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 107-103 in 14 seasons (including a 100-81 mark the last 10) makes her the winningest coach in program history.
Stuckel recorded her 100th career when when the Mules defeated FDU-Florham, 18-9, in 2014.
Stuckel has led the Mules to nine winning seasons in the last 12 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, and Muhlenberg received votes in the national Division III poll in both 2009 and 2014.
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.
Liz Beville joined the Muhlenberg staff in 2014 following a four-year career at Division III powerhouse Cortland State. Beville played midfield for Red Dragon squads that compiled a record of 84-7 and reached the NCAA "Final Four" all four years. She served as a team captain in 2014, when Cortland was ranked No. 1 in the country for five weeks.
Beville coached several Orange Crush girls lacrosse teams in her home state of New York and was a volunteer assistant coach with the Jamesville DeWitt Simmons lacrosse team in the summer of 2011. She served as a counselor at summer camps at Cortland and Colgate University throughout her collegiate career.
Ashley Pope is new to the Muhlenberg staff for the 2015 season. She was a four-year player at attack for Division II Shippensburg University, scoring a career-high 11 points on seven goals and four assists as a senior.
Pope, who lives in Langhorne, Pa., and attended Conwell-Egan High School, graduated from Shippensburg in 2014 with a major in human communications and a minor in technical/professional communications. She was a summer lacrosse camp instructor at Shippensburg for two years.