Carli Warden '05
Carli Warden, Class of 2005, is a proven winner. In her time as a student-athlete at Cape Henry Collegiate School, Carli won three TCIS Championships and one State Championship, and she won those titles with three different programs. Serving as an integral member of the field hockey, cheerleading, and soccer programs, Carli helped lead her teams to four straight years of championship titles.
Carli set the standard for how to play the right wing position in field hockey. Described as “tough, strong, and demanding” by Head Coach Kristen Wheeler, Carli had a tremendous career. Carli earned the Coach’s Award in 2003, was voted 1st Team All-TCIS in 2003 and 2004, was the team co-MVP in 2004, and was named 1st Team All-Tidewater in 2004, a distinction that placed her as one of the best field hockey players in all of Hampton Roads. Carli demanded the best from herself and from her teammates at all times, and the field hockey program reaped the benefits. The culminating point of that endeavor for Carli and the Dolphins was during the 2003 season, when she helped lead Cape Henry to its first-ever field hockey State Championship.
During the winter season, Carli took her enthusiasm for athletics and her athleticism to the cheerleading team, where she helped Cape Henry win its one and only TCIS Championship in 2005. Following her spirited winters, she traded pom-poms for cleats and hit the soccer field. Carli was a six-year varsity player and a four-year captain for a young soccer program that went on to win TCIS Championships in 2002 and 2004.
Carli earned the Female Athlete of the Year title in both her Eighth and Twelfth Grade years. With her high school career at a close, Carli channeled the strong work ethic she developed during her years of athletics and focused on her studies at Virginia Tech. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 and enrolled in dental school at New York University.