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Amy Erickson, softball action

Head Coach: Amy Erickson
Phone: (507)222-5898

Head coach Amy Erickson is the school’s all-time winningest coach and enters the 2019 season with 253 wins, more than triple the next closest total in program history. Under her leadership, Carleton recorded the first two 20-win seasons in school history and 9 of the top-12 victory totals in program annals.

Erickson was a four-year starter and two-time Academic All-American while she played catcher and third base at Moorhead State University (Minn.). She made three NAIA National Tournament appearances during her college career, receiving a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. After graduating in 1994, she coached high school softball and later served as an assistant coach at Michigan State University before coming to Carleton.

Erickson also serves as an assistant professor in Carleton’s physical education, athletics, and recreation department. She and her husband, Tom, and their children reside in Northfield.



Karen Crane, Softball headshotAssistant Coach Karen Crane

Karen Crane enters her fifth season coaching for the Knights. She is an 2006 alum of the University of North Dakota, where she was a catcher and played first base. She graduated the school's career leader in walks (59) and ranked third on UND's career home run list (11). She served an assistant coach at Morrisville State College in New York from 2007-11, while coaching for Richfield Fastpitch in the summer.





Assistant Coach Rhemi Abrams-Fuller '08Rhemi Abrams-Fuller, softball headshot

Rhemi Abrams-Fuller is moving into her eighth season as an assistant coach for the Knights. A Carleton College alumna, she saw time at six different defensive positions during her stint as a player from 2004-2008. A 2009 NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, Abrams-Fuller went on to earn a Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Studies from Smith College (Mass.). She returned to her alma mater in 2011 and also serves as an Assistant Dean of Admissions on campus.





Caitlyn Johnson, softball headshotAssistant Coach Caitlyn Johnson '06

Caitlyn (Cornell) Johnson enters her sixth season as a pitching coaching for the Knights. She's a Carleton College 2006 alumna who holds the records for lowest career opponent's batting average (.243) as well as most strikeouts in a game (15). Upon graduating from Carleton, Johnson moved to Washington state and spent four years coaching at Central Washington University while getting her Master's degree in Chemistry. She currently works as an environmental scientist in the Twin Cities and lives with her wife, Crystal, and daughter, Sibley.