Katie Baker (born April 21, 1984) is the captain of the Canadian Women's National Field Hockey Team and has over 80 caps to her name.
Career[edit source | edit]Edit
Baker was introduced to field hockey at age 14 when her family moved to Hamilton, Ontario where she decided to try out for the highschool team. She draws inspiration from her family, and her neighbors at home in Prince Edward Island. A member of the senior national team since 2006 (junior national team from 2004–2005). Her first senior international cap was the 2006 UK Tour in Cardiff, Wales. She was named to the Pan American Elite team in 2009, and was also named PEI Female Athlete of the year (2009).She is currently the Captain of the Canadian National team and has been coached by Louis Mendonca since 2008. Past coaches include, Sally Bell, Sharon Rajaraman, and Jennifer Gillan.
Katie played professionally overseas for Royal Antwerp Hockey Club in the 2009-2010 season. Currently, Katie's training is based out of Vancouver, Canada.
Personal information[edit source | edit]Edit
Baker was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, April 21, 1984. Katie attended Bluefield Highschool in Hampshire, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She plans to graduate in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Saint Mary's University, University of Prince Edward Island, and the University of British Columbia.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending her days travelling with friends, going out for breakfast and swimming in the ocean.
Competitions[edit source | edit]Edit
* 2010 San Diego Tour * 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi (6th) * 2010 Chile Series, Vancouver * 2010 India Series, Vancouver * 2010 Belgian Champions * 2010 World Cup Qualifier, San Diego (4th) * 2010 Chile and Argentina Tour * 2009 FIH Champions Challenge II, Russia (6th) * 2009 Pan American Cup, Bermuda (5th) * 2009 Ireland Tour * 2008 WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier, Vancouver * 2008 South Africa Tour * 2007 Pan American Games, Brazil (5th) * 2007 South Africa Tour * 2007 Women's Chile 4 Nations * 2007 AKPro Chile Series, Vancouver * 2005 Junior Women's World Cup, Chile * 2004 Chile Tour * 2004 UK Tour * 2006 UK & France Tour