‘C’ Club Hall of Fame welcomes five new members in 2022

Carleton Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Carleton College Sports Information Department

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – In conjunction with Carleton College's Alumni Reunion Weekend activities, five new members are to be welcomed into the 'C' Club Hall of Fame. The 47th annual induction ceremony will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 in the Weitz Center for Creativity Larson Family Meeting Room (room 236).

The 2022 induction class includes three-sport standout Leslie Kingman '82, All-American distance runner Todd Schafer '82, Basketball defensive star Stephen Taylor '92, All-American diver Angie Soucek '02, and women's tennis All-American Kathryn (Schmidt) Lozada '12.

The 'C' Club was established in 1976 at which time 19 Carleton legends were inducted either as coaches or as athletes. With this year's additions, 190 individuals and two entire teams have now been selected for the 'C' Club Hall of Fame.

Leslie Kingman '82 • Soccer, Basketball, Softball
A four-year player and co-captain in three sports, Leslie Kingman made her biggest marks at Carleton as a women's soccer player and coach.

In 1978, she played on the first women's soccer team to be granted club status at the College, and by 1981 the program had ascended to varsity status. After the head coach abruptly left the program in the middle of the 1981 season, Kingman and co-captain Sandy Dabora took over the 3-5-1 squad and used an overall "team-based" approach to decisions. They steered the program to an 8-1-1 record the rest of the season, including a 5-0-1 ledger during the eight-team 1981 state tournament, culminated by a 5-3 victory over St. Olaf in the finals. Kingman paced Carleton—which was ranked as high as No. 17 in the nation that fall—in goals scored and was appropriately tabbed the team MVP.

After graduation, she stayed on as coach and guided the 1982 squad to a 14-3 record, good for the highest single-season winning percentage (.824) in program history. That team won the first MIAC regular-season crown and another state title. With the first national women's soccer league more than a decade away from being established, Kingman headed west to play for the Colorado Stars, the national amateur cup western region finalists in 1983, but she came back to coach Carleton again that fall. Kingman owned a .629 career win percentage as head coach, not including her time as a student-coach.

While at Carleton, she also spent four seasons playing for both the women's basketball team and the softball program, where she spent her time playing third base and shortstop.

Todd Schafer '82 •  Cross Country, Track & Field
Todd Schafer earned multiple All-America awards and was a key member of the 1980 Carleton Men's Cross Country squad that won the first and, to date, only NCAA Championships team title in school history.
He was part of four consecutive Midwest Conference cross country championship teams and raced at Nationals all four seasons, moving up in the standings each year. He placed 139th overall as Carleton finished 18th at the NCAA Championships in 1978, and a year later he was 33rd overall and third on the team while Carleton took third at the Nationals, at the time the best-ever finish for the program.
Schafer helped the team make school history on Nov. 22, 1980. Racing on a hilly, 8,000-meter course in Rochester, N.Y., he was Carleton's top finisher, crossing the line 17th overall to earn All-America honors. That helped the Knights post a team score of 121, winning the title in one of the closest Division III championship races ever as Carleton beat Augustana College by four points. At the 1981 national meet, Schafer secured his second straight All-America honor after taking fifth place individually and leading Carleton to another top-five finish.
He also earned three letters as a member of the track & field program and qualified for the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in both 1979 and 1982 (eighth place). Schafer helped Carleton win the Midwest Conference indoor team title in 1979, in addition to outdoor second-place finishes in 1979, 1980, and 1982. He captured two Midwest Conference indoor titles in the two-mile and three outdoor individual titles: the steeplechase in 1980 and both the 10K and steeplechase in 1982. He was recognized with both the cross country program's Stephen F. Smith Award and the track & field team's Millen Award.

Stephen Taylor '92 • Basketball
A four-year letter winner and starter on the time men's basketball team, Stephen Taylor is one of the top defenders in MIAC history. A first-team All-MIAC selection following the 1991-92 season, he was named to the conference's five-player All-Defensive Team in both 1990-91 and 1991-92. He collected at least 70 steals during each of his four years donning the maize and blue, leading the conference each time. He set the MIAC single-season record by taking the ball away 93 times during the 1990-91 campaign and added 78 more steals the following year.

Three decades after graduating, Taylor still owns two of the top-five single-season steal totals in recorded MIAC history and continues to possess the conference record of 314 career steals. In fact, only two other MIAC players are known to have even come within 100 steals of Taylor. He also established the MIAC single-game record with nine steals against Saint John's on Dec. 5, 1990. He was more than a simply defensive whiz, however, as he totaled 977 points and 402 rebounds in his career to go along with then-school records of 346 assists and 52 blocked shots. 

