Caroline Gibert ’24 Signs to Play Soccer at Emory University
Gibert said Hutchison prepared her to be able to thrive anywhere she goes, and she is excited to play the sport she loves at a prestigious university.
Though she’s a high schooler, Caroline Gibert ’24 has always had the demeanor and determination associated with a collegiate athlete. Soon she’ll become one, as Gibert signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Emory University after receiving a scholarship. The powerful defender said, “I decided to sign with Emory because I will able to play the sport I love and also be able to study at a prestigious university.”
“I feel like Hutchison has prepared me academically to be able to thrive anywhere I go,” Gibert added. “Hutchison athletics has supported me and helped me grow into a leader.” Her head coach Clint Browne agreed with Gibert’s self-assessment, describing her as “a very driven athlete with strong attributes that will transfer to college soccer.”
Browne said, “Caroline is consistent in her level of play and brings maturity and desire to practice daily. Coaches can’t get enough players like her.” In addition, while defensive players often don’t get the accolades of the attackers, Browne said that Gibert was fine being out of the spotlight. “She’s not driven by individual success. She leads by example,” Browne said. “And her teammates’ respect for her has been earned through her will and hunger to compete and to be great.”
Gibert has been one of the key players in a group that has steadily improved, year after year, culminating in state semifinal appearances in each of Gibert’s final two seasons. She formed a potent partnership with sophomore Caroline Gamble ’26, and their consistency as a pairing gave the Sting the foundation to build from as they competed this season.
Away from the pitch, Gibert was quick to credit Hutchison for helping her succeed. “My favorite part about Hutchison is the sense of community,” Gibert said. “I feel like everyone here wants to help and see people thrive.”
Browne added that he fully expects Gibert to succeed wherever she goes because of her mindset. He said, “Caroline is hungry to learn and to improve, and she’s receptive to new ideas and concepts. People like that tend to do very well in college and beyond.”
Wherever she ends up and whatever she does, Gibert knows that she’ll always have a place to call home in Hutchison School. She said, “My teachers have always been there for me, as have my teammates and classmates, and I know they always will be.”