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Grant Catalino

School

Maryland

Position
Attack
Major
Finance
G
25
A
9
PTS
34
GB
32

Classroom

As good as Catalino is on the field, he has been equally as good in the classroom. He maintains a 3.44 GPA in finance in the Robert E. Smith School of Business, which was ranked No. 9 among all public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Catalino is a two-time member of the all-Atlantic Coast Conference academic team and has been on the Maryland honor roll throughout his collegiate career.

Character

A 2010 team captain, Catalino has proven to be an outstanding leader for the Terps. He has embraced his role as not only an all-American, but as a role model for younger players, taking it upon himself to lead newcomers in drills to better prepare them for the 2011 season. Catalino has begun preparing for his life after college. He plans to start his own lacrosse company — Harvest Lacrosse — and has already established a mission statement that speaks largely to his character: “Our Mission is to train principled and competent leaders within the lacrosse community, who will step forward with integrity to serve, lead, and influence, their peers and fellow athletes.”

Community

Catalino has been involved in several community service projects during his Maryland career. He has participated in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Canned Food Drive that helped collect food for the Capital Area Food Bank. Catalino has also raised money through Relay For Life to help cancer research. He has also combined his love of lacrosse with his commitment to his community by running camps and clinics that not only teach lacrosse, but the value of getting a quality education.

Competition

One of the nation’s top attackmen and arguably the best right-handed shooter in the country, Catalino is a two-time all-American that has amassed 143 points on 88 goals and 53 assists heading into his senior season. A 2010 all-ACC selection, who was also selected to the 2010 ACC all-tournament team, he has helped lead the Terps to three-straight NCAA tournament quarterfinal appearances. Catalino is already among the all-time leaders in school history in points (21st) and goals (15th).