Katherine Oates Sweeney

Class of '93
Kate was a three-sport athlete during her five years at Groton, earning ten varsity letters in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. As a Sixth Former, she co-captained both the field hockey and ice hockey teams, and went on to receive the Cornelia Amory Frothingham Athletic Prize, given to a Sixth Form girl who demonstrates all-round athletic ability and exemplary qualities of leadership and sportsmanship. Kate also received All-League honors in field hockey and an honorable mention in ice hockey while at Groton.

After Groton, Kate played varsity ice hockey for three years at Middlebury College, where she earned the school’s Panther Award in 1997. Her Middlebury teams earned back-to-back Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championships in 1996 and 1997.

Kate went on to earn a master’s degree in early childhood elementary education from New York University; she teaches and continues to coach, now working with grade schoolers, including her daughters, Macy and Walker. Kate also heads the youth lacrosse program in her hometown of Dedham, Massachusetts.