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The Muhlenberg men’s cross country team is sixth in the Mideast Region, according to rankings released earlier this week by the NCAA.

The Mules are ranked second among Centennial Conference teams, behind only nine-time defending CC champion Haverford. The top two finishers at the NCAA Mideast Regional, scheduled for Nov. 16 at Salisbury, qualify automatically for the Division III Championships.

In the CC individual rankings, Muhlenberg is represented in the top 20 by senior Will Elson (third), freshman Alex Hotz (seventh) and junior Rob Uniszkiewicz (12th). On the women’s team, junior Diana Garretto (18th) and freshman Karen Mount (20th) are in the top 20.

NCAA Mideast Men’s Cross Country Rankings
1. Elizabethtown
2. Allegheny
3. Haverford
4. Widener
5. Carnegie Mellon
7. Dickinson
8. Messiah
9. Swarthmore
10. Gettysburg


Five Muhlenberg athletes have been named to the Centennial Conference Weekly Honor Roll for their performances last week:

• Field Hockey: Freshman Alexa Sterbinsky scored two second-half goals in the Mules’ 3-1 win at Moravian and assisted on the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory at Washington. Evan
Smallwood She ranks sixth in the CC with four assists.

• Men’s Soccer: Junior Evan Smallwood (left) scored the first goal in a 3-2 win over Haverford, then assisted on the game-winner in the final minute.

• Volleyball: Freshman Julie Lauro hit .547 and averaged 4.75 kills as the Mules split a tri-match with Swarthmore and Johns Hopkins. She is second in the CC in kills per game (3.72) and third in hitting percentage (.279).

• Men’s Cross Country: Freshman Alex Hotz finished fourth in the 4K part of the Dickinson Invitational.

• Women’s Soccer: Sophomore Rebecca Armstrong had a part in all three goals in a 2-0 week for Muhlenberg. She assisted on the game-winning goal against both Swarthmore and Haverford and scored one for herself in the Swarthmore match. Armstrong is tied for seventh in the CC with 14 points.

Midterm Report Card

With Muhlenberg observing its Fall Break and most teams at or just past the halfway point in their seasons, we asked athletes to grade their team’s performance to date. Tomorrow: Men’s Cross Country.

Women’s Soccer: B/B+

The Mules are 7-6, 4-1 in the Centennial Conference. The two-time defending champions are one of three teams with fewer than two losses in the CC, and their next two games are against the other two (Franklin &
Jamie Gluck
Gluck is one of two seniors on the Muhlenberg roster. The Mules are 55-19-3 over the last four seasons.
Marshall and Gettysburg).

“I think I would give our team a B+, because there’s always room for improvement,” said senior midfielder Jamie Gluck. “However, when we come out and are ready to play, and work as a team, I feel that our team can accomplish anything.

“Pretty much every game this month is really important. They are all conference games. We realize that because we are in such a competitive conference, we can’t take any games lightly. Dickinson, F & M and Gettysburg will be very big games for us. They are all great teams who are ready to take us on.”

“As a midseason grade, I would give our team a B,” said junior forward Dawn Iberer. “We are improving from the beginning of the season, but still have room to move forward. I expect our final grade to be an A+, with all the talent and skill that the team has.”

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Last updated October 10, 2002