March 14, 2019
By: Erica Rose
With the temperatures FINALLY feeling like spring, what better time to start covering spring sports. The colleges have been braving the weather for a few weeks now, and have a few games under their belt. The Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team is no different. The Mules had one of their best years in a while last season, as it was their first winning season since 2008. The team finished as the most improved team in all of Division III, and they look to pick up right where they left off in order to make a run at the Centennial Conference playoffs. So far they seem to be preparing nicely for the difficult league. Having only lost five seniors last year, the Mules return the majority of their starting lineup which seems promising for the squad who went 11-7 a year ago, breaking the school record for wins. The Mules did however only win 2 games in the Conference, and this year they expect that to be different. According to some of the players, everybody is clicking and the team has great chemistry right now. If things keep going according to plan, they hope to be making a run at the title.
So far this year the Mules are 5-1 overall, having lost in Tennessee to Rhodes by just two goals. Keep in mind they did get off to a great start last season as well. However, the offense seems to be on fire already, scoring 10+ goals in all but one game (they scored 9). Last season the squad set school records for goals and assists. Thirteen different players have already registered a point, and ten different players have scored through their 6 games so far this year. They Mules have two games remaining before they open up conference play at Haverford on March 27. They were picked 6th in the preseason poll.