News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
CARTER A FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Muhlenberg sophomore Joshua Carter has been named to the Hewlett-Packard
Division III All-America Football Team, selected by sports information
directors of Division III institutions, as the first-team kick returner.
Carter also was a first-team selection, as well as specialist player of
the year, on the Football Gazette All-America team. Carter led all
of Division III with 1,318 return yards in 1999 and brought back four
kicks (three kickoffs and one punt) for touchdowns. He
set an unofficial Division III
record with 981 kickoff return yards and ranked second in the country
with a school-record average of 35.0 yards per return. Carter, who also
averaged 10.2 yards on 33 punt returns, joins fellow receivers John
Sartori (1979) and Rob Lokerson (1993)
as Muhlenbergs only first-team All-Americans of the last half century.
He also was one of three Muhlenberg representatives, along with
senior wide receiver Kenyamo McFarlane and junior quarterback Michael
McCabe, on the ECAC South All-Star Team. McFarlane made the squad for the
second straight year after catching a team-leading 51 passes for 886
yards and 11 touchdowns. McCabe set school records for passing yards
(2,560), touchdowns (26) and completion percentage (.603) and had two
DRENNAN, SCHNEIDER NAMED TO LEHIGH VALLEY TEAM
Muhlenberg basketball players
Jessica Drennan and Matt Schneider have been named to the Team of
the Month by the Lehigh Valley College Basketball Media Organization
(LVCBMO) for the first month of the 1999-2000 season. The team consists
of players from each of the seven area Division II and III institutions.
Drennan, a junior center, led the womens team to a 5-2 start by
averaging 11.6 points and 6.6
rebounds per game and shooting 57.9 percent from the field. She
was the MVP of the Scotty Wood Tournament, as was Schneider. The
senior forward averaged a team-leading 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds
for the 4-3 mens team while shooting 54.4 percent from the field.
The players were honored at the first of the LVCBMOs three annual
luncheons at the Sheraton Inn Jetport on Dec. 14. For more on the
LVCBMO, check out its Web site.
Tuesday, December 21
WOMENS BASKETBALL Wis.-Whitewater 58,
Muhlenberg 37. Muhlenberg's shooters came up snake-eyes in their first
game in 10 days and lost in the first round of the adidas D-3 Desert
Shoot Out in Las Vegas. The Mules shot just 25 percent from the floor and
had trouble coping with the Warhawks' 6-foot-4 center. Sophomore Lindsay St.
Lawrence led Muhlenberg with 13 points, and junior Jessica Drennan pulled
down a season-high 12 rebounds. In the other first-round game, University
of the South defeated Rensselaer, 69-58. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, December 22
WOMENS BASKETBALL Rensselaer 73,
Muhlenberg 61. The Mules were within two points at halftime, but
Rensselaer pulled away late in the second half to win the consolation
game of adidas D-3 Desert Shoot Out. Junior Jessica Drennan led
Muhlenberg with 12 points and 7 rebounds, and senior Caressa Lynch added
10 points. Click here for box score.
MENS BASKETBALL Allentown 62, Muhlenberg
60. Muhlenberg pared a 9-point deficit to two down the stretch, but
missed two chances to tie the score in the final minute and lost for the
fourth time in five games. Senior Matt Schneider led all scorers with 20
points, and sophomore Mark Lesko had his second double-double with 17
points and 14 rebounds. Click here for