Height: 5'3"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Myersville, Pa.
High School: Myersville
Experience: High School


Meharg on Effland
"Kate is a local product from Frederick, Md., and has been playing hockey since she was 12. She possess a low, steady, powerful defensive presence. She has strong hitting skills and is a warrior-type player."

As a redshirt freshman in 2006
Redshirted the 2006 campaign because of an injury.

Before Maryland
Earned four letters in field hockey at Myersville High School and was named Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... capped her career leading the Knights to capture the MVAL title, the Piedmont Conference crown and the county championship ... Knights were also state semifinalists in 2005 ... a first team all-area selection for the second time as a senior, garnering Player of the Year honors by the Frederick New Post ... a three-time all-conference pick, earning first team nods twice ... a two-time team captain, also led her squad to the Piedmont Division title as a junior ... led the county with 30 points on 11 goals and eight assists in her final campaign ... a Futures program participant from 2002-05, traveling to Holland with the Under-19 Futures Elite Select team in 2005 ... played in the National Futures Tournament twice and the Junior Olympics in 2004 ... a two-time participant in the National Indoor Tournament... also a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse, garnering first team all-conference honors twice and Frederick News-Post all-area nods as a junior.

Plans to major in kinesiology ... National Honor Society and member of the Student Government Association ... only daughter and one of four children of Anne and Bill Effland ... has two older bothers, Dan (25) and Jake (22) and a younger brother Tom (12) ... Kathleen Effland was born in Ames, Iowa.

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