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Triple Weinmans tear up the court

Triple Weinmans tear up the court

The three Weinman sisters, senior Carly, junior Catie and freshman Carie, are all on this year’s girls varsity basketball


According to Carly, they realized they would all be on the same team when head coach Steve Weissenstein had

Carie playing on the varsity summer league team with them. Catie and Carly were already suspected to play together

on the varsity team because of their year in school, but Carie was different. According to Weissenstein, he had realized,

watching Carie play in junior high, that there was a good chance she would play on varsity as a freshman.

This is Carie’s first year being able to play with her sisters competitively. According to Catie, she and Carly were on the

same team a few times through Park District because they are only one year apart. Before this year, the only time Carie

had been able to play on a team with her sisters was when they were growing and would play for fun. According to Carly,

when they were kids, they would play at the park often with their dad.

“We always tried to team up and get our dad because he would always get the rebound,” Carly said. “It was just really

fun playing at the park.”

According to Carie, she hasn’t really noticed being the youngest on the team because they have made her feel

welcome, and the whole team has been very supportive of her. Having two older sisters as role models on the team helps

with the transition as well. According to Carly, as sisters, they seem to push each other harder and give each other strong

advice to help one another improve.

“We all kinda play different positions,” Carly said. “We’ve been playing with each other for a while, so we know how

each other play,” Carly said.

All the sisters agree that having a sibling on the team is helpful to their playing. According to their mom, Heidi

Weinman, when they played as kids, they would pass the ball so cohesively. They never needed to talk because they

seemed to know the other sisters’ position.

Even now, according to senior teammate Riley Dahiya, they all play really well together. Being on the same team, they

all get along really well. They seem to know each others’ weaknesses and strengths.

“I don’t think there are any cons [of them playing together],” Heidi said. “They all are happy for each other.”

This year was their only chance to be on the same team in high school because Carly will be graduating this year.

According to Catie, it will be very different next year when Carly goes away for college. She thinks it will be different not

going to practice with Carly and not having her as a leader on the team.

“I’ve never not gone to practice with her especially since we’ve both been on varsity volleyball and basketball together,”

Catie said. “It’s going to be weird to not have a season [with her].”

The Weinmans and GBS next play Waukegan on Dec. 20.

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