Senior spotlight: Caroline Dyess


Davis Kuhn

Senior captain Caroline Dyess makes a move on a Veterans Memorial player.

Julissa Vargas, Sports Writer

Girls basketball star senior Caroline Dyess makes an impact on the varsity girls basketball team, not just as a player but team captain too. 

“As a teammate she’s very uplifting,” junior teammate Daichelle San Nicolas said. “As our captain she’s a leader and always reminds us to keep pushing.”

Dyess moved from Colorado her sophomore year and has been on varsity since. 

“Caroline is one of the best shooters in school history and has a chance to be on our record board for her shooting skill set,” coach Matthew Sutherland said. “However, this year Caroline has improved on her ability to attack and finish at the rim, which makes her a very difficult player to defend.”

Dyess tied the record of most threes made in a game, which is seven. She scored an overall 160 points, with 36 of those as 3-pointers and has made  61 field goals out of 183 field goal attempts. She also has a total of 13 offensive rebounds and 73 defensive rebounds all in this season so far. 

“Caroline has grown as a player and a young lady the past three years,” Sutherland said. “She is one of our hardest workers as she is always in the gym getting shots up and getting better. Caroline is a silent leader who leads by example. She encourages our team to get their plus one [extra workout] by being there herself. She is not very vocal, but when she speaks her teammates listen. She is very respected on campus and on our team.”

Dyess demonstrates leadership through discipline, encouragement and communication.

“She leads the team by setting up an example and always being positive,” junior team manager Nicole Karaolis said. “She gives us the confidence we need to win games.”

Off the court Dyess is a member of the National Honor Society. 

Basketball will play today against Pieper who has a district record of 2-4 and sits in sixth place for district. They will play at 6:30 p.m. at Pieper High School. They are currently fifth in district with a record of 2-3 (10-16 overall).