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All Varsity Sports

  • Baseball

    David Stillerman

    The first athletic team at Carleton, dating back to 1887, the Knights continue to enjoy success in the present day. A breakout season by Hayden Tsutsui ’16 garnered him a spot on the All-MIAC team and recognition as D3baseball.com’s National Rookie-of-the-Year in 2013. On separate occasions, three Knights were named to the National Team-of-the-Week, including pitcher Kevin Johnson ’14, who was named to the 2013 MIAC All-Defensive Team. The Knights have four conference titles to their credit.

  • Men's Basketball

    Shane McSparron

    The Knights have made 20 all-time appearances in the MIAC Playoffs, including 11 trips to the postseason over the last 12 years. Scott Theisen ’13 and Tom Sawatzke ’13 earned All-MIAC honors for the 2012-13 campaign, and Theisen was also named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region First Team. Head coach Guy Kalland is the all-time wins leader in Carleton history, as he tallied his 400th win in the 2012-13 season. In 2010, the Knights won their first MIAC Playoff title and advanced to the NCAA tournament, where the Knights fell to the eventual national champion by one point.

  • Women's Basketball

    Emma Purfeerst

    The women’s basketball team has collected three MIAC regular-season titles and four MIAC Playoff titles over the last 15 years. The four straight MIAC post-season tourney titles marked the first time in conference history one program won four consecutive conference tournament titles in any sport. The squad has seen four All-Americans and one national player of the year. Last season Skylar Tsutsui ’15 earned All- MIAC honors for the second straight year.

  • Men's Cross Country

    Marcus Huderle

    The men’s cross team placed six runners in the top 50 at the 2012 MIAC Championships, including Marcus Huderle ’14, who earned his second straight All-MIAC distinction, and Bobby Davis ’13 and Guthrie Cunningham ’14, who received All-MIAC Honorable Mention. The Knights have won 23 conference crowns and one national team title. Carleton runners have earned 21 All-America citations, paced by four-time honoree Dale Kramer '78, who also captured two individual national titles.

  • Women's Cross Country

    Colette Celichowski

    The Knights have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships eight times over the last decade, placing 17th at the 2012 national meet. Ruth Steinke ’16, Shira Kaufman ’16, and Sally Donovan ’16 earned All-Region distinction for the 2012 season. The three rookies along with Colette Celichowski ’15 also earned All-MIAC honors and lead the Knights to a third-place finish at the 2012 MIAC Championships. The squad has captured four MIAC crowns over the last nine seasons, and team history includes a pair of individual national champions. Carleton has received the All-Academic Team Award every year since the program began in 1993.

  • Football

    Brian Frett, Eric Wittenburg

    Carleton is the highest-ranked school in America that offers a full 10-game schedule and is eligible for the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. The Knights have 57 winning seasons and more than 450 victories in the history of the program. Recent Knight players have received All-Conference, All-Region, All-American, and other national accolades for their excellence on and off the field. Tight end Brian Frett '14 was tabbed to the D3football.com 2013 All-Region Team.

  • Men's Golf

    Jorde Ranum

    Men's golf has one of the longest and most storied histories of any athletic program at Carleton. The squad sports the Knights’ first individual national champion in Wally Ulrich '47, who captured that national title against Division I competition. The team won 12 Midwest Conference titles before moving to the MIAC in 1983.

  • Women's Golf

    Kelsey Moede

    Nationally ranked the last five seasons, the Knights posted their best finish at the MIAC Championships in 2012, placing second and setting a new 18-hole team record with a second-round 315. They also broke the 54-hole school scoring mark, posting a 977, shooting a school record for the 54-hole event. The Knights have posted the five lowest season stroke averages in program history over the past five years. They play a split fall-spring schedule with their home course located at Willingers Golf Club. Kelsey Moede ’15 and Taylor Wells ’15 were selected to the All-Region squad for 2012-13.

  • Men's Soccer

    Neil Bartholomay

    Winners of five MIAC regular-season titles over the last six seasons (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012), the Knights have posted 12 winning seasons in the past 13 years while playing in one of the most competitive men's soccer conferences in the country. The Knights made NCAA Championships appearances in 2008 and 2012. Branden McGarrity '16 and defender Neil Bartholomay '14 were named All-Americans for their performances during the 2012 season, while head coach Bob Carlson was named MIAC Coach-of-the-Year. Carleton owns a 46-8-6 record (.767) in conference games over the last five seasons. The squad has also received 16 straight team academic awards, and its 2011-2012 GPA was eighth among Division III NCAA men's soccer programs.

  • Women's Soccer

    Bailey Ulbricht

    The Carleton women's soccer team won back-to-back MIAC regular-season crowns in 2010 and 2011 and claimed the conference playoff title in 2008 and 2009 en route to three consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships from 2008-10. In 2011 the squad earned the highest national ranking in program history at No. 11. The squad has also won 12 straight team academic awards and its 2011-2012 GPA was third among NCAA Division III programs.

