Head Coach: Amy Erickson
Record at Carleton: 180–384 (16 seasons)
Career Record: same
Amy Erickson, the all-time winningest coach in Carleton College history, moves into her 17th season at the helm of the Knights’ program. She notched her 150th career victory in 2011 and entered this season with 180 wins, more than double the next closest total in program history.
She guided the Knights to double-digit win totals for ten consecutive seasons, a new program standard, and overall her teams have 11 double-digit win seasons, matching the entire program’s total from the 22 campaigns prior to her arrival. Under her leadership, Carleton posted the two highest win totals in school history (21 games in 2000 and 20 in 2002) and five of the top eight 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 St. Paul.
Assistant Coach Karen Crane
Karen Crane enters her second 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 in her second season on the Carleton staff. She played four years for the Knights, starting more than 100 games. A versatile defender, she saw time at six different defensive positions. She also serves as an admissions counselor at Carleton.
Assistant Coach Danielle Schmidt
A 2013 graduate of Wheaton College (Ill.), Danielle Schmidt joined the Carleton staff for the 2014 season after a successful playing career in which she appeared in 88 games for the Thunder, making 77 starts with a career 2.89 ERA and 463 strikeouts. She paced the staff in victories in each of her last three seasons and ranks second on the program’s leaderboard with 42 career victories. Schmidt was an All-CCIW second-team selection in 2011.