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FOOTBALL, WOMEN’S SOCCER HONORS ROLL IN
Two Named to ECAC Football Team

Seniors Joshua Carter and Erik Hammar of the Muhlenberg football team have been named to the ECAC Southwest All-Star Team.

Carter was selected as a return specialist for the third straight year. He averaged 24.1 yards on kickoff returns and 12.7 yards on punt returns and Erik
Hammarbroke the all-time Division III marks for yards on kickoff returns (2,189) and punt returns (1,550). Carter is the first Mule football player ever to earn first-team All-ECAC honors three times.

Hammar (right) was a first-time honoree as a defensive back after recording seven interceptions in 2001. He set a Centennial Conference record by picking off four passes in one game against Hartwick. Hammar also recorded six pass breakups, 45 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Carter and Hammar also were both named to the Football Gazette All-South Region third team.

Muhlenberg finished the 2001 season with a 7-4 record, tied for its first Centennial Conference championship since 1986, and played in an ECAC championship game for the second straight year.

  Soccer Places Two on All-America Slate

Forwards Dawn Iberer and Rebecca Armstrong of the Muhlenberg women’s soccer team have been to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region first team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Both players will now go on the ballot for All-America honors. The two first-team selections match the Mules’ previous all-time total. Rebecca ArmstrongMuhlenberg was one of three schools (along with Messiah and Scranton) to place two members on the first team.

Iberer, a sophomore, led the Mules in scoring for the second consecutive year with 16 goals and 36 points. Ten of her goals were game-winners. A two-time first-team All-Centennial Conference selection, Iberer already ranks fourth in team history with 30 career goals.

Armstrong (above) was one of only two freshmen on the All-Region first team. She was second on the team with 26 points on nine goals and eight assists and also earned first-team All-Centennial honors.

Muhlenberg had its best season ever in 2001, going 19-3, setting school records for wins and consecutive wins (17) in a season, winning its second straight CC championship and reaching the regional final of the NCAA Tournament. The Mules were ranked 18th in Division III in the final poll of the season.


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Last updated December 6, 2001