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Caroline Golden


Player profile

(Updated September 2021)
Mandeville, La.
high school

Career Accolades:

  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • 2019 Comfort Invitational All-Tournament Team

2021 - Senior Season at Florida State:

  • Strong performance at UCF with 21 digs.
  • Had three service aces vs. FGCU at the UCF Invitational.
  • Added seven digs along with three service aces at Notre Dame.
  • Led with 14 digs vs. NC State.
  • Golden tallied 13 digs vs. Miami.
  • Totaled 13 digs vs. Pittsburgh.

2020 – Senior Season (Florida State):

Accelerated her play in the spring 2021 after growing more comfortable at Libero…Led the Seminoles with 169 digs and 2.68 digs per set…Ranked third on the team with 59 assists and fourth with a .931 service percentage…Played in all 18 matches in 2020-21…Had strong performances vs. UCF (17 digs) and Notre Dame (17 digs)…Had seven matches with 10 or more digs…Became a reliable passer at a position that was relatively new to her…Averaged nearly 3.00 digs per set in the fall 2020, averaging 2.92…Totaled 35 digs in four fall matches as the libero…Recorded 14 digs in the fall opener at Georgia Tech…Added 11 assists in the fall.

2019 – Junior Season (Southeastern Louisiana):

Finished second on the team with 370 points…continued as a strong all-around presence, recording 313 kills (2.68/set) and 296 digs (2.53/set)…led Southeastern Louisiana for the second straight year with 42 service aces, doubling her team-best total from her sophomore year…had four matches where she recorded 20+ kills, including a career-high 22 vs. Nicholls State (Nov. 12)…posted 21 kills at McNeese State (Nov. 7)…recorded 20 kills vs. Coppin State (Sept. 21) and at Lamar (Nov. 9)…Had 14 matches with 10+ kills…posted five matches with double-doubles in kills and digs, most recently in her 22-kill, 11-dig effort vs. Nicholls State…Had a season-high 17 digs at Tulane (Sept. 3).

2018 – Sophomore Season (Southeastern Louisiana):

Finished second on the team with 190 kills (2.07 kills/set) as well as 231 digs (2.51 digs/set)…team-leading 21 service aces…had seven matches with double-digit kill totals, highlighted by a season-best 16 vs. Southern (Aug. 25)…recorded a season-high 21 digs vs. Houston Baptist (Nov. 3)…had 10 matches with 10+ digs.

2017 – Freshman Season (William Carey University):

AVCA NAIA All-Region Honors…Honored as the SSAC Freshman of the year…first-team all-conference performer…recorded 357 kills (2.98/set) and 39 aces (0.33/set) to lead the team…her 366 digs (3.05/set) were the second-most on the team.

High School/Club:

Had a tremendous senior season at Fontainebleau High School…recognized on the Times-Picayune’s All-Metro Team…led her high school squad with 618 kills and 74 aces…also had an impressive 408 digs…as a junior, she led Lakeshore High School to the Division II Regionals.


  • Parents: Steve and Patti Golden.
  • Major: Interdisciplinary Social Science.
  • Sibling: Brent Golden (brother) and Kimberly Golden (sister).
  • What National Day do you love to celebrate? Cinco De Mayo.
  • What current issue do you follow the most? The Coronavirus NCAA issues.
  • Outside of volleyball, what is a career aspiration you have? Make enough money to give back to the community.
  • What might be the single-most interesting thing about you? I’m double-jointed in both arms.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, what has life been like for you? Super relaxed and laid back.
  • If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be? Keeping up with Caroline (because I’m all over the place).
  • How has volleyball shaped your life? It has given me the opportunity to go to college and meet some of the most amazing people in my life.
  • What shows are you streaming/watching these days? Criminal Minds, Euphoria, and Queen of the South.
  • What are some of your favorite songs/artists? Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, and Future.
  • What does being a Seminole mean to you? It means everything. Holding myself to a higher standard to represent Florida State University.