He came close to posting a quadruple double after tallying 20 points, 9 steals, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists in a 74-69 win over Saint Mary's on Jan. 21, 1989. He moved from shooting guard to point guard during the 1990-91 campaign and notched a double-double (30 points, 10 rebounds) in the win over Saint John's on Jan. 23, 1991. He finished fourth in the conference that season at 3.8 assists per game. His senior year, Taylor doled out a then-school record 16 assists as Carleton defeated rival St. Olaf in the regular-season finale to clinch a playoff berth and maintain possession of the famed Goat Trophy. He broke his own school record with 148 assists that season and ranked second in the MIAC with 5.7 assists per game.

In both 1991 and 1992, Taylor received the Matteson Memorial Basketball Award, which is given annually to the member of the Carleton basketball team judged to possess the most outstanding abilities in basketball and scholarship and the highest qualities of character and sportsmanship.

Angie Soucek '02 • Swimming & Diving
A four-time All-American, Angie Soucek is the most decorated diver in Carleton history. She qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in 2000 and placed eighth in the 3-meter diving competition that year. She returned to Nationals in 2001 and again finished eighth on the 3-meter board and added an All-America honorable mention result by earning ninth place on the 1-meter board. As a senior, she earned a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, and this time she posted a third-place result during the 1-meter competition and a sixth-place showing off the 3-meter board. Those are the best finishes for any Carleton diver—men's or women's—in school history.

Soucek is arguably the best women's diver in MIAC Championships history, having won seven of eight possible individual titles, and the MIAC archives indicate she is the only women's diver to claim more than five conference crowns. As a rookie, she placed second on the 1-meter board (by only 2.5 points) before setting new MIAC overall and MIAC Championships records of 475.35 points while winning the 3-meter competition. She swept both MIAC titles for the first time in 2000, and repeated the feat in 2001 as she established new MIAC overall and MIAC Championships records on both boards. She scored 454.01 on the lower board that year, and her total of 524.65 off the 3-meter still stands as the MIAC standard two decades later. Soucek once again stood atop the podium after both events at the 2002 MIAC Championships.

She played a key part in the first two MIAC team titles in program history. She accounted for 40 points as Carleton edged St. Olaf by only 17 points to win the 2000 conference crown. The following season, she again accounted for 40 points as Carleton bested Gustavus Adolphus by 38.5 points. Soucek still owns three program records—the 6- and 11-dive scores on the 3-meter board and the 11-dive score on 1-meter board.

She earned both the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and Fulbright Scholarship in addition to winning the Pat Lamb Award, honoring a Carleton senior exhibiting excellence in academics and athletics.

Kathryn (Schmidt) Lozada '12 • Tennis
A four-time All-American, Kathryn (Schmidt) Lozada is the most-decorated women's tennis player in school history. She is the only player in program annals to qualify for the NCAA Championships in singles four times, and she was the first member of either the Carleton men's or women's tennis programs to garner All-America recognition in singles all four years. Overall, Carleton women have earned seven total All-America awards in singles, with Lozada taking home four of those honors.

She is the first, and to date, only player in program history to be named All-MIAC four times in both singles and doubles. Lozada owned a career singles record of 74-16—with all of those coming at No. 1 singles—including an astounding 37-1 ledger in MIAC regular-season matches. Playing solely at No. 1 doubles during her time at Carleton, she owned a career 69-22 doubles record, including a 36-2 mark in MIAC regular-season matches.

During the 2009-10 season, Lozada won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region tournament and went on to take fifth place at the ITA Small College Championships. As a senior, she was 22-5 in singles and went undefeated in singles during MIAC play for the third time in her career. She added an overall 20-8 doubles record that year, including an 8-1 mark in conference action.

Lozada helped Carleton to 19-6 overall team record in 2012, including an undefeated (10-0) conference record. In early April, Carleton bested Gutavus Adolphus in a non-conference match, the team's first victory over the Gusties since 1988. With Lozada leading the way, the Knights would go on to beat Gustuvus twice more over the next month. She won in both singles and doubles as the Knights knocked off the Gusties 5-4 in the regular-season finale, allowing Carleton to capture its first regular-season MIAC title since 1987 and snapping Gustavus' 20-year run atop the conference. Six days later, Lozada again won twice as the Carleton defeated Gustavus 5-3 in the finals of the MIAC Playoffs. That result earned the Knights their fourth-ever trip to the NCAA Championships and their first since 2005.

She was a four-time ITA Scholar Athlete and received both CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition and the PEAR Department's Pat Lamb Award, honoring a Carleton senior exhibiting excellence in academics and athletics.

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