UNC Women's Lacrosse Bio
43 Caylee Waters
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General – Two-time National Goalie of the Year ... A member of the 2015-16 U.S. National Team ... Participates in the Carolina Leadership Academy’s Rising Stars program ... ACC Honor Roll member.

Junior (2016) - Named the co-National Goalie of the Year with teammate Megan Ward by ILWomen ... Named to Inside Lacrosse’s All-ILWomen Team ... Picked up the win in the goal in relief of Megan Ward in the NCAA semifinal vs. Penn State and the NCAA second round win over Duke ... Entered the Penn State game after 8:13 of action in the first half with UNC trailing, 5-3, and held the Nittany Lions scoreless for the next 19 minutes ... Finished with eight saves, inluding one in the closing seconds of the first half to preserve a 7-6 halftime edge and one with under a minute left in the game to hold off the Nittany Lions ... Second-team All-ACC pick ... Tewaaraton Award Watch List (top 50) ... A UNC team captain for 2016 (along with Molly Hendrick, Kelly Devlin and Stephanie Lobb) ... Second-team Midseason All-America (Inside Lacrosse) ... Started the first 14 games of the 2016 season ... The youngest member of the U.S. National Team for 2016-17 (one of three undergraduates on the team) ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team. 

Sophomore (2015) - The 2015 National Goalie of the Year by the IWLCA, Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine ... Also named first-team All-America by the IWLCA, Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine  ... Named first-team All-ACC for the second year in a row ... Ranked fifth in the nation in save percentage (.496) and 12th in goals against average (7.84)  ... Led ACC starting goalies in save percentage ... Started all 22 games and went 16-3 on the year ... Played nearly 903 minutes in the cage ... Tied her career high on two occasions, making 13 saves in the regular season win at Notre Dame and the ACC Tournament semifinal win over the Fighting Irish ... Had five double-digit save games ... Named to the All-NCAA Tournament team ... Played the first half in the quarterfinal win over Penn State, allowing seven goals and making three saves ... Played very well in the NCAA second-round win over Florida, recording 10 saves and holding the Gators to six goals (tying their season low) ... ACC Defensive Player of the Week on Feb 10 after making 11 saves in a 17-11 win at No. 3 Florida ... Had a season-high four ground balls in the NCAA win over Florida ... Preseason second-team All-America by Inside Lacrosse.

Freshman (2014) - One of the nation's top goalies ... Named to Inside Lacrosse's 2014 All-Rookie Team ... Second-team All-South choice by the IWLCA ... Earned first-team All-ACC honors in the cage ... Ranked 12th in the nation (and second in the ACC behind teammate Megan Ward) in save percentage at .473 ... Was 27th nationally (and second in the ACC) in goal-against average at 8.61 ... Came off the bench and shared time with Ward in the cage for the first 11 games of the season ... Started the last nine games of the season ... Posted a 4-2 record in the cage for the year ... Made her first career start on March 31 at Northwestern,  making three saves and allowing seven goals in 60 minutes ... Also started on April 5 against Maryland, making three saves in 18:45 of action ... Made a career-high 13 saves and went the distance in a 12-9 loss at No. 3 Syracuse on April 12 ... Started and played the first half against Duke, allowing four goals and making five saves ... Picked up the win in the cage over Penn, playing the second half as UNC opened up a tie game and won 13-8 ... Made a season-high seven saves in the second half against Canisisius on Feb. 19 ... Saved six shots against Vanderbilt ... Started both NCAA Tournament games.

High School - Was named the Nike/US Lacrosse Northeast Region Player of the Year at Darien (Conn.) HS ... Also a US Lacrosse All-America ... Posted 289 saves and a save percentage of 69 percent as a senior ... A first-team all-state choice and the Connecticut Player of the Year ... A first-team MSG Tri-State choice ... Also played four years of soccer and was on the diving team as a freshman ... Was a marshall during her high school class' graduation and was part of the Darien Depot Board, Safe Rides and Challenge (a baseball program that works with special needs children).  

Personal - Caroline Lee Waters is the daughter of Cappy and Artie Waters ... From an Atlantic Coast Conference family, her mother was a diver at Clemson and her father was a diver at Virginia Tech ... Her uncle, Tommy Craig, was a diver at Carolina ... Majoring in media and journalism.

Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Darien, Conn.
High School: Darien
Major: Media and Journalism
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