Let’s Go, Firebirds!

Being a student-athlete at Carthage means being part of a top NCAA Division III athletics program. About 40% of Carthage students compete in athletics across 28 varsity sports.

Our team name “Firebirds” represents a unifying Carthage spirit: “The image we want to portray as a program is that we will always fight,” says head tennis coach Brady Lindsley ’95. “To me, that’s exactly what a Firebird is: rising from the ashes, unable to be held down.”

Join Carthage Athletics and be part of something bold, uncommon and inspiring.

“I chose Carthage because I had the opportunity to get large-school experiences at a small school where the professors can get to know me personally, as well as the opportunity to continue playing football at the next level,” shares football player Clayton Markech ’24.

“Not only do I get to play a game that I love, but I also get to play with people who I consider to be my close friends,” says esports competitor Nadia Musaitef ’25.

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