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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL IN RARE COMPANY
Seventh Team in School History to Win First 11

Wednesday’s 74-58 win against Gettysburg made the 2001-02 Muhlenberg women’s basketball team only the seventh in the school’s athletic history to begin a season 11-0.

Following is a list of all the Muhlenberg teams to reach double digits in wins before they lost, with their final records in parentheses:

14-0
Field hockey, 1990 (14-1)

11-0
Women’s basketball, 2001-02 (?)
Volleyball, 1993 (20-4)
Men’s soccer, 1989 (18-2)
Women’s tennis, 1986 (11-1)
Men’s basketball, 1944-45 (24-4)
Baseball, 1928 (11-0)

10-0
Men’s soccer, 1987 (16-3-1)
Men’s soccer, 1970 (11-2-1)

MULESELLANEOUS NOTES

• Wrestling: Holsinger still ranked fourth. Senior Bill Holsinger of the Muhlenberg wrestling team remained at No. 4 at 149 pounds in the first Division III national rankings of the new year. Holsinger has a perfect record of 14-0 for the season and recently became the first wrestler in school history to record 100 career wins.

Senior Tyler Cathey dropped out of the heavyweight rankings. He was rated eighth during the early part of the season but did not wrestle due to an injury suffered while playing football. Cathey is 3-0 since returning to action.

New rankings are scheduled to be released on Monday.

• Men’s Basketball: Lesko moving up. Senior Mark Lesko of the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team is rapidly moving up the all-time scoring chart. His 14 points against Gettysburg on Wednesday gave him 1,162 for his career, good for 15th place. He is just two away from 14th and is well on pace to reach the top 10:

15. Mark Lesko ’02, 1162
14. Dan Barletta ’81, 1164 (-2)
13. Clint Jeffries ’58, 1187 (-25)
12. Dennis Roth ’57, 1250 (-88)
11. Chris Bedell ’96, 1265 (-103)
10. Bobby Gall ’57, 1277 (-115)

One of Eight Remaining Undefeated Teams

Muhlenberg is one of eight remaining undefeated teams in Division III women’s basketball. The other seven — Bowdoin, Eastern Connecticut State, Hardin-Simmons, Hope, King’s, New York University and Washington (Mo.) — were all in the NCAA Tournament last year.

In addition to being tied for first in winning percentage, the Mules rank among the Division III statistical leaders (through games of Sunday, Jan. 6) in six other team categories and two individual categories:

Category Rank Avg/Pct
Team Scoring offense 8 (tied) 78.8
| 3-point percentage 11 .377
| Scoring margin 13 20.9
| Rebounding margin 22 8.8
| Field-goal percentage 26 .441
| 3-pointers per game 30 5.4
Susan Marchiano Field-goal percentage 3 .674
Lindsay St. Lawrence 3-point percentage 7 .462
The men’s team is represented three times in the national statistical leaders:
Mark Lesko Field-goal percentage 3 .689
| Blocked shots 25 (tied) 2.0
| Scoring 35 (tied) 20.5


Questions or comments? Send mail to falk@muhlenberg.edu
Last updated January 11, 2002