3d Commitments in Focus: LA's Holden Catlett
After a break for the busy summer training season, The Reel 3d is back with the 3d Commitments in Focus series. Every week, we'll celebrate a new 3d player commitment by featuring the commit on our blog. We'll show their highlight film, a quick Q&A and some notes from their coach on what kind of player he/she is.
To kick off the fall installment of the series, we have multi-talented 2016 Holden Catlett, who has committed to play for the Colgate Raiders. The midfielder and stud running back hails from Lake Oswego, OR. Holden broke onto the scene at 3d Blue Chip in 2014 and he earned a spot to Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip camp two years in a row. Holden spent the summer playing for 3d Los Angeles Director of Operations, Chris Malone.
Coach Malone on Holden: "Holden is a complete work horse. Whether he’s picking up a gb off a faceoff, catching an outlet pass and clearing the ball, or trying to get to the cage. He has one motor and that is full speed ahead. He can play both ends of the field and does it well. Colgate has not just landed a great lacrosse player but someone who will represent the school the way Coach Murphy would want his players to do so. I’m very excited for Holden and he deserves everything that comes his way."
3d Oregon Director of Operations Bill Gleason on Holden: "Holden Catlett is one of the most athletic kids I have worked with. He plays with relentless effort, and he is an ultimate competitor. He always wants to win and to win the right way, through hard work and determination. When the games on the line, you want Holden on the field, whether to win a GB scrum, to make a stop on defense, or to put one in the back of the net. He can make an impact anywhere and everywhere on the field and is a huge addition to the Colgate roster. The Raiders got a great one in Holden."
Q & A with Holden:
Q: Why did you choose to commit to this college?
A: It has always been my dream to play lacrosse for a premier academic school that has a strong lacrosse tradition and Colgate definitely achieves both. For about the past two years I have been reaching out to Colgate so when they finally made an offer it was a no brainer for me.
Q: After going through the recruiting process, what are some helpful tips you would give others who are about to go through this process?
A: Coming from Oregon, the recruiting process was especially hard for me so my experience may differ from the majority. But if I could say one thing, it would be to try narrow your list down to about 5 schools and then really go after those ones. Sending blast emails to 20+ schools just doesn’t work. As much as you want to be wanted, coaches want to be wanted as well. Get onto the campus of your dream school, call the coach once a week and make sure he knows you are willing to do anything to play for that school.
Q: What do you like best about 3d Lacrosse?
A: Not only was it a lot of fun playing with the 3d LA guys, but the connections that 3d used for my benefit was really a difference maker in my recruiting process.
Q: What was your favorite part of 3d training?
A: I’m always a fan of some 4 v 3’s.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
Q: Name one thing that you could not live without.
Q: If you had to choose one super power to have, what would it be and why?
A: I would be able to control people’s minds so I could make Jennifer Anniston love me.
Q: What are some of your pregame rituals and/or game day superstitions?
A: I don’t really do anything out of the norm, I listen to music and drink some pre-workout while I get in the zone in the locker room.
Q: What is your favorite vacation spot?
A: Cabo, Mexico
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: A perfectly cooked Bacon Cheeseburger with some avocado and special sauce.
Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: Steve Prefontaine
Q: Who is your favorite musician?
A: My brother Griffin–he’s 15 and slays on the vocals and piano. Absolute ladies’ man.
Q: What is the last book you read?
A: The Stranger by Albert Camus
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” - Pre
Q: Who has been your biggest influence?
A: My parents, no one has my back like they do.
To learn more about Holden, and to see a list of our committed players, please visit our commitments page.