Webster's Grant Catalino makes pro lacrosse debut with Rochester Rattlers | News
Grant Catalino made his professional lacrosse debut on Saturday evening with the Rochester Rattlers in a 16-14 loss to the Boston Cannons at Sahlen's Stadium before a crowd of 2,688.
The Webster Schroeder and recent University of Maryland graduate hope to add some offensive punch to the Rattlers offense as the team was seeking its first victory of the season (0-4).
Catalino had one shot and one turnover in the first quarter as Boston (4-1) scored the last two goals, one a two-pointer on a shot outside the 16-yard arc, of the period to take a 5-2 lead into the second stanza. Catalino finished with four shots in the game.
Q: What was like, your first pro game?
A: It's good to be back. It's good to be playing lacrosse again, after a little break after the college season. Playing the game that I love, it's good to be back on the field competing. It's a great feeling.
Q: What is it like being on the Rattlers with another Maryland grad, Dan Groot from Canandaigua?
A: It's good to play with Danny, a great player. Playing with some other Terps is always good. Playing in front of your hometown is a good feeling. I watched the Rattlers when I grew up. It's good to be on the team.
Q: What's the difference, even though it's only your first game, between the pro game and the college game?
A: It's definitely a little faster. The guys are a little bigger, every goalie is good. You're playing with the best of the best, only 19 guys dress, and there are a lot of guys who wish they could be playing. There are only six teams in the league and only 19 guys dress for each team.
Q:You scored your first point as a professional tonight, so that had to be good?
A: It's always good to get that first point under your belt. It gives you some confidence. Hopefully we can move forward and get our first win next weekend.
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