Q&A With Signee Chloe Ames

Ames, who signed with Catawba College, netted 10 goals her junior season to help propel the lacrosse team to a conference championship


Q: What is your earliest memory of playing your sport? 

A: I started sophomore year, and the commits and seniors on the team taught me how to play, and it got me to where I am now.

Q: What made you stick with your sport?

A: After my first year, I really enjoyed playing and my teammates helped me, so I decided to continue.

Q: Who are some of your athletic heroes, people you look up to in your sport? Why do they stand out? 

A: Emily Phillips, because we are in the same position and have been there from the start and she has taught me everything that I know.

Q: What factors led you to sign with the college/university that you chose? What made that school stand out? 

A: I signed with Catawba College because when I was there for a camp and visit, the campus was very pretty, and the coaches and team were very supportive and nice and made a good atmosphere.

Q: What course of study or major do you plan to pursue at your college or university? 

A: Exercise science.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most while playing a sport while attending college?

A: Meeting my friends I’m going to have for the rest of my life and having a team to go to to have fun while also being competitive.

Q: What are you anxious about as you transition to attend and play in college?  

A: Being away from home, but also I’m hard on myself, so I’m scared I’m not going to be as good as the rest of my team.

Q: What regulations/rules did you encounter regarding recruiting and signing? 

A: The social media rules where they couldn’t post until a certain time.

Q: What is one thing you would change about your recruiting/signing process and why?

A: I wish I got a picture of just myself signing the paper.

Q: It is hard for a school to tick all the boxes a student athlete might have. What are some sacrifices you had to make in order to attend your chosen school?  

A: Yes, not every college is going to have everything you want. I don’t think I had to sacrifice anything because Catawba has the major I want and a good program with it, and it has the lacrosse team I really like.

Q: What advice would you give to the next class of student athletes who will go through the process of recruitment?

A: Take your time and don’t rush through it. 

Q: What advice would you give to your past self regarding your athletic career? 

A:  Even though its tough, and you want to give up, don’t because it is worth all the times you will cry and want to give up.

Q: Who are some people you would like to thank for helping you get to where you are today? How did they assist you? 

A: My coaches from Red Devils Lacrosse and 91 Carolina because they developed me as a player and helped me get to where I am today. My family because they have been there from the start, going to every single one of my games and supporting me and telling me not to give up. And my teammates on all my teams because they have been so supportive.

Q: What is your favorite memory as a Cougar athlete?

A: In the 3rd round of playoffs my sophomore year, we went into overtime against Holly Springs, and the Holly Springs guys team were screaming at us saying that we were gonna lose, but my teammate Katie got an 8 meter and scored the game winning goal and sent us to round 4.