  • Softball

    Michaela LaRose

    The 2013 campaign saw the Knights equal their highest win total over the last nine seasons and participate in the MIAC Playoffs for the first time. Three members of the squad earned All-MIAC honors. Jenny Ramey ’14 picked up her third all-conference award in as many years, and Keelin Davis ’16 and Kelsey Parsons ’13 received All-MIAC honorable mention. Davis had a standout rookie season, as she was selected to the 2013 MIAC Playoffs All-Tournament team and earned MIAC Pitcher-of-the-Week recognition.

  • Men's Swimming and Diving

    Eli Danson

    Erik Klontz ’13, the 2013 MIAC Swimmer of the Year, turned in a trio of All-America swims during his career and added two additional All-America Honorable Mention performances. He was the national runner-up in the 50-freestyle and placed seventh in the 100-freestyle at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Klontz and teammates, Mamoru Kanazawa ’13, Stephen Grinich ’16, and George McAneny ’16, also earned All-America Honorable Mention in the 200-free relay. Since 1995 the Knights have produced 127 all-conference performances, 36 individual conference titles, 15 All-Americans, 15 Honorable Mention All-Americans and have placed in fourth or better in the MIAC Championships 15 times, highlighted by a third-place finish in 2013.

  • Women's Swimming and Diving

    Annie Doubleday

    Sophie Pilhofer ’13 is the most recent member of the squad to earn All-America honors. She placed third in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2013 NCAA Championships and also swam the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the national meet. Over the last 15 seasons, Carleton captured three titles at the MIAC Championships (2000, 2001, and 2009) as well as eight second-place finishes in the team competition. Seven of the last 12 MIAC Swimmers-of-the-Year have competed for the Knights. Since 1995 the Knights have produced 197 individual All-MIAC performances, 73 All-MIAC relay performances, 85 individual conference titles, 29 All-America performances, and 29 All-America Honorable Mention swims.

  • Men's Tennis

    Richard Yeker

    The Carleton men’s tennis team had another stellar season in 2013, as the squad made a trip to the MIAC Playoff finals for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. The Knights are one of the strongest programs in the MIAC, finishing among the top two in the standings each season since 2003. Carleton was ranked among the top 10 teams in the region for the ninth consecutive year. Four members of the squad earned All-MIAC honors for the 2013 season. Carleton has made three NCAA Championships appearances. The team has also enjoyed success in the classroom, annually being named an ITA All-Academic Team.

  • Women's Tennis

    Bridget Doyle

    The Carleton women’s tennis team successfully defended its MIAC Playoff title in 2013 and earned a return trip to the NCAA Championships, the Knights’ fifth trip overall to the national tournament. The Knights advanced to the regional semifinals, helping Carleton finish the season No. 29 in the country, the fourth consecutive year that the Knights were nationally ranked. Bridget Doyle ’13 and Mikayla Becich ’16 earned All-America honors and six team members picked up all-conference distinction. Capping off a great season, the Knights were also the recipients of the ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award for the month of May. The Knights have also been named an ITA All-Academic Team every year since the award began.

  • Men's Track and Field

    Noah Laack-Veeder

    Four Knights earned All-MIAC honors during the 2012-13 indoor and outdoor season, and 17 other members of the squad earned All-MIAC Honorable Mention. Marcus Huderle ’14 has won the individual title in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 2012 and again in 2013. He finished 12th in the event at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The men's track and field squad has been one of the most successful programs at Carleton, sporting three individual national titles and a total of 52 All-America performances of the last 40 years. The Knights produced four All-Americans over the last decade with the group responsible for several MIAC titles.

  • Women's Track and Field

    Amelia Campbell

    During the 2012-13 indoor and outdoor seasons, 11 Knights earned All-MIAC honors, including two individual titles. In the past 17 years, head coach Donna Ricks has guided the Knights to strong MIAC finishes as she’s coached three national champions. Five Carleton athletes have earned a total of 17 All-American honors over the past 11 seasons, with Kelly Lovett '11 collecting three All-America citations and Simone Childs-Walker '12 accumulating 10 more on the track. Lovett turned in the program's seventh national-title performance, winning the crown for the javelin in 2011.

  • Volleyball

    Alicia Flatt

    Led by All-Region pick Jessa Youso '13 and All-MIAC honoree Sarah Nielsen '13, the Knights advanced to the 2012 conference semifinals where they lost a five-set thriller to the eventual national champions. Under head coach Heidi Jaynes, the team has enjoyed unparalleled success, qualifying for the MIAC Playoffs six times and advancing to the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championships. The squad finished in the top four of the conference standings each season from 2003-07 and won the 2004 regular-season title.