Katie Rowan

Delmar, N.Y.

High School:
Bethlehem Central

Syracuse '09


U.S. Team

  • Gold medalist at 2009 FIL World Cup in Czech Republic
  • Was the second-leading scorer for the U.S. with 35 points and 20 assists with both totals ranking second all-time for the U.S. in World Cup play
  • Had four games of at least seven points in the World Cup, including an eight-point effort (3g, 5a) against England in the semifinals
  • U.S. National Team (2008-12)
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  • IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America first team (2007-09)
  • Tewaaraton Award finalist (2008-09)
  • Big East Attack Player of the Year (2008-09)
  • Unanimous All-Big East selection (2006-09)
  • Finished college career holding school records for goals (232), assists (164) and points (396)
  • Graduated as the all-time leading scorer in Big East history
  • Led the nation in scoring in 2008 with 142 points and tied the NCAA single-season record with 69 assists
  • Posted a second 100-point season in 2009, notching 54 goals and 58 assists
  • Set NCAA tournament record with 13 assists in a win over Towson in 2008

Off the Field

  • Assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Syracuse

Getting to know

  • Nickname? Roses
  • Other sports played in high school? Basketball
  • Favorite lacrosse player? Haley Quillinan
  • Favorite athlete from another sport? Serena Williams and Derek Jeter
  • Best advice received from a coach? “Play like you’ve been there before, work like you haven’t.”
  • Strengths as a player? Seeing plays develop
  • What should every player at your position know, or need to be able to do on the field? Look to challenge your defender each time you have the ball and read the defense.
  • Tip for young players? Be creative and try new things.
  • Best lacrosse moment? Winning gold at the 2009 World Cup.
  • Fun fact? I’m colorblind.