July 03, 2018
By: Erica Rose
It is not uncommon to set goals as a team before the year starts. In fact, every one does it. However, one goal that many have never set before is to be the most improved team in the country. Honestly, I didn’t even know they did such a thing; and if the Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team didn’t have an idea either – well they do now.
The Mules posted the greatest improvement in all of Division III during the 2018 season, finishing with an 11-7 record opposed to 2-12 in 2017. It’s fitting that the 11th victory was a special one for the Mules, as it turned out to be a special season. Number 11 on the season set a school record, and it came in the post season – which was the first playoff victory.
In addition to wins, Muhlenberg also set school records for goals and assists in a season, topping the old marks by wide margins. The Mules' average of 11.39 goals per game was more than three goals higher than their 2017 average of 7.71 and broke a school record set in 1975. The team tied another mark by winning eight straight games to open the season.
And while next season probably won’t be a record shattering one again, it should be another good one as the Mules only graduated 5 seniors.