roberts senior Madeline Gebert, flanked by parents Margie and Paul Gebert, signs a national letter of intent to accept a Division I lacrosse scholarship from Temple University during a recent ceremony at the school. Also attending were (standing from left) sister Eloise Gebert and OJR head coach Joe Tornetta.

Madeline Gebert profile

High School: Owen J. Roberts

Graduation Year: 2016

Position: Midfield

College Choice: Temple

Parents: Paul and Margie Gebert

Club Affiliation: Brandywine Majors 2016

Major Athletic Honors:

♦  2015 First team High School All-American (U.S. Lacrosse)
♦  4-year varsity starter
♦  2015 Player of the Year (Mercury, Reading Eagle)
♦  All Pioneer Athletic Conference (first team, 2015; honorable mention, 2014)
♦  Club: National Tournament player for Philly Team 2 and Philly Team 4; Nike Elite, Max Exposure, Brine all-star games selection
♦  2015 OJR team MVP; 2015 leader in goals (83), points (94), ground balls, takeaways, draw controls)

Academic/community service: National Honor Society

College Major: Finance

Other schools in the mix: Towson, Army, High Point

Why did you choose Temple? “I felt at home on campus from the beginning. I loved the coaches, the great business program and am excited for the opportunities it will bring. The Fox Business School offers so many great opportunities and I am excited to begin studies there.”

Expectations for the upcoming season: “We want to go undefeated in the league and our team goal is to make the state playoffs.”

Reflections on high school career: “I’m extremely proud of how far my team has come, (winning) the PAC-10 and going undefeated (in league) my junior year.”

Thank You: “I would like to thank my parents for all their support since starting the sport. Especially my dad, who has been coaching and encouraging me since I started.

“A big thank you to all my coaches and teammates, especially Coach ChristyAnn Morello for her endless work and support guiding me through the recruiting process.”