Spring 2023 Athletics Updates

Author: Kelsey DeMarais '07, Sam Gobert '21

Published Date: 1/18/2023

Categories: Alumni Athletics Students University News

Spring 2023 Athletics Update
Graduate Student Steven Hermsen is a 2-time defending Track and Field National Champion in discus and is currently the CCIW Discus Record holder. He is on track to potentially see nationals again two more times.

Graduate Student Elizabeth Reddeman made her first appearance at the Cross-Country national meet, and she joined an elite group of runners in program history by becoming Carroll University's first individual participant since 2011.
Junior Vanessa Uitenbroek currently leads the Nation in the women's shot-put event in Track and Field. 
Women’s basketball, currently 8-6 overall and 3-2 in the CCIW conference, have strong returning student athletes including sophomore Olivia Rangel who made first team all-conference and was the first-year student-athlete of the year in the CCIW last season and hopes to lead her team to a winning season and a spot in the CCIW tournament.
Women’s Lacrosse is hoping for another winning season with a strong returning squad including graduate student Clara Jelacic who made second team all-region and was named the CCIW Defensive Player of the Year last season. Jelacic also cemented herself in the top 25 all-time in Division III history in numerous statistical categories.
Women’s Volleyball secured a winning season for the first time since 2018, behind the efforts of second-team all-conference hitter junior Katie Jensen.
Sophomore Grace Tumilty and the Women’s Soccer team jumped back into the CCIW tournament for the first time since 2017. On top of earning first-team all-conference, Tumilty was added to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region list.
Men’s Soccer made their first-ever visit to the CCIW Tournament this fall, which was the program’s first conference tournament appearance since 2015.
Football finished with a winning record and a winning season in the CCIW for the first time since 1990. Six Pioneers were all-conference performers, including first-year student-athlete of the year Freshman Will Campbell who was also named Second-team All-Region by D3football.com.

In the 2022 calendar year, 24 school records were broken across football, track and field, baseball, women’s lacrosse, and softball; 12 teams earned national academic honors and eight received all-region selections. Additionally, individual student-athlete recognitions included:
  • two CCIW First-Year student-athletes of the Year
  • two CCIW Elite 26 honorees
  • one NCAA Elite 90 award honoree
  • three National Team of the Week honors by D3football.com
  • seven national qualifiers
  • two national champions
  • and four all-Americans
Panoramic View of campus