September 18, 2017
By: Erica Rose

Being a goalie is arguably the toughest position in any sport. I mean think about it; sometimes it all comes down to the keeper. It was never a position I had any interest in, I was an offensive player in every sport I played. Call me crazy, but I didn’t mind running, and I LOVED scoring! And I got a lot of recognition. The offense always does. But what about the defense, most of the time they do not get their due credit. After all the old saying goes “defense wins championships.” So lets talk about one goalkeeper who has had quite an impressive career at Muhlenberg College, Senior Emma Rosenthal and before we go on, let me say it is not over yet.


Let’s start with her career highlights heading into the season. (We can thank the Muhlenberg website for the following…)

Career Highlights
• Entered 2017 season eighth among active Division III goalies in career goals-against average
• First goalie in Muhlenberg history named to the All-CC team more than once

• Set school records for games played, games started and minutes played as a goalie
• Second in the Centennial Conference and 14th in Division III in goals-against average
• Tied for CC lead in shutouts
• Helped Mules set school record with 11 shutouts
• Had unscored-upon streak of 264 minutes
• Allowed only one goal in 210:44 in three ECAC Tournament games
• Tied career high of 10 saves in CC playoff game vs. Franklin & Marshall

• Had a breakout season in her first year as a starter
• Second in the Centennial Conference and 19th in Division III in goals-against average
• Allowed one goal or fewer in 11 of 15 starts
• Made career-high 10 saves vs. Franklin & Marshall
• Recorded five saves in 1-0 shutouts of Johns Hopkins and Montclair State
• Saved penalty strokes vs. Franklin & Marshall and Ursinus


Like I said. It is not over yet. In fact this past Saturday she set another personal record. Unfortunately it came with a loss, but Rosethal did all she could to prevent it; with a career high 19 saves. That is the second most saves ever recorded by a Mule (Kristen Dornenberg, 26.) The senior has 11 regular season games remaining in her collegiate career and it’s safe to say she is not done leaving her mark.