Carolyn Katkowski of the women’s field hockey team will be graduating this year. Katkowski played left wing for the field hockey team during her career at Cabrini College.
Katkowski began playing field hockey in eighth grade. She immediately fell in love with the sport and continued playing throughout high school and expanding her talent into college.
Katkowski’s most memorable experience on the field hockey team occurred in the 2001 fall season when the team defeated Arcadia University. The game went into triple overtime, which is very uncommon in a field hockey game. “Along with the win over Arcadia, I will never forget our interesting bus rides to Misericordia for playoffs,” Katkowski said.
Katkowski said that there will be many things that she will miss when she graduates from Cabrini. She will never forget the overnight trips to Drew for the team’s tournament, which was held over Labor Day Weekend. “I will miss all of the good friends that I have made over the years, especially the seniors,” Katkowski said. “We’ve gone through so much in the last four years both on and off the field.”
Katkowski received first team honors for the PAC for the year 2000 and also has been nominated for PAC player of the week numerous times. She holds the third highest scoring record in Cabrini’s history.
Katkowski had many words of wisdom for incoming freshmen and underclassmen interested in playing field hockey next year. “Don’t take things so seriously. Have fun and laugh because the memories that you have and the friendships you make will last forever,” Katkowski said.