Athletics: Men's Lacrosse
The Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team has been highly competitive the last several years while playing a challenging schedule that annually includes top-notch competition.
The Mules play in the Centennial Conference, one of the strongest Division III leagues in the country. Washington (Md.) won the national championship in 1998, Gettysburg was the national runner-up in 2001 and 2009, and the CC consistently places multiple teams in the national top 20.
Muhlenberg also tests itself with a non-conference slate that has included recent NCAA Tournament participants Stevens, Montclair State, Rensselaer, Scranton and Lynchburg. The Mules won two games against teams that would go on to receive NCAA Tournament bids in both 2010 and 2011.
Men’s lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport at Muhlenberg College in January 2001. The Mules played a club schedule in 2002 before beginning full Division III varsity play in 2003.
In its sixth varsity season, Muhlenberg broke through in the ultra-competitive Centennial Conference, qualifying for a playoff berth in 2008 and earning votes in the national Division III poll.
Muhlenberg got off to an auspicious start in its first varsity season, winning its first four games. The Mules struggled in the CC, but won their finale to finish with a 5-7 record. The Mules once again won five games in 2004, including another four-game win streak, and set team records for goals and assists in a season.
The program continued its progress in 2005, breaking school records for wins and goals in a season. The 2006 squad defeated Franklin & Marshall and Swarthmore for Muhlenberg’s first wins against established CC programs.
Muhlenberg sponsored a varsity men’s lacrosse team from 1966 to 1980, and the sport had club status from 1981 to 2002. The Mules play their home games at Scotty Wood Stadium, which was resurfaced with AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D in 2008.