PW'S Golden Signs to Play Lacrosse at American

Plymouth Whitemarsh senior Cate Golden has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at American University. Golden, a defender, received honorable mention all-league recognition as a sophomore and was named to the third team as a junior after helping lead the Colonials to the SOL American Conference title and the team’s first district playoff win in more than a decade. (Photo provided courtesy of Dave Sherman/Plymouth Whitemarsh HS)

Cate Golden – American University (Lacrosse)

Major:  Undecided

Final list of colleges:  American, Wagner, Kutztown

Reasons for choosing Kutztown:  “I really loved the campus from the moment I visited. I felt right at home with the team and coaches. Also, Washington, DC, is a great city with lots to offer.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in lacrosse at the collegiate level?  “I started thinking about playing in college when I started playing club lacrosse (STEPS Philly) my freshman year in high school. For me, the recruiting process really started when I went to the Nike Camp the summer going into my junior year. It was the first time I got to interact and learn from the college coaches who taught the clinics. At the time, I thought I was so late to the process but really learned every player has their own path.”

Coach Ellen Reilly says:  “Cate has been an anchor on the defensive end of the field.  As a young player, she was tentative about her ability.  She has grown into a very smart, strong player.  She has excellent game sense and understanding of team defense.  She is a good communicator and leader with her teammates.  She has worked hard to be the player she has become.  I am excited for her this year.  Cate has the ability, skill, and determination to be a contributor at both ends of the field for our team.”

About Cate:
Favorite food:  Mac ‘N Cheese
Favorite movie:  Mamma Mia
Favorite music:  Kygo