The 2013 campaign marked Bob Carlson’s 17th season at the helm of the Carleton men’s soccer program. He has led the Knights to five MIAC regular-season titles in the last six years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012). The 2008 squad also captured the conference’s post-season title as well as the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Championships, where the Knights advanced to the “Sweet Sixteen.” The Knights made back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 2012 and 2013 behind the work of All-Americans Branden McGarrity ’16 and Neil Bartholomay ’14, the most recent trip coming after the Knights claimed the 2013 postseason crown. Head coach Bob Carlson was also named the 2012 MIAC Coach-of-the-Year, making this the third time his has received this honor. The Knights have posted 14 winning seasons under Carlson, including a spectacular 101-27-14 record (.761) over the last seven years. In comparison, Carleton posted only eight winning seasons in the 24 years prior to his arrival.