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Katie DeSimone

#4 Duke | Attack

 

   

HOMETOWN: BAY SHORE, NY

 

 Why I Use STX

 

STX produces the best lacrosse gear in the game. It improves my performance and allows me to compete at the highest level possible. I wouldn't be where I am without their equipment. 

Accolades

  USA U19 Training Team (2018-2019)

    All ACC Freshmen Team

    2021 US Lacrosse All-American

    Inside Lacrosse Ranked #5 in 2020 Class

    UA Senior All American 

    UA All-American (2017-2019)

   2017 & 2018 Long Island Champions

    2019 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-ILWoman Team 

KATIE'S SETUP

Q&A

Q. HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING?

A. I started playing lacrosse in kindergarten.

Q. WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE (ANY SPORT) GROWING UP?

A. My favorite athlete growing up was Rodger Federer.

Q. WHAT WAS YOUR PLAY HUGE MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER?

A. My play huge moment was in our game against Maryland in the semifinals. It was a day I will never forget and one of my favorite memories from lacrosse. 

Q. WHAT SONG IS ALWAYS ON YOUR PREGAME PLAY LIST?

A. New York New York by Frank Sinatra is always on my playlist

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

A. Parent Trap

Q. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A YOUNGER VERSION OF YOURSELF?

A. Advice I would give to my younger self is to keep pushing yourself and go after your dreams. Anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself. 

Q. WHO IS ONE PERSON YOU (PAST OR PRESENT) WITH WHOM YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER?

A. I would love to have dinner with Bill Gates. I feel like he has so much knowledge it would be really cool to talk with him. 

Q. WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE CHANGED IN YOUR SPORT?

A. One thing I would like to see change in our sport would be the draw.

Q. WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE TEAMMATE YOU’VE EVER PLAYED WITH?

A. My favorite teammate I've ever played with is Cat Berry. She is a fifth year on our team and has taught me so much about the game and always pushes me to be the best player I can be on the field. 

Q. WHO IS OR WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN HELPING YOU ON YOUR WAY TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE?

A. My mom has been the most influential throughout my journey to become a sponsored athlete. She has been with me every step of teh way and I wouldn't be where I am without her. 

Q. DESCRIBE YOUR PLAYING STYLE IN THREE WORDS.

A. Fun, Fast, Creative

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE OR DRILL TO DO WHILE YOU’RE TRAINING AND WHY?

A. Wall ball - I can play on the wall for days and I find it so fun where you can try out different stick tricks. 3v2 - these are so much fun especially for the offense. It gives you the ability to play at such a fast play in such a small sided space. Lastly, I would say sprints with sleds. This is something new that we have done this year and they are a lot of fun doing them with the whole team. 

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?

A. Peanut Butter and banana toast-it's a must for gameday

Q. TELL US YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE.

A. “It's hard to beat a person that never gives up."- Babe Ruth

Q. IF YOU COULD PLAY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

A. If I could play anywhere in the world, I would play in Greece. It is so pretty there and I've always wanted to go,

FROM THE BLOG

 

 

    06.22.16

  28 TIMES KYLE HARRISON KILLED THE SHOE GAME

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