Carie Crandall '79
Carie Crandall '79
When Carie Crandall arrived at RLS as a junior, the school had just begun admitting female day students. The tennis team at the time was informal and open to all players of interest. Carie quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with and a trailblazer for all Pirates to follow. She played in Australia under the tutelage of the Davis Cup coach, and was a member of the “A” team at the Ascham School in Sydney, Australia. For both years at RLS, Carie played varsity and advanced to regional play, earning several team awards.
Carie has been with Charles Schwab as a senior marketing manager for more than a decade, and worked at the New York Stock Exchange for more than 11 years as managing director for18 western states. She has earned numerous awards throughout her career, including the NYSE - Smithsonian Award for Business Continuation following the events of September 11, 2001, and recognition for outstanding performance by NYSE senior management.
Carie was named an RLS Outstanding Alumna in 1999.
I moved over to Stevenson my junior year. Quite a stark difference between Salinas High and RLS, the school in the forest. With the help of Jim Scott, I immediately felt right at home. I felt very lucky to be attending Stevenson.
Along with my academic studies I enjoyed my time up at the tennis courts, and playing with my teammates. During the season we weekly had local and regional play. RLS was just beginning to admit young ladies thus the tennis teams (and other athletic teams) were just starting to take form.
Kate Flavin ’80, in particular, was a consistent teammate. Something fun--if we won we would have ice cream...Luckily we had a lot of time on the courts to wear off the ice cream!
I am honored to be included in the Stevenson Athletics Hall of Fame. A gift accepted for the young ladies of Stevenson. May they enjoy Stevenson as much as I have.