The Bishop Dwenger Saints found a modicum of success last year despite having just one senior. Now, with a new coach as well, the multitude of returning players has the team in a. good position in the SAC. One of the four returners for their senior seasons will be Carissa Wiegman, who appeared in all 21 games for Bishop Dwenger last season.
Wiegman appeared in the second most amount of minutes as a junior, an important piece of a heavy rotation of players. She was the team’s second leading scorer at 6.7 points per game and was also second in rebound at 4.9 points per game. She had her breakout game to open 2019 in a win over Carroll just days after losing to the Chargers in the SAC Holiday Tournament. In that game, Wiegman hit 10-of-14 shots, scored 20 points and added nine rebounds, three blocks and a pair of steals.
While she never matched that Carroll game again, it showed great promise to what Wiegman could do on the interior against often undersized opposing defenders. She can work strong with her back to the basket or floating out into the midrange. As a rebounder, she is tough to work around. She had eight or nine rebounds four times last season and posted a season best 13 against North Side.
“Carissa is also very experienced and is very valuable in that she can play and score both inside and outside. We especially look for her to be a physical presence for us inside. She will be one of the top post players in the area this year,” says new Bishop Dwenger coach Steve Wiktorowski.