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Men’s Lacrosse Drops Home Opener; Baseball Postponed: The Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team had 36-18 advantages in both shots and ground balls but could not solve Randolph-Macon goalie Brian Vierheller, who made 20 saves, and fell in its first home game, 6-2. The Yellow Jackets (4-0) scored with 9.4 seconds left in the first half to open up a 3-1 lead, which proved to be enough in this low-scoring game. Junior Steven Toto and sophomores Tim Martin and Tim Dwyre picked up five ground balls apiece. Martin (3-for-3) and senior Mike Tentindo (7-of-9) combined to win all but two faceoffs. Click here for box score. ... Baseball’s home opener, against Misericordia, was pushed back a day by high winds.

FOUR EARN REGIONAL HOOPS HONORS

Three Muhlenberg basketball players were named to the D3hoops.com all-region team, and Ron Rohn, head coach of the Mule women’s team, was selected as Mid-Atlantic Region coach of the year.

Meghan Courtney Players honored were junior center Meghan Courtney (second team) and senior guard Kristen Piscadlo (third team) from the women’s team, and junior center Jeff Stewart (second team) from the men’s squad.

Courtney, a first-team All-Centennial Conference selection, led the Mules and ranked in the top 10 in the CC in scoring (14.4 points per game), rebounding (8.6 rebounds per game), blocked shots (1.39 per game) and field-goal percentage (.447). A two-time CC player of the week, she Kristen
Piscadlo recorded eight double-doubles and led Muhlenberg in scoring and/or rebounding in 23 of the team’s 29 games. Courtney became just the fourth player in team history to score 400 points in a season, finishing with 404.

Piscadlo also earned first-team All-CC honors after leading the Conference with an average of 5.66 assists per game, which also ranks 17th in Division III. Her total of 164 assists on the season set a school record and missed the CC mark by just two. Piscadlo had three double-figure assist games during the season and ended her career as the Mules’ all-time leader with 424 assists. She also led the team in steals (55) and three-pointers (39) and averaged 9.3 points per game. On Muhlenberg’s career charts, she finished second in three-pointers, third in steals and 12th in points.

Ron Rohn Rohn managed one of the biggest turnarounds in Division III history, as the Mules went from 11-14 last winter to a 26-3 record and CC championship in 2005-06. The team reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, ended the regular season ranked 15th in Division III and broke the CC record for wins in a season. Rohn, who has a career record of 94-37 (.718) in five seasons at Muhlenberg, transformed the team from one that led all of college women’s basketball in scoring two years ago to one that set a school record by allowing only 52.1 points per game. The Mules are 18th in Jeff
Stewart Division III in scoring defense and 22nd in field-goal percentage defense (.330).

Stewart repeated on the All-Middle Atlantic Region squad after earning third-team honors last year. He was the first CC player since 1994 – the first year of the CC – to lead the league in scoring (19.3 points per game), rebounding (10.1 rebounds per game) and blocked shots (2.04 per game). Stewart also led Muhlenberg in field-goal percentage (.523) and steals (39). One of 26 Division III players to average double figures in rebounds, Stewart had 14 double-doubles and scored in double figures in all but one of his 24 games. He will enter his senior season ninth on the Mules’ all-time scoring list with 1,345 points.


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Last updated March 15, 2006