Naomi Cator-Szymanski ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Dryden High School
  • Freeville, NY
  • Women's Soccer
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Naomi Cator-Szymanski's Women's Soccer Recruiting Profile
TC Waza Academy
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  • 2019 Highlights #2

Personal Statement

    I started playing soccer because my best friend and her father created a team. Originally I didn't enjoy it that much, my foot skills were rough which made the game hard. I was embarrassed to be the worst on a team. About 7th grade I really started to enjoy soccer. I loved the rush of adrenaline when you dribble by someone and are heading towards the goal. I also really enjoyed being around all of these amazing girls who made it so much fun. By eighth grade I had really started to focus on soccer and getting better. I did as many summer camps as possible so that I could try out for the varsity team. Miraculously I made it, as the year went on I continued to improve. My touches got better and I started to understand placement and all of the technically parts involved in being successful. After that season I joined Tc Waza in Ithaca so I could continue to improve and become even better. The better my skills got and the more I understood soccer, the more I loved it. I enjoy soccer because of all it has offered me; It keeps me in shape, I am constantly learning and improving, I make a bunch of friends, I can travel,  and mainly I have found something I love. I have learned that I am extremely competitive and risky. Soccer has also taught me patience, I used to immediately kick the ball as hard as I could. I was unable to control my strength and touch, but now I can control myself. I am able to wait for a play to be carried out. Soccer has helped me tremendously with my communication skills and with working with people. Everyone has their own strengths and if you play to someones strengths then you can achieve what you want. Soccer has become a huge part of my life, it has helped to shape me as a person.

    I hope to continue my education at a college with a competitive soccer team that will improve my level of play. I will be studying environmental conservation and then after I receive my degree I hope to make a difference in the world. I am fascinated by animals and the environment. I am so passionate about their health and safety, I want to be able to help them. I have been around animals my entire life and I constantly try to help them whenever possible. I actively try to spread awareness about current problems within ecosystems and I try my best to help the planet. People depend upon the earth yet don't respect it. Other than my conservation major, I would also possibly minor in visual art. I have drawn my entire life, art is very calming and enjoyable for me. I have entered into three art competitions this year and won four separate awards. I want to have a job where I make a difference. The world is incredible but it also needs to be protected.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #6
  • Individual Awards:
    Second team all star
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #6
  • Individual Awards:
    Second team outside back All-star
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #4

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2020 TC Waza Academy (U17)
  • 2019 TC Waza (u17)
  • Notes: 2019 spring season we won The Hershey Park tournament and the Lakefront Classic tournament and went undefeated.
  • 2018 Tc Waza (u16)
  • 2017 TC Waza Academy (u16)
  • 2016 TC Waza academy (u15)

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Neal Mcdowell
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Maureen Whitehead

Additional Sports

  • Track
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • I was 2nd team all star my freshman season for indoor. That same year our girls 4x1 team took 2nd at sectionals.



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High School Information

High School:
Dryden High School
(607) 844-8694

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. I have been in honors classes since 8th grade. I am in English honors, Math honors, and honors science.
AP Classes:
Yes. I took AP European History my sophomore year, it is the only Ap class available at that grade level. I am in concurrent enrollment classes. These are college level classes that are offered because our school has a deal with a nearby college. By taking these classes I am getting college credit. I have taken Chemisty 101 and 102, Physics 103, Typing class, Painting 108, and environmental science.
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Math student of the Month (2018-2019)
  • Award
    • Silver Key in Scholastic Art Competition
  • Award
    • Finalist In Tom Reeds congressional Art Competition
  • Award
    • High Honor Roll since 6th grade
  • Award
    • First place and people’s choice award for my art (2019) at a local art contest
  • Award
    • Golden Key in the scholastic art competition (2020) and two honorable mentions
  • Award
    • Leadership club
  • Award
  • Activity
    • Art- competitions and personal. I work at Greek Peak Mountain Resort and I referee soccer. Leadership club at Dryden.

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