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  • Baseball

    David Stillerman

    The first athletic team at Carleton, dating back to 1887, the Knights continue to enjoy success in the present day. Hayden Tsutsui ’16 finished a stellar career for the Knights in 2016, as he was named to the all region team for the fourth consecutive year. 2016 also saw Griffin Bolte ’18 and Jack Violetta ’16 join Tsutsui on the All-Conference team in the MIAC. Head coach Aaron Rushing is Carleton’s all time leader in wins with 168 victories. The Knights have four conference titles to their credit.

  • Basketball

    Shane McSparron

    The Knights have made 20 all-time appearances in the MIAC Playoffs, including 11 trips to the postseason over the last 15 years. Kevin Grow ’18 was selected to the All-West Region Third team during the 2015-2016 season. Grow, along with Tianen Chen ’17 were named All-Conference in the MIAC. Head coach Guy Kalland is the all-time wins leader in Carleton history, as he tallied his 441st victory during the 2015-2016 season.

  • Cross Country

    Marcus Huderle

    The men’s cross country team placed two runners in the top 50 at the 2015 NCAA Championships; including Jonah Berry ’16, and Hart Hornor ’16 who earned his second straight All-American award. The Knights placed third at the 2015 MIAC Championships. The Knights have won 23 conference crowns and one national team title. Carleton runners have earned 21 All-America citations, paced by four-time honoree Dale Kramer '78, who also captured two individual national titles.

  • Football

    Brian Frett, Eric Wittenburg

    Carleton is the highest-ranked school in America that offers a full 10-game schedule and is eligible for the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. The Knights have 57 winning seasons and more than 450 victories in the history of the program. Pete Boerma ’17 earned a spot on the All-MIAC First Team Defense during the 2015 season, four other Knights received All-Conference Honorable mention during the 2015 season.

  • Golf

    Jorde Ranum

    Men's Golf has one of the longest and most storied histories of any athletic program at Carleton. First year of competition was 1933 in dual with University of Minnesota, and the squad 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

    Neil Bartholomay

    Winners of five MIAC regular-season titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012) and a postseason title in 2013, the Knights have posted 15 winning seasons in the past 16 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 66-14-10 record (.789) in conference games in the last nine seasons. Branden McGarrity ’16 was named MIAC Player of the Year, and All-Region for the fourth straight year during the 2015 season.

  • Swimming and Diving

    Evan Harris

    Since 1995 the Knights have produced 148 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

    Richard Yeker

    The 2016 season marked the second straight runner up finish for the Knights in the MIAC playoffs. The Knights also tied their team record having six members of the squad earning All-MIAC honors. Head Coach Stephan Zweifel, is a four-time MIAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008), and has guided the Knights to two of the three NCAA Championship appearances in school history (2004 and 2010).

  • Track and Field

    Noah Laack-Veeder

    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 9 All-America performances and a total of 93 All-MIAC performances. The Knights produced 31 MIAC event titles over that same span. Most recently, Jerry Cook-Gallardo ’18 won the 800- and 1000-meter runs at the 2015 and 2016 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Hart Hornor ’16 earned All-America recognition at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships in both the 5000 and 10,000-meter runs.