23 Katie Wiacek
23 Katie Wiacek
Height: 5-8.5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Potomac, Md.
High School: National Cathedral School
Position: D/M
2007: Has appeared in 14 games, starting 12 ... has 25 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers ...had three caused turnovers in 13-9 win over UMass ... had four ground balls in 13-5 win at Brown ... 2006: Appeared in 15 games ... third on team in caused turnovers with 18 ... fourth on team in ground balls with 30 ... 2005: Appeared in three games. Before Yale: Enjoyed an illustrious athletic career at National Cathedral ... earned multiple letters in lacrosse, soccer and basketball, and was a lacrosse All-American ... A sailing enthusiast, Wiacek comes from an athletic family, with three younger brothers who play lacrosse and a grandfather who played for the Detroit Tigers.

2005 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2006 15 15 0 0 0 30 1 11 18
Career 18 15 0 0 0 30 2 12 18

Sports Hero: Lance Armstrong

Non-Sports Hero: My parents

Celebrity: Hugh Grant

Word: Amazing

Color: Caribbean Blue

Movie: The Lion King

Boardgame: Scrabble

CD: Billy Joel's Greatest Hits

Food: Chinese

Book: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Teammate: Lauren Taylor because she has a "siiick" shot

Yale Lacrosse Moment: When Kat scooped the ball off the ground and into the goal in the foggy UConn game to win by 1.

Part of Yale to take advantage of: Sitting outside on the beautiful grassy quads on warm days with friends, pretending to do work.

Quote: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

If I were an animal I would be a...Dolphin

If I were a cartoon character I would be...A ninja turtle

If I were an Olympian my event would be...Gymnastics esp. the floor routine

What I like best about my coaching staff: They have a sense of humor.

Advice to future Yale student/athletes: Just keep working hard in practice and don't get discouraged. Also don't procrastinate with your work- get it done when you have time to do it.