Field hockey alumnus Baker inducted into Cornwall Hall of Fame

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Aug 18,2014(ISN) – The Town of Cornwall recently inducted former Canadian Women’s National Team captain Katie Baker (Argyle Shore, P.E.I.) into the Cornwall Hall of Fame after a long and accomplished career as a field hockey player.

Baker appeared in 114 senior caps for Canada, with her first interational appearance coming in 2006 versus Cardiff in Wales. Other highlights of Baker’s career include being named a CIS First Team All-Canadian in 2003, and Prince Edward Island’s Athlete of the Year in 2009.

At the national level, Baker was named to the Pan American Elite Team in 2009 and 2011. She competed in the 2010 Commonewalth Games in Delhi, India and cites her proudest national moment being a 2-1 comeback victory against Wales in that tournament.

About the Cornwall Hall of Fame

The Cornwall Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose athletic abilities have brought honour to themselves and their community and whose interest in and work for sport has benefited athletes and athletics at either national, international, or professional levels. Katie will join Jared Connaughton and Adam McQuaid who have already been inducted into the Cornwall Hall of Fame located at the Terry Fox Sports Complex clubhouse.

Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Parks & Recreation committee Corey Frizzell will emcee this event. He says “Katie Baker’s hard work and dedication to sport have made her a role model in Cornwall. The Parks and Recreation Committee members are honoured to induct her into the Cornwall Hall of Fame and hope her accomplishments serve to further inspire young people in our community.”

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