00 Kate Crandall
00 Kate Crandall
Birth Date: 01/03/1985
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
High School: East Chapel Hill
Position: GK
Crandall appeared in a career-high 12 games last season after backing up All-Ivy star Krissy Nesburg for two seasons. She posted a team-best 2.23 GAA and .732 save percentage. Crandall has participated in the USFHA Futures program and was selected to attend the National Futures Tournament. In addition, she won a gold medal at the Junior Olympic games. At East Chapel Hill High School, she was a two-time first team All-Carolinas and all-conference selection. At Yale she is a sportscaster for WYBC radio and writes for the Yale Daily News. This past summer she worked for the Baltimore Sun as a sportswriter. Coach Stuper: "Kate's enthusiasm is contagious. She is a great team player who always wants what is best for Yale Field Hockey. She has been the heart of our team since the first day she stepped foot on campus. Kate came up big for us in goal in many key games last year." Mentor: My fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Hatcher
Sports Hero: Lance Armstrong
Favorite Field Hockey Moment: Travelling to Greece and Italy before the start of last season. A close second: Sarah Driscoll's reverse-stick shot to beat Brown in OT to end last season with a win.
Favorite Quote: Whatever your task, put yourself into it, doing it for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that it is Christ whom you serve. Col. 3:23-4
Favorite Book: Bible; Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Favorite Song: Every Time You Say Goodbye by Alison Krause
Why Yale? After a four-hour visit, I knew I wanted to spend four years here. The education at Yale only begins in the classroom, where I have explored everything from pre-Columbian architecture to South African history. On campus, I am captivated by my peers' boundless talents and intellect. On the field hockey team, I have learned the value of hard work and personal accountability to a greater goal.
Career Aspiration: Sports journalist, Teacher/Advocate for children