Athletics: Field Hockey
Head Coach Megan Eddinger
In her first 10 seasons as head coach, Megan Eddinger has led the Muhlenberg field hockey team to a 83-92 record and the first back-to-back Centennial Conference playoff appearances in program history.
In 2006, Muhlenberg qualified for the CC playoffs for the first time in six years and earned its first postseason win since 1992. The Mules returned to the playoffs the following season. In 2012, Muhlenberg received votes in the national Division III poll after its 4-1 start and upset of No. 9 Montclair State, and the 2013 Mules toppled No. 15 Ursinus, the eventual CC champion, en route to a playoff berth.
The 83 wins rank Eddinger third on the program's all-time list and are the most by a 'Berg coach in the last two decades.
Eddinger, who also is senior woman administrator at Muhlenberg, served as assistant coach for three years before taking over the head reins, helping the Mules to a 34-21 record. The team was ranked as high as seventh in Division III in 2003, a year after tying a school record with 14 wins. Overall, in 13 seasons as a head and assistant coach, Eddinger has guided Muhlenberg to a 117-113 record.
Eddinger is a 2001 graduate of Gettysburg College, where she was a captain and four-year starter on the field hockey team that won three Centennial Conference championships and played in the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and 1999. An All-Centennial Conference selection all four years, she also was named to the All-South Region second team in 1999.
Eddinger spends the offseason coaching with the US Field Hockey Futures program. She also coached a USA Athletes International team in Barbados for two years.
Assistant Coach Bridgette Street
Former Division I goalkeeper Bridgette Street joined the Muhlenberg coaching staff for the 2014 season. Street was a four-year starter at Appalachian State from 2008 to 2011, recording more than 600 saves and earning NorPac East Division conference honors as a junior. She led the nation with 224 saves in 2009 and ranked in the top 15 in saves per game the next two years. A two-time participant in the National Futures Championship, winning a gold medal in 2008, Street coached with the Futures Program in 2012 and is a Level 1 certified field hockey coach. She studied abroad in South Korea and China while earning both her bachelor's (2012) and master's (2014) degrees from Appalachian State
Assistant Coach Jennifer Bodnar
Jennifer Bodnar, a former award-winning high school coach, is in her first season as an assistant with the Mules. Bodnar served as the head coach at nearby Whitehall High School for six seasons and compiled a 70-47-7 record. She coached her team to a LVIAC and District 11 runner-up finish and to the state quarterfinals in 2011, when she was named area coach of the year. Bodnar played four seasons - two in Division II and two in Division I - at Lock Haven University, serving as team captain as a senior. She works full-time as a health and physical education teacher in the Whitehall-Coplay School District.