Chiles' Caroline Jacobsen - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

Chiles' Caroline Jacobsen - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week
Chiles' Caroline Jacobsen - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week
Posted at 10:36 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 19:47:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - When it comes to varsity softball, Caroline Jacobsen is a seasoned vet. Four years strong, and she's looking to make her last one, her best one.

"We also joke about it a lot. It's out last first practice, it's our last first away game," she said. "We found out we have 38 days left. It's flying by, it's crazy."

All joking aside, Jacobsen and the Timberwolves sit at a perfect 11-0 to start the season, not a bad way to start if you want to finish strong.

"If we keep playing the game we know how to play, everybody hits, if we play defense, we could go far this year," she said. 

"With their leadership, they're certainly wanting to take this journey a little further. You know, three times the charm," said head coach Cynthia Jevyak. "We're hoping to come back and go through Districts and then also Regionals and hopefully get to States."

Jacobsen, a big part in making that happen. She's batting .486 on the season, with 16 RBI and a team leading three home-runs. Her stats in the classroom? Equally as impressive. She's got a 4.5 GPA.

"She leads by example, on and off the field," said Jevyak. "She's certainly, like I said, she challenges each of us as coaches as well as players."

"You are a student before you are an athlete, but it's really about balance and time management," said Jacobsen. "Getting your work done so you can come out here and play."

Her play? Noticed by schools at the next level. She'll will play for Duke next year, but before she becomes a Blue Devil, she's got a lot more to accomplish as a Timberwolf.

"It's comforting to know it's not over after this. I can keep playing," she said. "I'd love to take us as far as we possibly can go and have a great season for me and for our team."

A perfect start? A pretty good lead in to finishing that great season.