NEW CANAAN — Catherine The Great was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia. Her reign was called Russia’s golden age.
A little over three centuries later, Catherine Granito is merely part of what has been an outstanding era for three-sport female athletes in New Canaan. Is this comparison a stretch? Let’s just say Granito, who stands just 5-feet tall, packs greatness into every inch.
Consider: Granito started playing ice hockey when she was 2, save for one year played against boys until she was 14 and could graduate next year as perhaps the second-leading scorer in state history, surpassing one of her role models. Or that she never played field hockey until her freshman year, when she attended a “Meet The Coaches” gathering and was encouraged by a friend to come out for the team.