About the Program
The women's golf team was elevated to varsity status starting in 1998-99, making it one of the youngest varsity teams at Carleton.
Current head coach Eric Sieger took over the program prior to the 2001-02 season and has led the Knights to significant improvements during his tenure. The Knights improved their MIAC Championships finishes and team stroke average each of his first four seasons and has been nationally ranked in the top 25 the last four seasons. The Knights posted their best finish at the MIAC Championships in 2008, finishing third behind two teams ranked in the nation's top five. This past season (2009-10) the Knights posted their best single-season stroke average and have now posted the four lowest season averages over last four years..
Kassie Wells '07 and Katrina Wood '09 earned the program's first all-conference honors at the 2006 MIAC Championships. Wells earned all-region honors in 2005-06 and in 2006-07 and qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championships. She also earned a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Wood earned all-region honors in 2007-08, qualified for the 2008 NCAA Championships and earned All-MIAC honors in 2008, along with Laura Knutson '11, as the duo tied for second at the conference championships. Knutson earned All-MIAC honors in 2009 as well.
The program has also become known blending academic successes with golfing success. Carleton is one of only three programs nationally to earned the National Golf Coaches Association's (NGCA) Team Scholar Award the first three seasons of the award's existence, posting the third-best team grade point average in the nation during the 2006-07 season. The Knights have had 20 NGCA All-Scholar players in the past eight seasons.
The Knights utilize Northfield Golf Club as their home course, which is located mere blocks from the Carleton campus.