Alumni Athletes: Caroline Salisbury Orlowski '09

Saint James School Alumni Athlete: Caroline Salisbury Orlowski '09

College Highlights:

  • Played NCAA Division I lacrosse at Cornell.
  • Caroline ended her Big Red career with 95 goals, 30 assists, and 125 total points. She was named IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team. She was also named to the All-Ivy Second Team and to the Ivy League’s All-Tournament team her junior and senior seasons. 
  • Graduated with a BS degree in Applied Economics and Management & Agricultural Sciences.

Caroline (Salisbury) Orlowski had a tremendous athletic career at Saint James, starring on the lacrosse, basketball, and soccer teams.  She finished her lacrosse career with 290 goals and 105 assists for 395 points. She registered 120 points as a senior (85 goals, 35 assists) after notching 119 points as a junior (74 goals, 45 assists). She was a two-time Herald-Mail Player of the Year, a two-time U.S. Lacrosse Scholastic All-American, and was one of the state’s top scorers all four varsity seasons.

Caroline was also a four-year starter in soccer and a three-year starter in basketball. On the hardwood, she was a two-time all-county pick at guard, averaging 11 points, nine rebounds and six steals a game as a junior. In soccer, Caroline was a two-year captain and team MVP. She was a two-time all-area pick, scoring 13 goals during her senior campaign as a midfielder.

“I loved playing three sports at Saint James because it kept me from getting bored at any one sport, and it made my body extremely versatile athletically,” she said. “I believe this versatility helped to prevent injury, demonstrated by the fact that I was fortunate enough to not miss a day of practice for an injury throughout high school and college.”

Caroline learned to thrive on a busy schedule. As a day student, she would leave home at 7:00 am and return at 7:00 pm, with homework still in front of her.  Though she was constantly busy, she learned she was always able to get everything done.

“This definitely helped prepare me for my busy college schedule with a double major, a D1 sport, a fraternity, and a number of other activities,” said Caroline. “While many of my classmates were surprised by the amount of homework in college, I actually think I did less schoolwork in college than at Saint James.” 

Caroline continued her education and athletic career at Cornell University, playing NCAA Division 1 lacrosse for the Big Red.  She had a stellar college career, served as a captain her senior season, and graduated Cum Laude with a B.S degree in Applied Economics and Management & Agricultural Sciences.  

Caroline worked at Oak River Farms in Louisiana for four years, where she oversaw the crop operations, personnel, precision agriculture, agronomy, marketing, purchasing, budgeting, and logistics.  She is now an Asset Manager at Cottonwood Ag Management in Seattle, Washington.