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All Varsity Sports

  • Baseball

    Griffin Bolte

    The first athletic team at Carleton, dating back to 1887, the Knights continue to enjoy success in the present day. Austin Heuer earned All-MIAC recognition for his play during the 2017 season. Head coach Aaron Rushing is Carleton’s all time leader in wins with 177 victories.

  • Basketball

    Kent Hanson

    TThe men's basketball team has qualified for the MIAC Playoffs 16 times in the last 21 seasons and captured the program’s first conference title in 40 seasons in 2005-06. The Knights won 14 consecutive games during the 2016-2017 season and qualified for the MIAC Playoffs. Kevin Grow '18 and Kent Hanson '20 were named All-MIAC performers for the Knights during the 2016-2017 season.

  • Cross Country

    Donson Cook-Gallardo

    The men’s cross country team placed two runners in the top 50 at the 2015 NCAA Championships. The Knights placed fifth at the 2016 MIAC Championships. The Knights have won 23 conference crowns and one national team title. Carleton runners have earned 21 All-America citations.

  • Football

    Spencer Francis

    The Knights have 57 winning seasons and more than 450 victories in the history of the program. The Knights had seven players recognized as All-MIAC performers during the 2016 season.

  • Golf

    Aaron Sparby

    Men's Golf has one of the longest and most storied histories of any athletic program at Carleton. Men's Golf sports the Knights’ first individual national champion in Wally Ulrich '47, who captured the 1943 national title playing against mostly Division I competition. The team won 12 Midwest Conference titles before moving to the MIAC in 1983.

  • Soccer

    Trevor Freeland

    The Knights have posted 16 winning seasons in the past 17 years while playing in one of the most competitive men's soccer conferences in the country. The Knights made NCAA Championships appearances in 2008, 2012, and 2013. Carleton owns a 72-17-12 record (.809) in conference games in the last nine seasons.

  • Swimming and Diving

    Evan Harris

    Since 1995 the Knights have produced 149 all-conference performances, 41 individual conference titles, 17 All-Americans, 16 Honorable Mention All-Americans and have placed in fourth or better in the MIAC Championships 16 times, highlighted by third-place finishes in 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

  • Tennis

    Kevin Mei

    The Knights set a team record having seven members of the squad earning All-MIAC honors during the 2017 season. Head Coach Stephan Zweifel, is a five-time MIAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004,2008, and 2017), and has guided the Knights to two of the three NCAA Championship appearances in school history (2004 and 2010).

  • Track and Field

    Jerry Cook-Gallardo

    The men's track and field squad has been one of the most successful programs at Carleton, sporting three individual national titles. Since 2004, the Knights have seen 11 All-America performances and a total of 99 All-MIAC performances. The Knights produced 34 MIAC event titles over that same span. Most recently, Jerry Cook-Gallardo ’18 won the 1000-meter runs at the 2015, 2016, and 2017 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships.