Courtesy of Wesleyan Sports Information
Caroline Sgaglione, a captain and three-time All-American, played a significant role in building Wesleyan women’s lacrosse into a national contender.
Joining the program as a rookie in 2016, the Cardinals were coming off eight straight losing seasons and were 4-54 in the NESCAC during that span. The team finished 5-9 overall and 2-8 in the conference in 2016, but went 40-17 overall and 21-9 in league play the last three seasons while qualifying for the NCAA Tournament each year. Prior to the 2016 season, Wesleyan had never reached the national postseason and by 2019, her senior year, the Cardinals had advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
In addition to being a leader on the field and the most decorated athlete in program history, Sgaglione also excelled outside of lacrosse. A double major in government and environmental studies, she made the Dean’s List in her final semester as an undergrad and was named to the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team all three years (first-year students are not eligible).
Sgaglione was a teacher’s assistant for the Intro to International Politics course during the fall of 2018 and was a senior member of the Government Majors Committee. She worked as a barista at the Pi Café on campus and as a cashier at the campus grocery store. Sgaglione also volunteered with the student-run food co-op program as a produce distributor, and she volunteered with a food justice activist distributing food to the community and organizing community garden programs. She was also the Team IMPACT leader this past year.
This summer, Sgaglione will be moving to Washington D.C. to work as an Environmental Policy Analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton.