Athletics: Softball

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Program Overview:

The Muhlenberg College softball program has a longstanding tradition of success that continues to this day.

The Mules have received six postseason bids since 2000, winning their first two Centennial Conference championships and earning 2009 Centennial Conference champions consecutive bids to the NCAA Tournament in 2000 and 2001. In 2001, the Mules finished third in the Atlantic Regional, and in 2000 they lost both of their games in the final at-bat. The 2001 team won 25 games, one short of the school record.

The 2003 team won a third CC championship and went 2-2 in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament. In 2009, a year after tying for last place, the Mules turned it around to capture their fourth CC title. The added a fifth championship in 2011, once again winning 25 games, and set a College record for all sports by winning 31 games in 2013.

Muhlenberg softball has a fall practice season and begins spring practice indoors in January. The competitive season, which consists of about 40 regular-season games, begins with a Spring Break trip to Florida the first week of March and ends the first week of May.

The Mules traditionally play a tough schedule. Muhlenberg softball Regionally and nationally prominent programs that regularly appear on the schedule include Cortland State, 2002 national champion Ithaca, New Jersey, William Paterson, 2004 national runner-up Moravian, and 2009 national champion Messiah.

Ranked non-league opponents help prepare the team for the 16-game Centennial Conference schedule and improve its postseason chances. The top four teams in the CC qualify for the postseason league tournament, with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.