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100 Points scored by Rebecca Armstrong (2001-04) in her career. The women’s soccer standout is one of only five players voted to the All-Centennial Conference.

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1 100 Points scored by Rebecca Armstrong (2001-04) in her career. The women’s soccer standout is one of only five players voted to the All-Centennial Conference first team all four years. She also is the only player in Mule history to earn all-region honors four times.

2 99 Matches with double figures in kills (out of 119 played) for Julie Lauro (2002-05), the volleyball player of the decade. The only All-America selection in team history, Lauro earned first-team All- Centennial Conference honors all four years and is the program’s all-time leader with 1,793 kills – more than 450 ahead of second place.

3 98.6 Career rushing yards per game in football for John DeLuca. The 2008 Centennial Conference offensive player of the year is in second on the team’s all-time list with 4,041 yards. DeLuca also is the men’s lacrosse player of the decade. A defenseman, he was the Mules’ first two-time first-team All-CC selection. DeLuca was an All-American in both sports and an Academic All-American in football. He is Muhlenberg’s co-male athlete of the decade.

4 97-41 Centennial Conference record for Mule teams in 2001-02, an extraordinary year that saw football, women’s soccer and women’s tennis win or share CC championships. Volleyball tied for the regular-season title, and both basketball squads captured division crowns. Five teams (women’s soccer, wrestling, women’s basketball, baseball and women’s tennis) set or tied their school records for wins in a season. The success extended to the classroom: Jennie Vroman, a first-team All-CC women’s soccer midfielder, was the valedictorian of the Class of 2002.

5 96 Three-pointers by Alexandra Chili during her freshman season of 2008-09. No one in Division III made more threes, and Chili obliterated the previous school record of 64 threes in a season. Nine of the three- pointers came in a 33-point effort against Moravian. That was the most points scored in a game by a Muhlenberg women’s basketball player in the decade.

6 95 Career wins for tennis player Mackenzie Parke (2001-04). A three-year team captain, Parke was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team for both singles (2001) and doubles (2002). She graduated as the school’s all-time leader with 78 combined wins in spring dual matches. Mackenzie’s 95 overall wins topped her older brother Cameron Parke, who recorded 88 total wins for the Mule men’s team from 2000 to 2003. The Parkes are one of several sets of siblings who played for Muhlenberg in the decade. Other brother- sister combinations who played the same sport include the Millers (Eric and Nicolette) in soccer, the Kegelmans (Nancy, Paul and Harry) in track and field and the Armstrongs (Taylor and Zach) and Morrongiellos (Carlo and Ruth) in lacrosse.

7 94 th Finish by Will Elson at the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships. It was the first of three NCAA events that year for Elson, the first athlete in school history to participate in the national championships in three sports. In track and field, he earned All-America honors both indoors (second in the 1,500 and fifth in the DMR) and outdoors (third in the 800) in 2003. His second-place finish in the indoor 1,500 is the best ever by a Mule athlete or team at an NCAA Championship. Elson graduated in 2003 as the holder of 12 school records, four of which still stand, and was a seven-time Centennial Conference champion. He is the male track athlete of the decade. Elson also had great success as a coach at his alma mater later in the decade.

8 93-77 Combined standings (in favor of Muhlenberg) for the 10 Matte Awards presented in the decade (covering the 1999-2000 to 2008-09 years). The decade marked a turning of the tide in the all-sports competition. Moravian never lost the Matte Award from 1989 to 2003, but Muhlenberg has never lost it since 2004. The Mules won the trophy in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, and there was a tie in 2008. They are in good shape to extend their run into the next decade, with a 7-2 lead in the 2009- 10 standings. Lacrosse played a big role in Muhlenberg’s Matte success. The Mule women went 7-0 and the men 6-0 against their Greyhound counterparts.

9 92 Wins, against only 21 losses, by the women’s basketball Class of 2009: Lauren Boyle, Kaitlin Strumph, Bethany Enterline and Erin McSherry. The quartet was part of three Centennial Conference championship teams. In Muhlenberg athletic history, only the softball Class of 1992 (98-36) had more wins.

10 Combined career points by twin sisters Kasey (left) and Kimberly (right) Hacker of the women’s soccer team (2006-09). The Hackers were one of four sets of twins competing with the same team the last two years of the decade. Nearly half of the women’s soccer starting lineup consisted of sisters, as the Hackers were joined by twins Ashley and Christina O’Grady and their younger sister Meghan O’Grady. Other same-gender siblings who played the same sport for the Mules include the Smallwoods (Evan and Ryan) and Leischners (Greg and Tim) in soccer, the Gibsons (Chris, Colin and Patrick) in wrestling, the Strachans (Anthony and Christopher) in basketball, the Williamses (Courtney and Brittany) in volleyball, the Dyers (John and Joseph) in track and field and the Carpenters (Garrett and Jordan) in golf. 91

11 90.8 NCAA-leading scoring average of the 2003-04 women’s basketball team. Using the “Grinnell system,” Muhlenberg rewrote the record book, setting Division III standards for three-pointers made and attempted in a season. They scored 100 or more points eight times and finished with a 19-7 record. Despite playing only 16.3 minutes per game due to the Mules’ mass substitutions, Jill Friedman averaged a team-leading 13.7 points per game.

12 89-25 Career record of wrestler Rob Kein (2006-09). A two-time national qualifer, Kein earned All-America honors by placing eighth at 141 pounds in 2009. He was ranked as high as seventh in Division III at his weight class and was 34-3 in dual meets for his career.

13 88 School-record career assists for women’s lacrosse player Taylor Armstrong (2005- 08). She set a school record with 50 assists as a senior, ranking fifth in Division III in helpers per game (3.13). Her 82 points that year were two short of the school record.

14 0.87 Career goals-against average in men’s soccer for Peter Bennett (2004-07). A three-year starter, he became the first All-America goalie in Muhlenberg history when he was named to the third team as a senior. He had a 33-15-4 record in 52 career starts, helping the Mules to the Centennial Conference championship in 2005 and a share of the CC regular-season title in 2007.

15 86 Yardage of the longest play from scrimmage for the football team in the decade. It came on a pass from Eric Santagato to Erik Snyder in the first quarter of the Mules’ 28-21 Homecoming win against Johns Hopkins in 2007. Muhlenberg had several kickoff returns of more than 90 yards in the decade, and its longest play was a 95-yard interception return by Cameron Ahouse, also against Hopkins, in 2006.

16 85 Events won by Muhlenberg at Centennial Conference track and field championship meets (combining men and women, indoors and outdoors). The event that has accounted for the most Mule golds? The pole vault, with 13, including four by Meghan Douglas-Snyder (2002-05). Lex Mercado contributed to three of the 85 wins at the 2006 indoor meet, capturing the 800 and running on the first-place 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams.

17 84-41-2 Career record of Robby Richman (1998-2001), the men’s tennis player of the decade. As a senior, Richman was named to the All- Centennial Conference first team for both singles and doubles and reached the doubles final of the CC Individual Tournament. He made the singles semifinals in 2000, when he was an All-CC singles selection.

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