10 Cathryn Avallone
10 Cathryn Avallone
Height: 5-5
Year: So.
Hometown: Manhasset, N.Y.
High School: Manhasset
Position: M
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Calhoun

2013 (Sophomore): 16 goals, five assists ... Shot .516, tops on team ... Tied for third on team with 16 ground balls ... 10 ground balls ... Nine caused turnovers ... Appeared in 13 games, starting 11 ... Five goals, three assists for eight points in 19-12 win at Quinnipiac Feb. 27.

2012 (Freshman): Second on team in ground balls with 27 ... Tied for third on team in assists and points, fourth on team in goals (16-6-22) ... Third on team in draw controls with 20 ... Appeared in 15 games, starting 14 ... Ended season with goals in each of the last four games ... Scored three goals vs. Penn Mar. 17. 

High school: Played three years of varsity lacrosse and track, and four years of varsity soccer (captain senior year) … Teammates with current Yale teammate Kerri Fleishhacker and Whitney Quackenbush '12 … All-county in lacrosse as a junior and senior … All-conference in track as a junior … Team Scholar in soccer as a senior … Scholar Athlete each year for lacrosse, soccer and track … Lacrosse team won county championships in her sophomore and junior years … Soccer team won conference championships in her sophomore and junior years … Part of school’s first Milrose Games relay qualifiers in track in 2010.

Club teams: Played for Liberty Lacrosse with current Yale teammate Kerri Fleishhacker … Also played for Long Island Metro schoolgirls summer tournament team.

Notes: Worked on a wildlife rehabilitation farm in Ecuador for two weeks … Built houses for families in Mexico for one week … Family includes multiple Ivy Leaguers … Grandfather Ames Ressa is a Yale alum … Father, Michael, attended Columbia … Uncle Ames Ressa played football at Brown … Sister Elisabeth played lacrosse for Brown … Sister Sarah played lacrosse for Columbia.

Why Yale? “I chose Yale because I knew that I would have the opportunity to learn at the highest level of education at one of the most prestigious colleges in the world while also being given the chance to play for and represent the university on an amazing and hardworking varsity lacrosse team.”