Carr joins Warrior women's basketball program
Caitlin Carr, a 6-foot forward/post from Mountainview High School in Auburn, Wash., has signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Lewis-Clark State College next season, Warrior coach Brian Orr has announced.
Carr averaged 17.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a senior last season. She became the program’s all-time leading scorer during the season and finished her career with 1,297 points.
“One quality we want all of our players to strive for is consistency of excellence, and that is a perfect description of Caitlin,” Orr said. “For the last three seasons her coach could expect 17 (points) and 8 (rebounds) every night.”
Carr was named MVP of the South Puget Sound League’s 3A both as a senior and a junior. She also earned All-State honors as well last season.
Her team placed sixth at the Washington 3A Tournament as a junior and fell one win short of qualifying for state her senior season when the team lost by two points at regionals.
“She can score with her back to the basket and do it with either hand,” said Orr. “She has a beautiful shot from behind the 3-point line and fits the perfect profile of stretch-4. And Caitlin is a ‘coach’s kid’ who understands the game and is committed to doing what it takes to win.”
Caitlin’s father Chris has been the head girl’s coach at AMHS for 20 years and her younger sister, Ali, was a junior on this year’s squad.
“Coach Carr’s teams run a lot of the same things we do which is another reason why Caitlin is such a good fit,” Orr said.
The Warriors are returning seven players off a team that finished 29-5 with a Sweet 16 finish at the National Tournament.