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 Mike Falk
 Sports Information Director
 Muhlenberg College
 2400 Chew Street
 Allentown PA 18104

2003 Season Review:

The six freshmen and four sophomores who make up the entire Muhlenberg volleyball team played like a young team in 2003, playing very
Julie Lauro
Lauro ranks fourth on the Muhlenberg career kills list. If she maintains the pace of her first two seasons, she could break the career kill record as a junior.
well at times and showing great potential, but struggling with consistency en route to a 10-22 season.

The Mules were not far from a .500 record, losing seven matches that went the maximum five games. Their biggest win was a five-game victory over Franklin & Marshall, which entered with a 7-1 CC record. After beating the Diplomats, the Mules defeated Washington to complete an afternoon sweep on Oct. 25.

Muhlenberg also swept the first day of action in its Buttermaker Tournament, defeating Neumann and Misericordia. The Mules set a school record with 22 service aces in a season-opening win against Alvernia and later broke that record with 24 in a victory over Bryn Mawr.

Sophomore Julie Lauro became the fourth player in Centennial Conference history to earn first-team all-conference honors each of her first two years. The outside hitter led the conference in kills and kills per game and led the Mules in hitting percentage. She was second on the squad in digs and third in aces and blocks.
Jen Weist
Weist was one of 26 Mule athletes named to the CC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Her 507 kills were the second-best season total in school history.

Freshman Kate Haggerty earned All-CC honorable mention after finishing seventh in the conference in aces per game and second on the Mules in kills, hitting percentage and blocks. She was third on the squad in digs. Haggerty was one of only two freshmen to receive All-CC honors.

Sophomore Jen Weist set a Muhlenberg season dig record with 538 and set a school match record with 39 digs against McDaniel.

All 10 players saw significant playing time in 2003 and look ready to build on that experience in the future.

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