Head Coach: Amy Erickson
2016 marks the 19th season at the helm of the Knights’ program for Amy Erickson, the all-time winningest coach in Carleton College history. She picked up her 200th career victory in 2015 and now has more than double the next closest win total in program history. Under her leadership, Carleton recorded the first two 20-win seasons in school history and six of the top-nine victory totals.
Erickson was a four-year starter and two-time Academic All-American while she played catcher and third base at Moorhead State University (Minn.). She made three NAIA National Tournament appearances during her college career, receiving a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. After graduating in 1994, she coached high school softball and later served as an assistant coach at Michigan State University before coming to Carleton.
Erickson also serves as an assistant professor in Carleton’s physical education, athletics, and recreation department. She and her husband, Tom, and their children reside in Northfield.
Assistant Coach Karen Crane
Karen Crane enters her fourth season coaching for the Knights. She is an 2006 alum of the University of North Dakota, where she was a catcher and played first base. She graduated the school's career leader in walks (59) and ranked third on UND's career home run list (11). She served an assistant coach at Morrisville State College in New York from 2007-11, while coaching for Richfield Fastpitch in the summer.
Assistant Coach Rhemi Abrams-Fuller '08
Rhemi Abrams-Fuller is moving into her fifth season as an assistant coach for the Knights. A Carleton College alumna, she saw time at six different defensive positions during her stint as a player from 2004-2008. A 2009 NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, Abrams-Fuller went on to earn a Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College (Mass.). She returned to her alma mater in 2011 and also serves as an Assistant Dean of Admissions on campus.