Field Hockey vs. Holy Cross (9/5/12)
BEFORE SIENA: Two-year letterwinner at Niskayuna where she played in the midfield and the back...Also started three years on the basketball team where she was a forward...Named Most Valuable Offender and Most Valuable Player ...She was also selected to the league's First Team All-Star and a Scholar Athlete.
PERSONAL: Born on February 5, 1994...Parents are Gary and Barbara...Has a younger brother Kyle and two younger sisters, Abby and Ally...Cousin Kaitlyn played lacrosse at the University of San Diego...Cousin Brian is a member of the lacrosse team at the University of Delaware...Grandfather Augustus Westerhuis played basketball at Providence College...Gave Youth field hockey lessons in 2011...A Biology major who wants to be involved in neurology.
WHY I CHOSE SIENA: "It's close to home. The academics are great, the campus is beautiful and it is a great opportunity to play at the Division I level."
ZAPPONE ON WELLS: "She has a very good background and good hockey knowledge. She will really be able to step up forward as a freshman, both in the back and a midfielder."
GETTING TO KNOW KATIE WELLS:
Twitter Handle: @katiemwells
My best Siena field hockey moment has been: Team trip to Lake George!
My superstitions are: I always wear the same headband and I always wear a braid in my hair
My most embarrassing sports moment: I slipped while running and both feet flew out in front of me and I fell so hard on my butt
My hidden talent is: I can do the wave with my stomach
If I were a crayon, I would be this color: Seafoam green because I love the ocean
Favorite professional athlete: Hope Solo
Favorite flavor of ice cream: Half Baked (Ben and Jerry's)
Favorite TV show: Law and Order SVU
My favorite person to follow on Twitter: Scott Mescudi