Christopher Carey II '00
Three-Sport Athlete Set Multiple Records in Football Described by his coaches as “a fierce competitor,” Chris Carey earned nine varsity letters in football, wrestling, and lacrosse. A football co-captain and two-time MVP, Chris holds season records of 17 touchdowns (1999), 109 tackles (1999), and 201 carries (1998), and 1,561 yards (1998). He also holds Pingry career records of 537 carries, 3,787 yards, and 40 touchdowns. He helped lead Pingry to a combined 15-6 record in his junior and senior years, and the 1998 team won the conference championship. The New Jersey Football Coaches Association selected Chris for the Top 100 All State Team (1999). He was also named All Conference and All County 1st Team Offense (1998 and 1999), All Area 1st Team Defense (1999), All Area 2nd Team Offense (1998), and All Conference 1st Team Defense (1997). As lacrosse captain his senior year, he led the team to an 11-7 record and the Waterman Division tri-championship. He was named All State 2nd Team Defense his junior and senior years and received the Richard C. Weiler Lacrosse Award. Chris also made history at Columbia University. A three-year starter at middle linebacker, he finished his career with 220 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, five sacks, and All-American and All-Ivy Honorable Mentions. He recorded 102 tackles his sophomore year, the most at Columbia and the third highest in the Ivy League that season. HIs exceptional talents led him to be named the football team’s captain in his junior and senior years---only the second junior captain in the team’s 75-year history.