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

2004 Season Review:

Despite suffering from growing pains, the young Muhlenberg volleyball
Julie Lauro
The first volleyball All-American in Muhlenberg history, Lauro ranked 11th in Division III with her school-record average of 4.99 kills per game. She is the third Mule with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
team put up some big individual numbers in 2004. The Mules, made up of three juniors, seven sophomores and three freshmen, went 11-14 overall and 5-5 in the Centennial Conference, improving on their 3-7 CC record in 2003.

Junior outside hitter Julie Lauro earned honorable mention on the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America team; she was also a first-team all-region and All-CC selection. Lauro broke the school record for kills in the second Swarthmore match when she surpassed Allison
Mary Henning
Henning averaged 9.05 assists per game to rank fifth in the CC.
Verduin (1996-99), whose previous mark was 1,336. Lauro ended the season with 1,392 career kills and also recorded her 1,000th dig in the last match of the season.

Junior setter Mary Henning picked up her 1,000th assist in the Greyhound Premiere Classic when Muhlenberg played Swarthmore early in the season. She ended the year with career 1,681 assists, and the 769 she recorded in 2004 ranks fourth all-time in a single season at Muhlenberg.

Junior libero Jen Weist finished the season just 20 digs shy of recording the 1,000th of her career.

The team played very well in the Buttermaker Tournament early in the season, as it won its pool and took the first two games from eventual tournament champion FDU-Florham, but dropped the next three to lose the match. The Mules had a strong showing at the Amherst Classic as well, finishing in third place by defeating Middlebury, which ended the season 20-12, and Eastern Connecticut State.

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