The 2021-22 campaign marks the third year at Marquette University for Justine Raterman, who joined head coach Megan Duffy's staff in April of 2019.
She serves as recruiting coordinator for the Golden Eagles and excels in post player development. In her first season at Marquette Raterman helped Camryn Taylor earn a spot on the BIG EAST All-Freshman team after averaging 9.6 points per game in BIG EAST play, which was fourth in scoring among all of the league’s freshmen. Taylor also shot a stellar 53.3 percent mark from the floor. Altia Anderson more than doubled her scoring output from her first three seasons combined and tripled her rebounding average, ranking in the top-10 in the conference, while Lauren Van Kleunen improved her scoring from 4.5 points per game in 2018-19 to 11.9 points per contest last season and connected on 51.3 percent from the field. The Golden Eagles led the BIG EAST in rebounding, grabbing 40.6 boards per night and played stingy defense, allowing just 60.9 points per game from opponents.
In 2021, Raterman's post players continued to take their games to another level. Forward Lauren Van Kleunen had the best season of her career, earning Second Team All-BIG EAST and All-Tournament Team honors after a stellar fourth season in the Blue & Gold. LVK ranked second on the team in scoring (13.0), third in rebounding (5.9) and second in steals (1.0), blocked shots (0.5) and field goal percentage (.523). She reached double figures in scoring a team-best 18 times, including seven of MU's last eight games. LVK also has four 20-plus point games this season, which is good for second on the team.
Sophomore forward Camryn Taylor took her game up a notch as well, earning All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention after scoring 12.0 points per game and grabbing a team-high 6.9 rebounds a night on 51.6 percent shooting from the floor. She posted 16 double figure scoring outings and three double-doubles, including a 20-point, 11-rebound game on Feb. 24 at No. 24/23 DePaul. The super sophomore ranked in the top 10 in the BIG EAST in rebounding (sixth), offensive rebounding (third) and field goal percentage (seventh).
As a team, the Golden Eagles shot 46.0 percent from the field, a figure that put the team 17th nationally. Their +8.1 rebounding margin also put them in the top-20 nationally.
Before coming to Marquette, Raterman served as an assistant coach for the Miami Redhawks in the 2018-2019 campaign. She was on the sidelines as Miami posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since the 1980’s, earning two WNIT berths along the way. The Redhawks reached the MAC Tournament semifinals in two consecutive years, while a 44-20 record over the span was the winningest record in the MAC. In her first year as an assistant coach for Miami, Raterman saw a trio of players selected to the All-MAC squad. With the RedHawks, Justine’s responsibilities included guard and post player development, recruiting, scouting, and liaison with academic services.
As Director of Video Operations for Miami Raterman was responsible for all video-related tasks including practice, game, scout, and special event videos. In addition to managing film and video tasks, she assisted with in-office recruiting, helped organize special event games including Goals for Life, Love.Honor.Care, Alumnae Weekend, and Family STEM Night. She also helped with social media and served as the marketing and ticketing liaison.
A former standout player at Dayton, Raterman graduated in 2012 after leading Dayton to three NCAA Tournament berths and one WNIT appearance. She is the Flyers' second all-time leading scorer and all time-time leading rebounder of the modern era with 1,832 points and 915 rebounds. While at Dayton, Raterman was a four-time All-Atlantic 10 selection, the 2009 Rookie of the Year and the 2012 A-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Performer. She was named a Senior CLASS First-Team All-American in 2012 for her excellence on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
Raterman graduated from Dayton in 2012 as a double major, earning bachelor's degrees in mathematics and in science and education and allied studies. In the winter of 2019, Justine got inducted into the University of Dayton athletics hall of fame.
Before arriving at Miami, Raterman spent the previous three years as an operations research analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton where she worked at the Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the modeling, simulation and analysis team. She helped create files that formed tools that parse, organize and visualize large data sets so clients were better able to use the data.