2014 Class Brings Diverse Athletic Backgrounds from Across the Country to Illinois
Team captain of Zionsville SC club team that was a finalist at the 2013 ODP national championship ... Part of club team's state cup championship in 2012 and runner-up finishes in 2010, 11-13 ... Named to Indiana ODP state team in 2009-10, 13 ... Helped high school win sectional titles in 2012-13 ... Was an ISCA All-State Academic honoree and ICGSA All-State honorable mention in 2013 ... Earned three varsity letters in soccer (2011-13) ... Was an Eagle Scholar and on the high honor roll.
Full name is Katherine Claire Ratz ... Goes by Kat or Katherine ... Born March 8, 1996 ... Parents are Andy and Annette Ratz ... Has three siblings, Caroline, Lizzy and Andrew ... Plans to major in physical therapy ... Hobbies outside of soccer include hanging out with friends and family and playing basketball ... Favorite athlete is Peyton Manning because he gives back to his community, appreciates his sport, has a great work ethic and doesn't take himself too seriously ... Her club coach, Mike Beckner, most influenced her athletic career by helping her see her full potential and pushing her to be her best.