Athletics: Women's Lacrosse
Head Coach Kristen Stuckel
Kristen Stuckel was hired as Muhlenberg's head coach of lacrosse in the summer of 2000 and has led the Mules to improvement year after year, leading to the program's first Centennial Conference playoff berths in 2008 and 2009. Her overall record of 97-96 in 13 seasons (including a 90-74 mark the last 10) makes her the winningest coach in program history.
Stuckel has led the Mules to eight winning seasons in the last 11 years. Prior to her arrival, the program had just one winning campaign in 17 seasons.
Muhlenberg won a school-record eight games in both 2003 and 2005, then topped that with 10 wins in 2006. The 2008 squad won 11 games, including five in the ultra-competitive CC.
The Mules had their best season yet in 2009, going 10-4 and finishing third – behind
During Stuckel's tenure, the Mules have recorded the first shutout in team history and set school records for goals and assists in a season and assists in a game. The program's all-time leaders in almost every statistical category have played for Stuckel.
Stuckel also coached field hockey at Muhlenberg from 2000 to 2003, leading the Mules to a 43-30 record and a No. 7 national ranking in 2003.
A 1995 graduate of Gettysburg College, Stuckel spent three years as a graduate assistant in both sports at her alma mater. Gettysburg won or shared the Centennial Conference field hockey championships all three seasons and captured its first CC lacrosse title in 2000. During the 1999-2000 school year, the Bullets were ranked in the top 10 in Division III in both sports.
Stuckel lettered seven times as an undergraduate field hockey and lacrosse player. She was a first-team all-conference midfielder in field hockey and a second-team All-Central Region defensive player in lacrosse.
Assistant Coach Ally Boertzel
Ally Boertzel is in her first year as an assistant coach at Muhlenberg. Boertzel is a 2012 graduate of Union College, where she was a two-time All-Liberty League selection on defense. She finished her career with totals of 103 ground balls and 34 caused turnovers, helping the Dutchwomen to three straight Liberty League championship game appearances and a 2009 NCAA Tournament berth.
Boertzel, who graduated with a psychology major and history minor, coached lacrosse at summer camp in her hometown of Mountain Lakes, N.J., and also taught the sport at clinics offered to Schenectady area youths while at Union.