Katie Rodgers

USA Roller Sports

Katelyn Rodgers

Katlyn RodgersBy Marc LaRocque TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE

TAUNTON —  She's on a roll. After 10 years of practice and determination, A Taunton woman earned a national roller skating title, and is now looking forward to a world championship competition in Taiwan. 

Katelyn Rodgers, an 18-year-old Coyle and Cassidy graduate, recently came back from Albuquerque, N.M., with the first-place title for the Junior World Class team dance competition as part of the USA Roller Sports 2013 Figure National Championship.

"It was very emotional," said Rodgers, who was in her 10th national artistic roller skating competition. "My partner and I were both crying after we won. It was a lot of fun."


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Team USA Years: This is my first year!

Hometown: Taunton, MA

Current residence: Newton Center, MA

When did you begin skating: This is my 12th year

Current skating club/ Coaches name: Silver City Skating Club/Anthony DaPonte

Occupation, current employer:  full-time college student


High school attended: Coyle and Cassidy High School

Year of graduation: 2013

Location of high school: Taunton, MA

College attended: Boston College

Year of graduation: 2017

Degree/major: applied psychology/human development with minor is sociology

Other college activities: campus ministry lector, swing dance, big brother big sister, 3 sap programs


Other awards, honors, and statistics in skating: 10 nationals, 14 national placements


Life Goals: to receive my doctorate and find a good job then create a family all while still skating and becoming a coach

Career goals: to become a criminal psychologist for the FBI


Favorite sports figure: Melissa Comin de Candido

Favorite food before a competition: pasta

Favorite movie: Silver Linings Playbook

Favorite place to shop: Kohl’s

Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: country music!

Favorite hobbies: reading, listening to music, spending a lot of time with my friends

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: independent because I enjoy being in control of my life and the events going on around me

What makes you a unique and special person: I have a very unique personality that makes it easy for me to get along well with children

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My Nana was a tremendous influence in my life because she was a very smart, strong, and independent woman who cared a lot about me and was a great role model.


Father’s name:  Raymond

Father’s occupation: retired

Mother’s name: Anne

Mother’s occupation: Department of Corrections

Brothers: 2 half-brothers

Sisters: 1 half-sister