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All Varsity Sports

  • Basketball

    Skylar Tsutsui

    The women’s basketball team has collected three MIAC regular-season titles and four MIAC Playoff titles over the last 15 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. The squad has seen four All-Americans and one national player of the year. Last season Skylar Tsutsui ’15 earned All- MIAC honors for the second straight year.

  • Cross Country

    Colette Celichowski

    The Knights have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships eight times over the last decade, placing 17th at the 2012 national meet. Ruth Steinke ’16, Shira Kaufman ’16, and Sally Donovan ’16 earned All-Region distinction for the 2012 season. The three rookies along with Colette Celichowski ’15 also earned All-MIAC honors and lead the Knights to a third-place finish at the 2012 MIAC Championships. The squad has captured four MIAC crowns over the last nine seasons, and team history includes a pair of individual national champions. Carleton has received the All-Academic Team Award every year since the program began in 1993.

  • Golf

    Ayumi Sakamoto

    Nationally ranked the last five seasons, the Knights posted their best finish at the MIAC Championships in 2012, placing second and setting a new 18-hole team record with a second-round 315. They also broke the 54-hole school scoring mark, posting a 977, shooting a school record for the 54-hole event. The Knights have posted the five lowest season stroke averages in program history over the past five years. They play a split fall-spring schedule with their home course located at Willingers Golf Club. Kelsey Moede ’15 and Taylor Wells ’15 were selected to the All-Region squad for 2012-13.

  • Soccer

    Bailey Ulbricht

    The Carleton women's soccer team won back-to-back MIAC regular-season crowns in 2010 and 2011 and claimed the conference playoff title in 2008 and 2009 en route to three consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships from 2008-10. In 2011 the squad earned the highest national ranking in program history at No. 11. The squad has also won 12 straight team academic awards and its 2011-2012 GPA was third among NCAA Division III programs.

  • Softball

    Michaela LaRose

    The 2013 campaign saw the Knights equal their highest win total over the last nine seasons and participate in the MIAC Playoffs for the first time. Three members of the squad earned All-MIAC honors. Jenny Ramey ’14 picked up her third all-conference award in as many years, and Keelin Davis ’16 and Kelsey Parsons ’13 received All-MIAC honorable mention. Davis had a standout rookie season, as she was selected to the 2013 MIAC Playoffs All-Tournament team and earned MIAC Pitcher-of-the-Week recognition.

  • Swimming and Diving

    Annie Doubleday

    Sophie Pilhofer ’13 is the most recent member of the squad to earn All-America honors. She placed third in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2013 NCAA Championships and also swam the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the national meet. Over the last 15 seasons, Carleton captured three titles at the MIAC Championships (2000, 2001, and 2009) as well as eight second-place finishes in the team competition. Seven of the last 12 MIAC Swimmers-of-the-Year have competed for the Knights. Since 1995 the Knights have produced 197 individual All-MIAC performances, 73 All-MIAC relay performances, 85 individual conference titles, 29 All-America performances, and 29 All-America Honorable Mention swims.

  • Tennis

    Bridget Doyle

    The Carleton women’s tennis team successfully defended its MIAC Playoff title in 2013 and earned a return trip to the NCAA Championships, the Knights’ fifth trip overall to the national tournament. The Knights advanced to the regional semifinals, helping Carleton finish the season No. 29 in the country, the fourth consecutive year that the Knights were nationally ranked. Bridget Doyle ’13 and Mikayla Becich ’16 earned All-America honors and six team members picked up all-conference distinction. Capping off a great season, the Knights were also the recipients of the ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award for the month of May. The Knights have also been named an ITA All-Academic Team every year since the award began.

  • Track and Field

    Kao Sutton

    During the 2012-13 indoor and outdoor seasons, 11 Knights earned All-MIAC honors, including two individual titles. In the past 17 years, head coach Donna Ricks has guided the Knights to strong MIAC finishes as she’s coached three national champions. Five Carleton athletes have earned a total of 17 All-American honors over the past 11 seasons, with Kelly Lovett '11 collecting three All-America citations and Simone Childs-Walker '12 accumulating 10 more on the track. Lovett turned in the program's seventh national-title performance, winning the crown for the javelin in 2011.

  • Volleyball

    Camille Benson

    Led by All-Region pick Jessa Youso '13 and All-MIAC honoree Sarah Nielsen '13, the Knights advanced to the 2012 conference semifinals where they lost a five-set thriller to the eventual national champions. Under head coach Heidi Jaynes, the team has enjoyed unparalleled success, qualifying for the MIAC Playoffs six times and advancing to the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championships. The squad finished in the top four of the conference standings each season from 2003-07 and won the 2004 regular-season title.