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1999-2000 Winter Sports Update

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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 Joshua Carterset 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 Muhlenberg’s 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 400-yard games.
DRENNAN, SCHNEIDER NAMED TO LEHIGH VALLEY TEAM
Jessica DrennanMuhlenberg 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. Matt
Schneider Drennan, a junior center, led the women’s 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 men’s team while shooting 54.4 percent from the field. The players were honored at the first of the LVCBMO’s three annual luncheons at the Sheraton Inn Jetport on Dec. 14. For more on the LVCBMO, check out its Web site.
Tuesday, December 21
WOMEN’S 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
WOMEN’S 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.
MEN’S 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 box score.


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Last updated December 22, 1999