About the Program
Willingers Golf Club, home of the Knights, and consistently ranked as one of Minnesota's top 10 public courses. It is located 10 miles from the Carleton campus.
The women's golf team was elevated to varsity status starting in 1998-99, making it one of the youngest varsity teams at Carleton.
Current head coach Eric Sieger took over the program prior to the 2001-02 season and has led the Knights to significant improvements during his tenure. The Knights recorded their best finish ever at the MIAC Championships in 2012, placing second in a season that saw them rise as high as 11th in the national rankings and play in the NCAA Preview event.
Carleton has produced two MIAC rookies of the year (2011-12: Gina Kabasakalis '15; 2009-10: Hope Keaney '13); eight all-conference players in the last five years; and five all-region honorees during that same time period. Taylor Wells '15 became the first Carleton player to earn All-MIAC and WGCA All-Region honors in her first two seasons while Kelsey Moede '15 posted a sub-80 stroke average in 2012-13, a Carleton first, as she finished runner-up at the MIAC Championships and also earned All-MIAC and all-region awards.
Kassie Wells '07 and Katrina Wood '09 both qualified as individuals for the NCAA Championships, Wells in 2007 and Wood in 2008. Wells also earned a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which helped her earn her PhD in physics at Cornell University.
The program has also become known blending academic successes with golfing success. Carleton is one of only three programs nationally to earned the National Golf Coaches Association's (NGCA) Team Scholar Award the first three seasons of the award's existence, posting the third-best team grade point average in the nation during the 2006-07 season. The Knights have had 24 NGCA All-Scholar players in the past 11 seasons.
The Knights utilize Willingers Golf Club as their home course, consistently ranked as one of the top 10 public courses in Minnesota.