| Date of Birth:
April 6, 1983
Place of Birth: Thunder Bay, ON
Years on National Team:
Weight: 145 lbs
A standout in multiple sports while growing up in Thunder Bay, high-scoring forward Katie Weatherston was named the Athlete of the Year at her high school on four occasions. In addition to hockey, tennis and soccer were the two sports she excelled at most. In fact, in 2000-01 Weatherston played with Canada's U-19 national soccer team and in 2001 helped Team Ontario claim gold at the Canada Summer Games.
However, it's through hockey that Weatherston has enjoyed her greatest success. Her stellar play as a teenager attracted a scholarship from prestigious Ivy League school Dartmouth, where she is teamed with fellow Canadian Olympians Cherie Piper and Gillian Apps.
As a member of the Big Green over the past three seasons, Weatherston has gradually become one of the NCAA's most prolific scorers. As a freshman, she potted 23 goals and added 24 assists, earning her spots on both at the All-Ivy League Second Team and All-ECAC Rookie Team.
A year later, the sophomore was back on the All-Ivy League Second Team and made her first All-ECAC Second Team thanks to showing of 29 goals and 19 assists. As a junior, Weatherston took her game to a new level, scoring 38 goals to earn a spot on the All-American Second Team.
Although Weatherston is a newcomer to senior international play, she does have some experience on the world stage, having played for Canada's U-22 squad for two years. During that time, Weatherston faced some excellent American teams on many occasions, ending up on the losing side often.
Weatherston will be one of six Canadian players making their Olympic debuts at the 2006 Turin Games. The others are: Apps (whose grandfather was Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Syl Apps), Gina Kingsbury, Sarah Vaillancourt, Meghan Agosta, and blueliners Gillian Ferrari and Carla MacLeod.
In Turin the creative puck-handler with the laser shot will once again face a loaded Team USA. But this time she'll have plenty of help as a proud Canadian team looks poised to defend the gold medal they won four years ago at the Salt Lake City Winter Games.
2006 Hockey Coverage