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Rorman achieves major milestone

By Staff | Feb 24, 2019

Caitlin Rorman's teammates celebrate with the senior forward after she achieved the 2,000 point milestone.

It has been quite the month for Blue Earth Area basketball player Caitlin Rorman.

The senior forward signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Gustavus Adolphus College, received word she had been selected to play in the Minnesota State All Star Game and was named a KEYC prep athlete of the week.

But like they say on the infomercials, “Wait, there’s more.”

On Tuesday night, Feb. 19, in a game at New Richland, she scored the 2,000 point of her varsity basketball career. It was the same night the Buc’s victory gave head coach Al Cue his 200th career victory.

In obtaining the 2,000 point milestone, she joins Shannon (Schonrock) Swanson as the only other Blue Earth Area girls player to reach the 2,000 point plateau.

Signing her letter of intent for Gustavus. Rorman, in the middle, is pictured with, left to right, her father Duane, coach Armstrong, coach Cue and her mother Nancy.

“It was pretty unbelievable, I never thought I’d be able to achieve scoring 2,000 points,” Rorman says.

She was not alone in New Richland. Many family members and friends were on hand to help her celebrate.

“Our fans and my teammates have been so supportive,” notes Rorman. “Coach Cue and coach Armstrong have always been there to support me.”

In a show of good sportsmanship, the Panther fans also stood up to acknowledge Rorman’s accomplishment.

“The New Richland fans were great, they cheered and were gracious to pause the game for a little presentation,” Rorman explains.

Rorman’s teammates show their support for the senior forward. Rorman began her varsity career for the Buccaneers as an eighth grader.

Rorman says her father was the biggest influence for her along the way. He worked with me, helped me find opportunities to play and was supportive of my playing AAU ball. She was quick to point out her mother has also been behind her and cheering her on.

With the regular season over, Rorman says the goal now is to move forward in the playoffs.

“We always try and make it to the Taylor Center in Mankato,” she states. “The sub-section is tough this year so we have our work cut out for us.”