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All Varsity Sports

  • Baseball

    Jeff Dsida

    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’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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 2013 All-Region Team.

  • Golf

    Ned Rohrbach

    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.

  • Soccer

    Branden McGarrity

    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.

  • 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.

  • Tennis

    Nelson Wolf

    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.

  • Track and Field

    Men's Track and Field action

    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.