WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Katherine Lane '16 came to Williams College from La Jolla, Calif., and The Bishop's School, where she was active in both volleyball and theater.
A four-year letter winner and senior captain in volleyball at Williams, Lane was a key performer for the Ephs as a middle blocker. In her four years the Ephs compiled a record of 88-33 (.727), won three Little Three titles, two NESCAC Championships, appeared in three NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2014.
At Williams Lane played in 109 matches and 336 sets, recording 683 kills and delivering 244 blocks.
In the accompanying video Lane talks about being an English major and her involvement in volleyball and theater at Williams. She also relates that her improved volleyball play in high school gave her the confidence to keep pursuing acting.
This summer Lane is participating in the Apprenticeship Program at the Tony Award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival that helped launch the careers of actors Christopher Reeve, Kate Burton and David Hyde Pierce.
Apprentices at the Williamstown Theatre Festival are involved in every aspect of the theatre from set building to lighting to reading lines with actors, to assisting young children in plays, and this season some of the apprentices cared for a goat that appeared in one play during the times the goat was not seen on stage.
When her apprenticeship ends later this month Lane is moving to New York City in the hopes of beginning a career in the theater through the connections she has made this summer in Williamstown.