[Team Huddle, softball action]
[Amy Erickson, softball action]Head Coach: Amy Erickson
Record at Carleton: 166–365 (15 seasons)
Career Record: same
Amy Erickson, the all-time winningest coach in Carleton College history, moves into her 16th season at the helm of the Knights’ program. She notched her 150th career victory in 2011 and entered this season with 166 wins, more than double next closest total in program history.
She guided the Knights to double-digit win totals for nine consecutive seasons, a new program standard, and overall her teams have 10 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 Carleton’s assistant volleyball coach and is an assistant professor in Carleton’s physical education, athletics, and recreation department. She and her husband, Tom, reside in St. Paul.
[Caitlyn Cornell softball headshot]Assistant Coach Caitlyn Cornell '06
A two-time All-MIAC honorable mention performer for the Knights during her playing days, Caitlyn Cornell ’06 starts her second season coaching for Carleton. She owned a career 3.10 ERA with 379 strikeouts in 374.1 innings and a .244 opponents’ batting average, tops in team history. Her 15-strikeout performance against Concordia in 2005 stands as the highest recorded single-game total in program annals.
[Karen Crane, Softball headshot]Assistant Coach Karen Crane
Karen Crane begins her first 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, softball headshot]
Rhemi Abrams-Fuller is in her first 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.