Meet Coach Katie

Posted by Franklin Althouse on Sep 12 2006 at 05:00PM PDT
Katie Grant Born: 13 May 84 Position: Forward Height/Weight: 5-5, 125 International Caps: 0 Years on National Team: 2000 USA Under-16 Team 2001 USA Under-18 Team 2002 USA Under-19 Team 2003 USA Under-20 Team 2004 USA Under-21 Team 2005 USA Under-21 Team Birthplace: Lehighton, Pa Hometown: Lehighton, Pa. Residence: Lehighton, Pa. High School: Lehighton Area '02 College: Duke University '06 Education Occupation: Student Playing Career: Early Career Began playing field hockey at age 13...."it started in 7th grade at my school, so I just gave it a try".... Participated in U.S. Field Hockey's Futures Program...Competed in the AAU Junior Olympic Games (1999, 2000)...2000 and 2001 NFHCA High School All-America second team...Set scoring records at Lehighton Area for goals in a career (87), season (50) and game (6). Collegiate Career 2002 - ACC Rookie of the Year...ACC All-Tournament Team...Scored 11 goals and led the Blue Devils with 11 assists...2003 - NFHCA Second Team All-America...First Team All-South Region...ACC and NCAA All-Tournament Teams...NCAA Runner-Up with Duke Blue Devils...Scored 23 goals...2004 - NCAA Runner-Up...Scored 21 goals International Career 2000 - U.S. Under-16 Team...International Easter Tournament, Valkenswaard, NED (3rd)...2001 - U.S. Under-18 Team...Second place at California Cup...Montreal Cup champions...Led US team in scoring at the Montreal Cup with 5 goals, including three goals in the USA's penalty stroke win over Canada's GOA Reds in the championship game... 2002 - Named to U.S. Under-19 team...Third place California Cup...2003 Named to the U.S. Under-20 team...2003 John F. Kennedy Memorial Tournament (Virginia Beach) Champion...2004 - Named to USA Under-21 Team Personal: The most influential person in your sporting career: (Olympian and former Duke asst. coach) Cindy Werley. She is the person I model my play after. She has taught me so much. Career highlight: Winning the Montreal Cup in strokes Sport Ambition: Play in the Olympic Games Ambition after field hockey: become a high school teacher and coach I would characterize my style of play as: "Quick" I am a natural at: singing The most unusual thing that's happend to me: I fell off a ski lift Most people don't know that I: am the next American Idol The field hockey rule I hate the most: held whistles My philosophy on life: Don't take life so seriously; you never get out alive Other than field hockey, my favorite Olympic sport is : Gymnastics Favorites: Food - Hungarian goolosh; Movie - Legally Blonde; TV Show - Golden Girls; Actress/Actor - Reese Witherspoon/Freddie Prinze Jr; Musical artist - Hanson; Past time - eating Major International Competitions: Year Tournament Site Position 2005 Pan American Junior Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 2nd 2003 U20-JFK Memorial Tournament Virginia Beach, Va. 1st 2000 U19- Montreal Cup Montreal, Canada 1st 2000 U19- California Cup Moorpark, Calif. 2nd


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