The Muhlenberg volleyball team ordered new jerseys for 2006, but due to a
mixup they did not arrive until late in the season. Unfortunately, the
teams best play also took a while in arriving. The Mules won three of
their last four matches to finish with a 10-15 record.
Haggerty was ninth in the CC in hitting percentage and
finished her career with 969 kills.
With five seniors and seven freshmen on the roster, Muhlenberg used
various combinations of players throughout the season, meshing veteran
experience with untested talent. The team won its pool with a pair of
five-game victories at Moravians season-opening Greyhound Premiere
Invitational, but then dropped nine of its next 11.
The Mules won back-to-back matches against Bates and Emmanuel at the MIT
Invitational, but then dropped five of six to fall out of Centennial
Conference playoff contention.
The two wins against Moravian were among several marathon matches in which
Muhlenberg played. At the Buttermaker Tournament, the Mules and Mary
Washington hooked up in one of the longest games in Division III history,
with the Eagles winning 44-42 en route to a five-game win. Muhlenberg also
forced a fifth game on the road against CC co-leader McDaniel, taking the
fourth game 33-31.
Sellas 241 career blocks were good for fourth on
Mules all-time list.
Co-captains Kate Haggerty and Monica Sella had solid
earned All-CC honors for the second time in her career after leading the
team in kills per game (2.95) and hitting percentage (.254). Sella had a
team-high 68 blocks. Haggerty (21) and Sella (14) both recorded career
highs in kills in their final home match, while the other three seniors
Kristin Caparro, Julia Lamborn and Courtney Williams
contributed to the
Mules setting a school record with 68 kills in the four-game win against
Junior Megan Young (libero) and sophomore Megan Eiser
filled positions left open by graduated seniors. Young set schools records
for digs per game (5.23) and digs in a match (45), and Eiser led the team
in assists and was second in digs and third in blocks and aces.
Sophomore Danielle Losonci and freshmen Christina Cangelosi,
and Liz Leslie all made their first varsity impact.