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NCAA Feb 04, 2021

The Citadel women’s soccer team inks transfer from Columbia

CHARLESTON, S.C.Columbia University forward Jordyn Geller has transferred to The Citadel soccer program, head coach Ciaran Traquair announced on Thursday morning.

Geller will have one year of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to compete for the Bulldogs beginning in the 2021 fall campaign. Across three seasons at Ivy League member Columbia, Geller has seen action in 36 matches with 10 starts, scoring six goals and five assists and also collecting All-Ivy League Honorable Mention honors following the 2019 season.

“Jordyn will make an immediate impact on our team and I am excited to see her develop here in our system. She is a very dangerous player who can create and score goals,” Traquair said of the transfer. “I think her experience at Columbia will also be beneficial in terms of stepping into a prominent role immediately here within our program.”

Used sparingly across 10 matches as a freshman in 2017, Geller stepped into a bigger role during her sophomore campaign, drawing five starts in 10 matches before suffering a season-ending knee injury. That season, she netted three goals and one assist while finishing second on the squad with 32 total shots. One of her three goals came at an opportune time as she fired home the match-winner in the closing seconds against Brown in a 2-1 victory on Sept. 29, 2018.

Despite her injury, Geller battled her way back and enjoyed the strongest season of her career in 2019. She appeared in 15 matches and started the final five Ivy League matches while matching or exceeding career-best numbers in goals (3), assists (4) and total points (10). The Camarillo, Calif., native’s 10 points were tied for second on the team even with just five starts under her belt.

In two of Geller’s three seasons with the Lions, Columbia has posted nine wins after previously not doing so since the 2010 campaign. In 2017 as a freshman, she helped to lead the Lions to five Ivy League victories, the program’s most since the 2006 season and the second-most in its history.

The Citadel is set to begin its spring campaign on Sunday, Feb. 14 with a visit to in-state foe Anderson at 1 p.m.

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