King’s College, situated in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has a women’s Division III Sweet 16 game today at 5 p.m. in Amherst, Mass. Meanwhile, in Cancun, one of the school’s all-time leading scorers will be enjoying sun and whatever else college kids do on spring break in Cancun. Paige Carlin might have drained 1,000 career points at King’s, but she chose to leave the team after Saturday’s game and hit the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Sweet 16 with teammates vs. spring break? Who you got?
Our friends at the Citizen’s Voice have the details on how this situation unfolded.
Paige Carlin, a senior forward and the sixth man off the King’s bench, left for Cancun, Mexico for spring break on Sunday, a day after King’s posted a stunning 64-63 win over William Paterson to advance to the sectional tournament in Massachusetts. Her name has since been removed from the team roster.
King’s coach Brian Donoghue offered little insight on Carlin’s departure after Wednesday’s practice, saying his team is focusing only on what they’ve accomplished to this point and their match-up on Friday against Emmanuel College.
However, it has been learned that Donoghue, along with Carlin’s teammates, were not informed of Carlin’s decision until after the fact.
We’re talking about the 18th player in school history to score 1,000 points. How big of a deal was this in February? Just listen to the school’s broadcast team go crazy over her career achievement.
It’d be natural to figure that Paige was a great teammate and would never choose laying on a beach over playing one last game of college ball. Um, from the look of her Twitter account she was giving out signals before last Saturday’s game (March 3).
And a day before that.