Whitewater High School sophomore Kacie Carollo drives to the basket during a game in December. (Bob Mischka photo)

Kacie Carollo has learned the game from her parents, who coach at UW-Whitewater

By Daniel Schoettler

Sports Correspondent

Some kids experience youth sports with their parents as coaches. Kacie Carollo grew up around a college basketball program that her parents have led to three Final Fours during their tenure.

“Definitely, my expectations are really high when it comes to basketball,” Kacie said. “I was told to work hard and really focus, but eventually as I got older my parents let me decide if I wanted to play basketball. They just help me when I need it.”

Her mom, Keri, has been the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The latter has led Warhawks teams to three Final Four appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2013, as well as 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 11 years.

Her father, Joe, was an assistant under Pat Miller with the UW-W men’s program before becoming an assistant under his wife in 2007.

Keri said that Kacie has benefited from being around her program.

“Having that exposure at a young age, being around college athletes and under-standing how much time and effort you have to put into something you are passionate about,” Keri said…

Read the rest of the story in the Feb. 14 Whitewater Register.



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