Prep Profile - Roncalli's Catherine Taddy

Prep Profile - Roncalli's Catherine Taddy

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Prep Profile - Roncalli's Catherine Taddy

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Nickname:

Cat

Sports Catherine competes in:

Tennis and basketball

All-time team sports achievement:

“Beating Brillion last year on their court.”

All-time individual achievement:

“(Making the game-winning) last shot in the Wrightstown game this year.”

No. 1 athletic goal:

“Be Olympian Conference champs.”

Catherine’s thoughts:

“I think the season is going good. We started off good and showed everyone that we are basically ready to play and weren’t going to take a step back. As a team we are really tight on and off the court and that’s what is getting us through tough stretches and it will help us later on in the season because every team goes through tough stretches. As a captain I have to step up to show my leadership but the other two captains (Rachel Moczynski and Sophie Pitz) will help me with that and team-wise I think we could go far this season.”

Coach Ned Jacquart’s thoughts:

“I think (Catherine’s season) has been going really well. I like the way she has been stepping up her game this year in the fourth quarter. All of our games have been close, and I don’t know if that’s experience or confidence or what, but she seems to have a knack this year for taking the team on her back and finding a way to win. She is a smart player, understand the game and knows what I expect and what I want and she has just been making plays when we have needed them the most.”

Catherine’s favorites

Sport: Basketball

Pro/college athlete: Donald Driver

Pro/college team: Packers

Musical artist or group: “The first CD I ever got was the Eagles and to this day, it is still my favorite CD.”

Song of all time: “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls

TV show: Grey’s Anatomy

Movie: Step Brothers

Class: Math

Food: Tacos

Saying or piece of advice: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life,” – John 3:16

Hobby: “Playing harp.”

What if …

You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be?: “Oprah Winfrey just to see what a normal week is like for her.”

You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be?: “‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ theme song.”

You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be?: Mother Teresa

Quick Q&A

Who inspires you most?: “My mom inspires me the most. After every game, she gives me a hug no matter how well or bad I did. She has always been there and will always be there for me.”

What is your dream vacation destination?: “I have always wanted to go to the Eiffel Tower in France.”

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced?: UW-Superior player and Valders graduate Sally Linzmeier

What’s your No. 1 pet peeve?: Long nails

What do you want to do for a living?: Pediatric Oncology

Why are sports important to you?: “They help me gain experiences in places I would not otherwise be able to. They teach you how to work with others. Sports also allows you to meet new people you would otherwise not. Having such a close team, we get along very easily with each other which reflects on and off the court.”

Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos?: Sophie Pitz

What’s your strength as a person?: “I think my leadership skills on the court are a strength of mine. When my teammates need me to step up, they know that they can always count on me.”

What do you still need to work on?: “The biggest thing that I need to work on as an individual would probably be keeping my focus in practice.”

Do you have any pre-game rituals?: “I always listen to the song ‘What Faith Can Do’ by Kutless. Every home game, as a team we always do a cheer down the hallway right before we go into the locker room to get us pumped up.”

Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter?: Donald Driver

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