Student athlete profile - Caroline Owens

Caroline Owens


What's your mindset heading into your senior golf season?

It's a great team, so we're hoping to win state again. I just want to have a lot of fun with my friends and enjoy all the things that Hinsdale Central has to offer.

How has your game improved in the last four years?

I've gotten stronger by working out a lot more, so I'm able to hit the ball a lot further. My course management has also improved. I'm able to play a lot smarter than when I was a freshman.

What do you enjoy about playing for Central?

I always say that high school golf season is my favorite part of the year. Other times I'm practicing and playing by myself, but being part of a team and working together for something more, it makes it a lot less stressful.

Any pre-match routines?

I always take a few minutes to do a lot of deep breaths. I'm super nervous before a match. That helps calm me down and make sure I'm have the right mindset before I start.

How would your teammates describe you?

I think just having the right mix of competitiveness and hard work and wanting to do fun stuff. As team captain, I try to make sure we have that balance. I like being able to give underclassmen tips and make sure everyone gets along.

What's the coolest course you've played?

Pebble Beach. The views of the Pacific Ocean are just incredible.

What course tops your bucket list?

Probably Augusta National in Georgia. Hopefully one day I'll get a chance to play there.

Do you have any holes in one?


Post-Central plans?

I've committed to play at the University of Notre Dame.

Why does coach Nick Latorre enjoy having Owens on the squad?

Caroline has been a true stalwart for the girls golf program for the past four years. She embodies all of the things a coach wants in a leader and team member. She works exceptionally hard on her game, puts the team's needs above her own, is extremely coachable and is a tremendous role-model for everyone in our program as well as the entire student body.

- profile by Ken Knutson, photo by Jim Slonoff