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Varsity Women's Soccer

Carleton women’s soccer won back-to-back MIAC regular-season crowns in 2010 and 2011. The Knights made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships from 2008-10. On the final day of 2011 regular-season, Carleton defeated rival St. Olaf by a 3-0 score to secure a share of the MIAC title with an 8-2-1 conference record. The Knights concluded the year 11-6-2, their sixth consecutive season with double-digit victories. The Knights were ranked No. 11 in the NSCAA, the highest ranking in program history. In 2010 the Knights finished the regular season 9-1-1 in the MIAC, winning their first regular-season title since 1982. Carleton was ranked No. 15 in the NSCAA final regular-season poll and won its NCAA Tournament opening-round matchup against No. 18 Augustana (SD) College, 2-1 in overtime, and finished the campaign with 15 wins—the second-highest total in school history. Senior defender Leigh-Anne Borkowski highlighted the honors by being named a first team All-American as well as a first team All-MIAC selection. Junior forward Niki Tomita was named the 2010 MIAC Player-of-the-Year, as well as a member of the NSCAA All-North Region team. Junior midfielder Abby Wills was named a second-team Scholar All-American, first-team Scholar All-North Region, All-Region first team, and first team All-MIAC. Junior midfielder Lily VanderStaay was named to the Scholar All-North Region second team, All-Region third team and All-MIAC honorable mention. The Knights had six players selected to NSCAA All-North Region team, tied for most of any college in the nation. The 2009 campaign saw an injury-plagued Carleton squad return to the NCAA tourney after becoming the first team ever to win the MIAC playoff championship as the No. 4 seed. The Knights (10-6-5 overall) bested nationally seventh-ranked Concordia on penalty kicks, then dominated Macalaster College, 3-0, in the conference tourney final. Tomita topped the year's individual accomplishments, earning All-MIAC and third team All-Region honors. Carleton made a successful debut in the NCAA Championships in 2008, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals (“Elite 8”), marking the first time in school history for any Carleton team to advance that far in a national tournament. With 18 wins, a first-time conference tournament championship, and a national ranking (No. 21), the team set new program records

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