Cate’s Becker is first Phil Womble Award winner of 2013-14

Maddie Becker is a dying breed of high school athlete, Cate School athletic director Wade Ransom said.

Maddie Becker plays volleyball, soccer and lacrosse at Cate.

Maddie Becker plays volleyball, soccer and lacrosse at Cate.

The junior is a three-sport athlete at the school and excels in each one. She’s also on the yearbook and school newspaper staffs, is an accomplished pianist and carries a 3.9 GPA.

Last year, as a sophomore, Becker was awarded the Reddington Cup, given to the top underclass Cate athlete who embraces the ideals of competition, hard work and success with honor.

Becker on Monday was honored as the September winner of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award. The award is given to a high school junior.

Becker plays volleyball, soccer and lacrosse for the Rams.

“She easily could be a club athlete in all three sports,” Ransom said. “She ?chooses consciously to be part of the high school experience and representing Cate in playing three sports for us.

“Her coaches have been on the receiving end of Maddie’s positive energy and hard work,” Ransom continued. “No matter what she’s doing, she’s flying around the field, sacrificing her body, working hard. She’s definitely a postitive inspiration to the other players.”