Athletics: Men's Soccer

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Coaching Staff:

Head Coach Sean Topping
Sean Topping Sean Topping was named head coach of the Muhlenberg men's soccer team in the summer of 2002 and has led the Mules to an outstanding 139-67-19 (.660) record, two Centennial Conference championships and four NCAA bids (including one "Sweet 16" appearance) in his 12 seasons.

Topping became just the second coach in program history to win 100 games when the Mules shut out Gettysburg, 4-0, on Sept. 25, 2010. He needed just 158 games to reach the milestone.

Topping's 2003 squad went 9-0 in the CC, won the league championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In 2005, Muhlenberg was ranked as high as 13th in Division III and won the conference title as the third seed.

The 2007 team finished in a three-way tie for the CC regular-season title and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

In 2009, the Mules won the CC regular-season title with a 7-1-1 record and earned

Sean Topping Year by Year
Year W-L-T Postseason
2013 10-8-1 ECAC South Tournament
2012 11-5
2011 10-6-1 CC Tournament
2010 13-3-6 NCAA Tournament ("Sweet 16")
2009 11-4-2 CC Tournament
2008 12-6-1 CC Tournament
2007 12-5 NCAA Tournament (first round)
2006 8-4-4 CC Tournament
2005 13-6 NCAA Tournament (first round)
2004 9-7-3 CC Tournament
2003 17-5-1 NCAA Tournament (second round)
2002 13-8 CC Tournament
the right to host the playoffs. They were ranked as high as 18th in Division III.

The 2010 squad set a school record by going undefeated in its first 15 games. The Mules went on on to reach the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournmament and were ranked 12th in the final Division III poll.

In his 12 seasons, Topping has coached five All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, one conference player of the year and 23 first-team All-CC selections.

A 1998 graduate of Muhlenberg, Topping was a four-year letterwiner for the Mules and and co-captain of the 1997 Centennial Conference championship team. He was named to the All-CC first team as a back in 1996 and as a midfielder in 1997 and earned all-region honors both seasons.

Topping served as an assistant coach at Muhlenberg in 1999 and 2000 and was head men's and women's coach at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, during the 2001-02 school year.

Assistant Coach Jordie Ciuffetelli

Jordie Ciuffetelli Former Division I player Jordie Ciuffetelli joined the Muhlenberg staff for the 2013 season. Ciuffetelli was a four-year starter at outside back for Lehigh University, where as a senior he was named Patriot League defensive player of the week and to the national team of the week by both Soccer America and College Soccer News. He received the men's soccer coaches award in 2011 and was a finalist for a department-wide sportsmanship award. After graduating in 2012, Ciuffetelli served as an assistant coach at Parkland High School and also coached the LVU Soccer Club.

Assistant Coach Kyle Grim

Kyle Grim Kyle Grim is in his second year as the Mules' goalkeepers coach. A graduate of nearby Emmaus High School, Grim played at Bloomsburg University in 2002 and 2003. He has coached the goalkeepers on the Emmaus boys team for eight years and the girls team for five. Grim, who holds an NSCAA Goalkeeping 1 diploma and a USSF D license, also coaches the keepers for the LVU Sonic of the National Premier Soccer League.