Meharg on Masson
"Kathryn is a brilliant, composed and competitive goalkeeper. She has worked hard on embracing her leadership role and on her communication skills to become the backbone of the backfield, along with Susie [Rowe] and Alicia [Grater]. "
Member of the Junior Canadian National squad ... three-time member of the British Columbia Provincial squad ... awarded the 2003-04 Lesley Kaplan Under-18 Goalkeeper award by the B.C. Women's Field Hockey Federation, presented to the top Under-18 provincial goalie ... MVP of the 2003 Canadian National Championship third place game ... named to Canada's Under-21 National team in 2005.
As a junior in 2006
An All-American for the second-straight year, earning a spot on the first team, the first-ever Terrapin goalkeeper to garner first-team honors and only the third netminder to earn an All-American citation ... also selected an All-American goalkeeper by www.womensfieldhockey.com ... named to the All-ACC team for the first time ... a first team Mid-Atlantic All-Region pick ... led the nation in goals against average for the second-consecutive year and was second in save percentage ... her 0.70 GAA is the third-lowest in school history ... posted a career-best nine shutouts on the season, en route to helping the Terps tie a school record of 12 overall ... six of those shut outs came against ranked opponents, including twice against perennial powerhouse Old Dominion (Sept. 4 and Oct. 14), North Carolina (Oct. 22) and top-ranked Wake Forest (Nov. 19) in the NCAA finals ... three of the four NCAA Tournament contests were shut outs ... posted a season-high seven saves twice, once at Virginia (Sept. 29) and at ODU ... named to the www.womensfieldhockey.com National Honor Roll after posting shutouts in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... played all 115 minutes of the national semifinal game vs. #7 Connecticut (Nov. 16) ... the backfield's 0.48 shutouts per game average was third-best in the country ... her 0.93 career GAA is among the top two in school history, entering the 2007 campaign.
As a sophomore in 2005
Earned first-career National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American honors, earning a spot on the third team ... NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region first team pick ... boasted the top goals against average in the nation at 0.96, starting in 18 games ... backfield was the second-ranked defense in the nation, allowing just a 1.01 GAA ... posted seven shutouts on the season ... battled to a tie at the end of overtime, playing all 115 minutes, posting nine saves against then-No. 1 Wake Forest, a decision which the Terps eventually dropped in penalty strokes (Sept. 24) ... selected ACC Player of the Week after making a career-high 14 saves at then-No. 3 Duke, including several key stops down the stretch, helping shut out the top offensive team in the nation, 2-0 (Oct. 8) ... had eight saves in the ACC Championship game vs. the Demon Deacons (Nov. 6) ... was nearly perfect in NCAA Tournament play, notching three shutouts, including a 1-0 blanking of the Blue Devils to remain undefeated in four career meetings ... named to the All-ACC Academic team for the second-consecutive year.
As freshman in 2004
Posted first-career shutout in first-career start vs. Quinnipiac (Sept. 26) ... a starter in 10 of the team's last 12 games ... first-career ACC start was a 5-4 overtime win over No. 4 Duke (Oct. 9), recording a career-high nine saves ... earned www.womensfieldhockey.com National Rookie of the Week nod for performance vs. the Blue Devils ... picked up a sweep over Duke, recording a 3-2 win in first ACC Tournament appearance (Nov. 5), posting six saves ... won first NCAA Tournament game in first postseason appearance vs. No. 14 Delaware (Nov. 13) and posted a shutout in the second round vs. American (Nov. 14) ... eight saves in the blowout over No. 10 Michigan (Oct. 17) ... registered a shutout in five stops in 2-1, overtime setback vs. No. 2 North Carolina (Oct. 23) ... boasts team's best goals against average, which also ranked third in the ACC and 16th in the nation ... assisted in the Terrapin defense's effort to limit opponents to just 1.36 goals per game which tied for 15th in the nation.
Member of the field hockey squad at Hugh McRoberts Secondary School, leading the team to a second-place finish at the 2004 provincial championships ... also received Carla Taunton Field Hockey award, given to the senior who has demonstrated leadership and commitment ... co-captain and Most Valuable Player of high school squad as a senior ... also participated in the Canadian Nationals in squash.
Majoring in education and English ... intends to pursue a career in secondary education ... only daughter of Becky and Graeme Masson ... has two older brothers, Scott (25) and Cameron (23) ... Kathryn Masson was born in Vancouver, B.C.
MASSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
MASSON'S SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Saves: 14 at Duke (Oct. 8, 2005)
Minutes: 115:00 vs. Wake Forest (Sept. 24, 2005)