Caroline passed away this past May from leukemia.
Caroline was instrumental in leading Jacksonville High School to two state championships. Caroline was named All-County 2008-2009, and All-State. Her outstanding play led to a scholarship to the University of North Alabama. She later transferred to Samford University.
After this year’s seniors were honored at last Tuesday’s game, the fans and players attention were directed to a drape on the wall. The drape was removed to unveil the plaque honoring Caroline with the No.5 jersey. Currently, her younger sister Katie, a senior volleyball player at JHS, wears No.5 but at the end of the season the number will be retired.
This is the first time in the history of JHS volleyball that a number has been retired.