News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
AREVALO NAMED VOLLEYBALL COACH
Muhlenberg College has hired Stewart Arevalo, who spent the
last two years turning around the Cedar Crest College program, as its
head volleyball coach. He replaces Mike Krause, who resigned at the close
of the 1998
season. Cedar Crest improved its record from 4-19 to
9-14 in 1998, Arevalo's second year at the helm, and qualified for the
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) playoffs for the first time in
school history. For his success with such a young squad, which
included 10 first-year players, Arevalo was named coach of the year by
the PAC. A native of Argentina, Arevalo played on the Argentinean Junior
National Under-16 team and was an outside hitter for Club Olympia of
Buenos Aires from 1992 to 1993. He served as an assistant coach for the
Cross Court Junior Olympic Program last spring.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Tuesday, January 5
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 70, Grove City 61.
Muhlenberg jumped out to an early lead, then held on late to advance to
the championship game of the Greyhound Classic for the 10th time in as
many tries. The Mules will face host Moravian, a 64-46 victor over
Ramapo, in the final. Junior ERIC NOTHSTEIN scored 15 of his season-high
17 points in the first half as Muhlenberg sped to a 42-26 lead at the
break. The spread was 19, 53-34, with 14:17 to play, but the Mules went
more than eight minutes without scoring and more than nine minutes
without a field goal. Grove City got as close as three points, but junior
MATT SCHNEIDER made seven of eight free throws down the stretch to help
clinch the win. Schneider finished with 10 points, all from the line,
while senior JIM DOUMATO and junior CHRIS KENNY scored 13 apiece. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, January 6
MEN'S BASKETBALL Moravian 70, Muhlenberg 66. In a
typically tight tournament championship game between the two rivals,
Moravian pulled away in the final three minutes to capture the Greyhound
Classic title. There were five second-half ties in this contest, the last
at 61 with five minutes to go. The last three tournament title matchups
between the Mules and the Hounds have been decided by a total of 11
points. Senior JIM DOUMATO had 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to
earn All-Tournament honors for the sixth time in his career. Junior CHRIS
KENNY also was named to the All-Tournament team after scoring 11 points
in the final. Junior MARK MORRISON added 11. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Oneonta State 39, Muhlenberg 9. The
Mules won only one contested bout (by freshman BILL HOLSINGER at 141) in
their first competition in 27 days. Freshman ANDY FAUST won by forfeit at
149. Click here for box score.
Thursday, January 7
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Moravian 64, Muhlenberg 49.
Playing for the first time in four weeks, the Mules struggled from start
to finish against their local rivals. Senior AMANDA WATERBURY was 7-of-10
from the field in scoring 15 points, while sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN
recorded her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10
rebounds. Click here for box score.
Saturday, January 9
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Keene State 58, Muhlenberg 54.
Keene State scored the final five points of the game to send Muhlenberg
into the consolation game of the Williams Winter Classic. Senior SARAH
CLARKE led the Mules with 14 points, while sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN
scored 11 and senior AMANDA WATERBURY posted her fourth double-double of
the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman LINDSAY ST. LAWRENCE,
making her first career start, scored a career-high nine points. Click here for box score.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 74, Western Maryland
57. The Mules scored the first 11 points of the game and breezed to their
first Centennial Conference win of the season. In winning for the
81st time in its last 100 home games, Muhlenberg nearly had three players
post double-doubles. Junior MATT SCHNEIDER did get a double-double, the
first of his career, with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Senior
JIM DOUMATO had 14 points and nine rebounds and junior KENYAMO McFARLANE
added season highs of 11 points and nine rebounds off the bench. It was the
ninth consecutive game in which a non-starter scored in double figures.
Sophomore RYAN GRAVER added a career-high nine points. Muhlenberg, which
is 7-3 for the first time in six years, outrebounded the Green Terror
47-31. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Muhlenberg cancelled its participation
in the North/South Duals at Princeton due to poor road conditions.
Sunday, January 10
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Babson 57, Muhlenberg 49. The
Mules forced 33 turnovers, but were plagued by poor shooting (27.6
percent) in dropping the consolation game of the Williams Winter Classic.
Senior SARAH CLARKE had nine points, four rebounds and four assists to
earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Senior JILL ROTH and freshman
LINDSAY ST. LAWRENCE also scored nine points, while freshman JENNIFER
RISLEY scored a career-best seven. Muhlenberg cut an early 18-3 deficit
to one but could never quite catch up. Click here for box score.