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  • Basketball

    Emma Purfeerst

    The women’s basketball team has collected three MIAC regular-season titles and four MIAC Playoff titles over the last 18 years. The four straight MIAC post-season tourney titles marked the first time in conference history one program won four consecutive conference tournament titles in any sport. Michele Arima ’16 earned a spot on the All-MIAC team during the 2015-2016.

  • Cross Country

    Colette Celichowski

    The women’s cross country team has qualified for the NCAA Championships the last five seasons (2011-2015), 10 of the last 11 seasons, and 17 times overall. The team has also been nationally ranked each year from 2006-2015. For the third straight season, the Knights won the MIAC Championship in 2015. Ruth Steinke ’16, Emily Kaegi ’18, Sam Schnirring ’19, and Dorian Jaffe ’18 all earned All-MIAC honors during the 2015 season. Carleton has received the All-Academic Team Award every year since the program began in 1993.

  • Golf

    Ayumi Sakamoto

    The Knights play a split fall-spring schedule with their home course located at Willingers Golf Club. Carleton has posted four consecutive top-two finishes at the MIAC Championships and captured its first conference title in 2014, doing so in record-breaking fashion, and capped that campaign by tying for sixth at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Head Coach Eric Sieger earned MIAC co-coach of the year and WGCA Midwest region coach of the year honors in 2013-14, and repeated as solo conference coach of the year and regional coach of the year in 2014-15.

  • Soccer

    Bailey Ulbricht

    Carleton women’s soccer has averaged more than 11 wins per season spanning the last decade and including back-to-back MIAC regular-season crowns in 2010 and 2011. Ava Lewis was selected to the All-MIAC first team, and was named to the All-North Region team during the 2015 season.

  • Softball

    Michaela LaRose

    Head coach Amy Erickson is the school’s all-time winningest coach, and she ended the 2016 season with 213 wins, more than double the next closest total in program history. The Knights have posted double-digit victory totals in 22 of the last 30 seasons. Molly Steinberg ’18 and Anna Lauko ’19 were named to the MIAC All-Conference team during the 2016 season. Lauko also earned a place on the All-Midwest Region second team during her stellar rookie campaign.

  • Swimming and Diving

    Annie Doubleday

    Maria Wetzel ’17 made her second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships in 2016, continuing the Knights' trend of success at the national level. Since 1999, Carleton has had swimmers advance to the NCAA Championships in 16 of the last 18 seasons. Over that span, team members have won 9 national titles, turned in 27 All-America performances, and received All-America Honorable Mention 33 additional times. Over the last 18 seasons, Carleton captured three titles at the MIAC Championships (2000, 2001, and 2009) as well as eight second-place finishes in the team competition.

  • Tennis

    Claire Spencer

    The Carleton women’s tennis team has enjoyed a great deal of recent success, as the Knights have been regionally ranked every year since 2009 and earned national rankings from the ITA for the 2010-15 campaigns. Carleton has advanced to the NCAA Championships six times overall, including back-to-back-to-back trips from 2012-14. During the 2015-2016 campaign, Kayla Becich ’16, Danielle Vasiliev ’18, Caitlin Shea ’17, and Joyce Yu ’16 received All-Conference honors in the MIAC.

  • Track and Field

    Amelia Campbell

    The women's track and field program has witnessed 10 National Champions in 10 different events. Since 2000, the Knights have seen 33 All-America performances and turned in a total of 178 All-MIAC performances, including 75 MIAC event titles. Ruth Steinke ’16 garnered All-America recognition twice at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. She was the runner-up in the 5000-meter run and added a sixth-place result at the 3000-meter distance. Amelia Campbell ’16 became just the second Division III student-athlete to win the NCAA Championships pentathlon and heptathlon in the same year, doing so in record-breaking fashion for both events in 2014.

  • Volleyball

    Alicia Flatt

    Under head coach Heidi Jaynes, the team has enjoyed unparalleled success, qualifying for the MIAC Playoffs seven times and advancing to the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championships. Jaynes is a two-time MIAC Coach-of-the-Year and AVCA regional coach-of-the-year in 2004. She currently ranks first on Carleton's all-time win list with 249 victories. Led by All-America Honorable Mention selections Camille Benson ’16 and Lucy Stevens ’18, the Knights returned to the postseason in 2015.