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The mission of Carl Sandburg College is comprehensive in scope and the College is committed to the development of each individual to his/her fullest potential. To that end, the College recognizes the many positive benefits a student earns by participating in athletics, including the following:

  • Cooperation and camaraderie — teamwork
  • Self-discipline and the benefits of hard work on a continuous basis
  • Dealing with adversity or success in a healthy manner
  • Collective goal setting
  • Developing positive attitudes and enhancing self-esteem without sacrificing humility

A participant in an athletic program at Sandburg is, by definition, a student — a person whose objective is to develop intellectual skills to the maximum extent, a person who will use the educational experience at Sandburg as a foundation for his/her life-long vocation. It is, therefore, expected that a Sandburg athlete will make a total personal commitment to academic achievement and will aggressively pursue excellence in the classroom with the same energy and dedication as that demonstrated in the arena of competitive athletics.

We want you to say, "I'm proud to be a Charger and I am pleased to be attending Carl Sandburg College."

Latest Athletic News Story

  • Chargers Fall to No. 11…
  • Chargers Fall to No. 11 Cougars in 5-Set Thriller to Open Season

    Aug. 24, 2016
    GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team took 11th-ranked Illinois Central the distance Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium, but the Cougars led wire-to-wire in the fifth set to… Read More

  • Pair of 2nd-Half Goals by ICC…
  • Pair of 2nd-Half Goals by ICC Hands Chargers Loss in Opener

    Aug. 24, 2016
    GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s back line held up for most of the afternoon, but Illinois Central rode a pair of second-half goals to a 2-0 victory over the Chargers on Wednesday at… Read More

  • Former Charger Baker Returns…
  • Former Charger Baker Returns to Program as Assistant Coach

    Aug. 22, 2016
    GALESBURG — Former Carl Sandburg College volleyball standout Sara Baker has come back to the program as an assistant on head coach Todd Winkler’s staff.

    The only All-American in Sandburg… Read More

  • 3rd Annual Sandburg…
  • 3rd Annual Sandburg Volleyball Navy & Red Scrimmage Aug. 23

    Aug. 19, 2016
    GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team’s third annual Navy & Red Scrimmage will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

    Admission is free for all Sandburg… Read More

  • Mahlan Hired to Lead Sandburg…
  • Mahlan Hired to Lead Sandburg Men’s Soccer Program

    July 5, 2016
    GALESBURG — Kevin Mahlan, who boasts 15 years of experience as a head coach, has been hired as the new men’s soccer coach at Carl Sandburg College.


    Mahlan, who also will serve… Read More