Katie played softball for Norwalk High School as a shortstop and catcher, where she was a four-time All-Conference, three-time All-Area and All-State award recipient. She was also awarded Female Athlete of the Year, BlueStreak Player of the Week and All-Area MVP. Katie attended Central Connecticut State University, where she was fourth on the team with a .272 batting average and collected 28 hits in 103 at-bats, including four doubles and a home run. During her senior year, Katie was moved to center field, had a .205 batting average and collected 23 hits in 112 at-bats, including 3 doubles and 2 homeruns. She has won 2 conference championships and has been to 2 Super Regionals, one at LSU (2013) and the other at UGA (2015).