Kate Psota is one of Canada’s most decorated female baseball players, but her multi-sport skills also
involved high level hockey. A graduate of Aldershot High School, this talented athlete won Aldershot
Athlete of the Year in 2004, even though her exploits for the Stoney Creek Sabres hockey team didn’t
allow her to play high school hockey. Her Sabres schedule was so intense that even balancing it with
high school volleyball was tough. Kate also played girls softball and volleyball for the Lions.
By the time Kate was 15 she focused on baseball, playing on multiple teams. She played Boys AA
baseball before joining the newly formed women’s program. She started to play provincial programs
when she was 16 and first represented Canada in a tournament in Toronto in 2001.
Kate’s baseball achievements are impressive being recognized as one of the greats of Canadian
Women’s baseball. Kate was only 13 when she was named to Team Ontario in 1999. Representing
Ontario Kate was a nine-time national champion, all while earning fame and success for Canada on the
world stage. She was the first female to be honoured as Player of the Year by Baseball Ontario in 2002.
She joined the newly formed national team when she was 18 and has represented Canada in every IBAF
(International Baseball Federation) World Cup since 2004. Kate has earned many personal and team
accolades along the way. She has helped Canada win 6 World Cup medals ( 2 silver and four bronze) and
was named to the World Cup All Star team at first base in 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2018.
In 2008 Kate earned the Jimmy Rattlesnake Award from Baseball Canada for her on-field
accomplishments as well as team spirit and leadership and was named Canada Baseball National MVP in
2009 and 2010.
Garnering respect and admiration on the baseball field for Canada, Kate also pursued hockey at the
post-secondary level, playing 5 years at Wilfrid Laurier University. At WLU Kate helped the team win five
consecutive OUA championships from 2006 to 2010, earning a CIS (Now USports) bronze medal in 2010.
Kate accomplished in the classroom as well, gaining Academic All Canadian honours in 2009. She loved
playing hockey, but it was baseball that was her true passion. Kate helped Canada win a silver medal at
the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Her last game for Canada was an exciting extra-innings game
against the United States to win the bronze medal at the 2018 World Cup.
A true trail blazer for the Women’s game, and a role model for the next generation of world class
baseball players, Kate was only 18 when she played in her first World Cup and now is giving back to the
game as a member of the coaching staff for Canada at next summer’s World Cup in Thunder Bay. For her
accomplishments on the national and world stage Kate was recognized by Tourism Burlington as a
“Famous Burlingtonian” and now she is being inducted into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame in the