The Muhlenberg field hockey team showed it was able to hang with some of
the best teams in Division III in 2004. The Mules lost games by one goal
to the fifth-ranked and 16th-ranked teams in Division III (Montclair
Gettysburg), in overtime to the No. 14 team (McDaniel) and on penalty
strokes to 18th-ranked Juniata.
Bruschi ranks second in CC history with 59 goals and
135 points. She scored a team-leading 36 points and recorded two hat
tricks in 2004.
The team was on the brink of making the Centennial Conference playoffs,
but fell by a slim one-goal margin in four league games to finish 9-8
overall, 4-6 in the CC.
After the loss to McDaniel, the Mules rebounded to win three straight CC
games by a combined score of 12-0. One of those wins was a 3-0 victory
over defending CC champion Johns Hopkins.
Fosdick recorded three defensive saves and contributed
to the offense with a team-leading five assists.
Senior Kristen Bruschi continued her assault on the Muhlenberg
record books, ending her career as the all-
time leader in points (135), goals (59) and assists (17). She was named to
the Division III All-America third team by womensfieldhockey.com and the
All-South Region first team by the National Field Hockey Coaches
Bruschi, who represented Muhlenberg at the Division III North/South
All-Star Game, became the first player in team history to be named to the
All-CC first team twice. She was joined on the All-CC team by senior back
Sarah Fosdick and sophomore goalie Lauren Schram, who made
the second team, and senior back Pamela Coakley, who received
Schram started every game for the Mules and made 86 saves, including 20
at Juniata. Fosdick and Coakley led a defense that allowed only 21 goals
in 17 games.