Field Hockey

Kate Gillespie   22
Kate Gillespie

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Glens Falls, N.Y.

High School:
Glens Falls

Height:
5-6

Position:
Midfield/Defense


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2013:
  • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team
  • Started all 16 games
  • Attempted four shots on the season
2012:
  • Named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Played in all 15 games
  • Notched 14 starts as a freshman midfield/defender

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Four-year career at Glens Falls High School
  • Nominated for Glens Falls Scholar Athlete in 2012
  • New York Section II all-star for three years
  • Lettered in track and skiing

PERSONAL:
  • Daughter of Richard and Beth
  • Has an older sister Molly who goes to Ithaca College
  • Uncle Mark wrestled at Harvard for four years
  • Major in Chemistry
  • Volunteered for Special Olympics, Relay for Life, Bowl for Kids Sake, and Kids Night Out
  • Wants to work in the health sciences

COACH ZAPPONE SAYS:
    "Kate's poise and focus on the field have elected her captain in her junior year. Even under great pressure she can execute at a high skill level."

GETTING TO KNOW KATE:

    Nickname: Gillie
    Twitter Handle: @KLGbball44
    Instagram Handle:Klgbball44
    What I like most about Siena: The small classes
    What I like most about my Siena field hockey: My teammates
    What I like most about Coach Zappone: Her faith and enthusiasm in our team
    Another Siena sport I follow: Women's soccer
    Player I most relate to on the team: Katie Wells
    Best moment at Siena: Winning our first game last season
    My goal for the upcoming season: Make it to conference playoffs
    My biggest fear is: Snakes
    My hobbies are:Hiking and field hockey
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Argentina
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: Food
    My biggest fan: My mom
    My before game routine: Same stretches
    Best advice I have ever received: Don't do something just for someones else's satisfaction

    Favorites

    Color: purple
    Sports Team: Siena fh
    Website: Pinterest
    Flavor of ice cream: Cotton candy
    App:Groupon
    Animal: penguin
    Food:Meatloaf
    Movie:White chicks
    Song: Sunday morning
    Pro athlete:Kobe bryant
    Pro team: Eagles
    Actor/Actress: Justin long
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