Meharg on Mockus: "Katie is recovering from knee surgery she had prior to her arrival on campus and is working on regaining her speed and agility. Katie has goal-scoring hands and is very talented with her stick. She's a good passer, a very good goal scorer and has natural hockey instincts."
International Experience: Participated in the 2003 U.S. Field Hockey Association's National Futures Tournament and was with the program from 2001-03 ... Spirit of USA Club Team won the 2003 National Indoor Tournament ... won gold at the National Hockey Festival with club team in 2001 and silver in 2002 and 2003.
As freshman in 2004: Medical redshirt season ... spent the season recovering from an ACL injury suffered in her senior season at Shawnee High ... named to NFHCA National Academic Squad.
Before Maryland: Three-year letterwinner in field hockey at forward and midfield at Shawnee High ... after being promoted to the varsity squad for the state playoffs as a freshman, went on to earn All-Olympic Conference honors three times ... helped the Renegades to back-to-back Central New Jersey Group IV titles as a sophomore and junior ... All-Burlington County, All-Group IV and All-South Jersey honoree twice ... tallied 14 goals in final two seasons to lead the team in scoring ... Courier-Post Player of the Week as a senior and played in the South Jersey Coaches Association All-Star Game that year ... also lettered in lacrosse twice, helping the squad to two N.J. Group A State Championship titles and a No. 7 national ranking as a junior.
Personal: Majoring in letters and sciences ... only daughter of Audrey and John Mockus ... cousins, Marcia `88 and Lisa Leap `90, played volleyball at Penn State, with Marcia earning All-American honors ... National Honor Society member, graduating in the top 10 percent of her class ... a peer leader, peer tutor and member of Students Actively Concerned (SAC) group ... continues to be active with Habitat for Humanity at Maryland ... Kathryn Mockus was born in Reading, Pa.