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Haverford High School’s Caroline Dotsey is Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week

The 6-foot-1 junior forward is averaging 15.5 ppg and 10.3 rpg for the Fords (7-3 as of Jan. 10). Last winter, she was a strong presence underneath for the Fords, scoring 12.3 points per game, pulling down more than eight rebounds per contest, and blocking an average of one shot a game, and receiving first team All-Central League and All-Main Line recognition. Dotsey will play lacrosse for the Fords in the spring, and outside of Haverford, she plays basketball for the 2023 Lady Runnin’ Rebels. Off the court, she is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Senate at Haverford.


Q: What do you think is the strongest aspect of your game? What part of your game are you working on the most currently?


A: I feel a major strength of my game is my ability to see the floor. My court vision has really helped me grow as a player when attacking the rim and setting my teammates up for shots. I’m always focusing on becoming a more versatile player.  So ball handling and post-play are constant points of focus. 


Q: What area of your game do you feel you improved the most in the off-season?


A: During the offseason, I focused on building strength, extending my shooting range, and working on my ball handling. 


Q: You mentioned that your favorite basketball player is Paige Bueckers – what do you like about her game?


A: I love her ability to play on both ends of the floor. Her outstanding offense and relentless defense puts her above and beyond on the court and makes her such a fun player to watch. With her current injury, it’s sad not to see her on the floor, but her positive outlook on a tough situation shows her mental strength. 


Q: For Haverford basketball, you wear jersey No. 15, which is the number your mom wore when she played soccer and lacrosse at Old Dominion. What has been the most important thing you’ve learned from your family (parents and sister Rian) regarding athletics?


A: My competitiveness and work ethic are the biggest things I’ve picked up from my family. They have played a major role in shaping me into the player that I am. 


Q: What has been your favorite experience in AAU ball?


A: My favorite experience from this past AAU season with the Rebels was winning the championship game in the Hoop Group Circuit in Atlantic City.  


Q: What has been your most memorable experience with the National Honor Society?


A: My most memorable experience with the National Honor Society  has been participating in community service outside of the classroom. I was able to volunteer as a coach for the “Little Hoopers” basketball clinics alongside some of my teammates at the high school. It was so great to see the younger community begin to develop a love for basketball!


Q: Is there a career path that particularly interests you at the present time?


A: I have done a lot of thinking about what career I want to pursue in the future. I have an interest in speech language pathology, which I think would be a very rewarding career path. 


Fun facts – Caroline Dotsey

Favorite book: The Kite Runner.

Favorite TV show: Outer Banks.

Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant.

Favorite team: Sixers.

Favorite place to visit: Ocean City, N.J. beach.

Favorite pre-game meal: Chicken parm sandwich.

Family members: parents Dan and Sue, sister Rian.


(To be selected as Main Line Girls Athlete of the Week, a student-athlete must first be nominated by her coach.)

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