About the Program
2013 MIAC Playoff Championship
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.
The 2008 squad earned the school's first berth to the NCAA Championship Tournament and advanced to the third round ("Sweet Sixteen") and set a program record with 17 victories, a figure the 2012 team matched. The following season, the Knights won an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships after winning the MIAC postseason crown, capping off a 7-2-1 conference season (15-3-3 overall). Leading the charge into their back-to-back appearances at the national tournament were two-time All-American Neil Bartholomay '14 and All-American Branden McGarrity '16, who would go on to break the program’s all-time goal-scoring record.
In addition to success on the field, the Knights pride themselves on their success in the classroom. The squad has received 19 straight NSCAA team academic awards, including three years in which the Knights posted the top team grade point average in all of NCAA Division III.
First year of men's soccer 1963 in Midwest Conference… Won inaugural game over St. Olaf College, 10-2… Joined MIAC in 1983… Overall record of 390-276-88 (.579).