POSTED ON: Friday, April 12, 2019 9:20 AM by Maddie Darbie
This week’s Featured Firstie is MIDN 1/C Katie Patrick. 1/C Patrick hails from Aurora, Colorado. She is excited to be moving to San Diego upon graduation to serve as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard DDG-76, USS Higgins.
Katie is a quantitative economics major and a proud member of the 30th Company Lions where she serves as a Platoon Commander.
As Navy Volleyball’s career leader in blocks, one of Katie’s most fond memories at USNA is crushing the Army WestPoint Black Knights on the Volleyball court in her senior year star match, and being part of the first Navy Volleyball squad to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament since 1991.
Katie has enjoyed her four years at the Naval Academy and is most thankful for the leadership opportunities she has experienced and the lifelong friendships she has developed with her companymates, teammates and classmates.
Her advice to anyone who wants to come to the Naval Academy would be to “never lose your competitive edge and always look for new opportunities to make yourself a more well rounded person.”