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2001 Spring Sports Preview

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BlanchfieldMuhlenberg sets out in defense of its 2000 Centennial Conference championship with a young squad that has no seniors and only three juniors: shortstop Lori Blanchfield (left, .286, 13 stolen bases), first base Elizabeth Kostelnick (.279, 20 RBI) and All-CC pitcher Angie Tyson (8-8, 3 shutouts). The Mules graduated four All-CC players, but have a talented young nucleus that also includes sophomore outfielder Kelly Berg (.348, 18 stolen bases) and sophomore catcher Meghan Woods (.292). David Wolf With 10 seniors on the roster, the Mules will turn to veteran experience to try to improve on their fifth-place Centennial Conference finish of a year ago. Headlining the returnees is senior first baseman David Wolf (right), who closed the 2000 season on a tear to finish at .391 with 5 home runs and 28 RBI. Senior righthander Tim Haberbusch led the staff with 5 wins and 7 complete games. Junior Joshua Carter (.346, 27 stolen bases, 4 wins) is expected to be a big contributor in the outfield, at bat and on the mound.
The first team for new Head Coach Kristen Stuckel will be a young one. The lone seniors are Sarah Weiss, a fourth-year starter on defense, and Miruna Lovin (right), who tied a school record with 60 points last year and needs 42 more to become the Mules’ all-time leader. The sole junior is Teresa Lunardi (15 goals, 39 ground balls), an All-Centennial Conference second-team selection on defense in 2000. Nancy Kegelman Three 2000 Centennial Conference champions and two runners-up return for the track teams, which set six school records last spring and many more during the indoor season. The returning champs are junior Will Elson (800 meters) and Jim Hayes (javelin) for the men and senior Katrina Beck (high jump) for the women. Looking to cash in their silvers for gold will be sophomore Jason App (pole vault) and junior Nancy Kegelman (left, javelin).
Matt Berman The men’s team enjoyed a very successful fall season, winning tournaments at Elizabethtown and Muhlenberg to jump to fifth in the district rankings. Senior Matt Berman (left) has finished in the top 10 in the Centennial Conference each of his first three seasons and led the Mules with a 78.3 fall average. Fellow senior Steven Moore, who shot a 76 at the Muhlenberg Fall Classic, also is a four-year varsity player.

The women resume their second varsity season after competing in three fall tournaments, highlighted by a second-place finish at their own Fall Classic.

Robby Richman The men’s team returns all but one starter from a 2000 season that was one of the best in program history. The Mules went 10-4 and tied for second in the Centennial Conference. Senior No. 1 Robby Richman (right, 10-4), sophomore No. 3 Brad Scheller (10-3) and sophomore No. 4 Cameron Parke (10-2) all had exceptional singles records in dual meets.

The women will again turn to senior No. 1 Kerri Waldwoski, who was a combined 11-4 during an injury-plagued season last spring.

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Last updated February 20, 2001