The Knights magical 2007 season came to an abrupt end today when the NCAA Men’s Soccer Selection Committee elected not to offer Carleton College one of the 20 at-large bids into the 57-team field for the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship. The Knights, ranked No. 15 in the most recent NSCAA/Adidas® poll, were among the team’s whose chances for an at-large bid were hurt by upsets in other conference tournaments.
“Obviously we’re disappointed with not being selected to participate in the NCAA Championships, but it can’t diminish from the outstanding season we had,” said head coach Bob Carlson. The team went undefeated in the conference, captured Carleton’s first conference title and set the school record for wins.
The 2007 season was full of highlights for the Knights (14-2-3), who earned Carlson his 100th career win and advanced to the conference playoffs for the first time.
“I want to specifically thank the seniors for a great four years,” said Carlson. “They can be very proud of how the soccer program has progressed during their time at Carleton.”
Gustavus Adolphus earned the conference’s automatic qualifier by winning the MIAC Playoffs.
-Courtesy of Sports Information