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Carolyn Gillette
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest Academy
Major: Political Science

2014-15 (Junior)

  • Appeared in all 16 events for the Cardinal
  • Played primarily at the no. 7 and no. 5 positions
  • Defeated Kiran Vasudevan (Drexel) in the first round of the Kurtz Cup, eventually won by the Cardinal

2013-14 (Sophomore)

  • Compiled a record of 6-8 on the season, playing anywhere from No. 4 to No. 9 in the lineup 
  • Went 1-2 at the Howe Cup, picking up a straight set victory over Sarah Caughey of Dartmouth 
  • Tallied a 1-2 record to start the year, picking up a victory over Ellen Coombe of Williams College in four sets at the No. 5 spot and falling in her No. 6 matches versus Cornell and Penn 
  • Earned a win in her match at the No. 7 spot against Hamilton 
  • Notched one win in three matches during the road trip to New Haven, Conn. as she beat Sarah Caughey of Dartmouth and fell in matches versus Yale and Trinity 
  • Lost her two matches in New Jersey against Brown and Princeton 
  • Came away with a three-set win over Yijing Yu of Cal at the No. 4 position and then swept Cal’s Jennifer Ho in the next match at the No. 5 spot
2012-13 (Freshman)
  • Earned a 7-5 record 
  • Went 2-1 at the Howe Cup with victories against Brynn Daniels of Cornell and Sarah Beresford of Brown
  • Impressive in her first collegiate match, defeating Sugeiry Betances of Bates, 11-0, 11-2, 11-0 
  • Played as high as No. 6 in the order
High School
  • A 2012 graduate of Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill. 
  • Ranked top squash player in Illinois from 2010-12 
  • U.S. Squash Scholar Athlete Award (2009, 2010, 2012) 
  • Competed in High School Nationals in 2012 
  • Captained squash team in junior and senior seasons 
  • 2011 Cleveland Junior Gold champion
  • 2009-10 Midwestern Junior Squash Tour Champion 
  • Also competed for soccer and tennis
  • Placed first in tennis with doubles partner at the ISL individuals in 2009 
  • Helped lead her tennis team to the IMSA Championship
  • Born in Lake Forest, Ill. 
  • Daughter of Ed and Laura Gillette 
  • Has a younger sister, Julia 
  • Major is undeclared
  • Enjoys hiking and wakeboarding