Carroll senior Taylor Wilson reaches 1,000 point milestone in varsity girls basketball contest against Wood



Taylor Wilson, who collected her 1000th point last week in a game against Archbishop Wood, takes a shot in a Jan. 5 game against St. Hubert’s.

CyNaa Mitchell, Staff writer

Archbishop Carroll senior Taylor Wilson racked up 1000 points in her basketball career  in the East Gym last Friday when she sunk a three-point shot against Archbishop Wood .

“That doesn’t happen much,” Athletic Director Thomas Quintois said. “It happens so infrequently and when it does happen it fires up the whole school.”

Even though the Carroll lost to Wood, 34-20, the team still had something to cheer about as Wilson reached her milestone. 

“It has been a goal of mine and was very rewarding to accomplish it,” Wilson said. “Before the game I had no idea how many points I needed to get 1,000. The only thing I knew was that I was possibly going to get it. I was more focused on playing the game.”

Mr. Quintois said he has seen that focus in Wilson from the beginning.

“When she came in here, she had and has the look of a competitive athlete who is committed to her sport and her team,” he said.

Wilson said her accomplishment was enabled by the support of others.

“My teammates, coaches, and family are the main reason that I accomplished this goal,” she said. “They push me to work hard every day and are always so supportive of me. I couldn’t have done it without them.” 

After she finishes her high school basketball career, Wilson will play college ball for United States Military Academy West Point while she majors in computer programming. 

“I am definitely going to face challenges that I probably am not ready for and I will just have to figure it out as I go along, but my goal at West Point is to play,” Wilson said. “I think I can contribute a lot to the team and I am excited to start this journey. My time on the Carroll basketball team has prepared me well and my coaches have done such a great job at making sure I am ready.”

Mr. Quintois also noted the work of the girls basketball coaches here.

“It’s a culture and it was established years ago by Coach Creighton and still continues under the leadership of Coach Shields,” he said. “Our girls basketball program is loaded with kids and coaches with a common goal of being successful on and off the court.”