When the six seniors on the Muhlenberg womens basketball team agreed
to a new style of play before the 2003-04 season, they knew they had the
talent to pull it off and turn some heads.
They may not have realized the kind of numbers they would produce.
NCAA DIVISION III RECORDS
Three-point field goals made in a season (265)
Three-point field goals made per game in a season (10.19)
Three-point field goals attempted in a season (866)
Three-point field goals attempted in a game (64 vs. Haverford)
Three-point field goals attempted in a game, both teams (72 vs.
SCHOOL RECORDS - TEAM
(^ CC record)
Points in a season (2,362) ^
Points per game in a season (90.8) ^
Points in a game (116 vs. Washington and vs. Ursinus) ^
Points in a game, both teams (203 vs. McDaniel) ^
Points in a half (64 vs. Mary Washington) ^
100-point games in a season (8) ^
90-point games in a season (14)
Field goals made in a season (825) ^
Field goals made in a game (44 vs. Ursinus)
Field goals attempted in a season (2,267) ^
Field goals attempted in a game (118 vs. Haverford) ^
Three-point field goals made in a season (265) ^
Three-point field goals made in a game (19 vs. Haverford) ^
Three-point field goals attempted in a season (866) ^
Three-point field goals attempted in a game (64 vs. Haverford) ^
Free throws made in a season (447)
Rebounds in a season (1,315)
Rebounds per game in a season (50.6)
Assists in a season (512)
Assists in a game (32 vs. Ursinus)
Blocked shots in a season (83)
Steals in a season (506)
Steals in a game (35 vs. Washington) ^
Turnovers forced in a season (920)
Turnovers forced per game in a season (35.4)
Turnovers forced in a game (58 vs. Washington) ^
SCHOOL RECORDS - INDIVIDUAL
Three-point field goals made in a career (122 by Gwen Doyle)
Three-point field goals made in a season (53 by Gwen Doyle)
Consecutive games making a three-point field goal (29 by Gwen Doyle)
Three-point field goals attempted in a career (418 by Gwen Doyle)
Three-point field goals attempted in a season (171 by Tiffany Kirk)
Assists in a season (117 by Kristen Piscadlo)
The Mules rode the run-and-gun, pressure-defense system to a 19-7 record,
third place in the Centennial Conference and the semifinals of the CC
tournament. Along the way, they rewrote most of the Muhlenberg record book
and a fair portion of the conferences.
Friedman was a first-team All-CC and a third-team
D3hoops.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection. Marchiano and Richmond
earned All-CC honorable mention.
Muhlenberg finished the season with a Division III-record average of 10.2
three-pointers per game. The Mules scored 90.8 points per contest, which
led all NCAA divisions and made the Mules the fifth Division III team to
And it wasnt just about the records. Not only did the Mules scored
more than 100 points eight times, they won 14 of their 18 CC games, and
everyone played a part.
No Mule averaged much more than 16 minutes per game, and none averaged
much less than five. Eight different players led the team in scoring in a
game. The squads top two scorers and rebounders, All-CC seniors Jill
Friedman (13.7 points, 7.2 rebounds per game) and Susan Marchiano (10.2
points, 6.2 rebounds), played the same position and rarely took the floor
The winning started early for Muhlenberg, which took its first 10 games.
Included in that stretch was a Scotty Wood Tournament title, a 5-0
conference start and a pair of wins at the Land of Magic Classic in
Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Mules also won six of their last seven regular-season contests,
including their second 116-point outing of the year and a win at
Haverford, where they set a Division III record by taking 64 threes and
came up just one shy of the record for made threes with 19.
In the CC playoffs, Muhlenberg suffered an 83-76 defeat to McDaniel, which
went on to win the championship and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. The loss
was tough to swallow at the time, but did little to diminish the
accomplishments of the season.
Junior Gwen Doyle led the three-point attack by setting new Berg
season and career records for threes made, and sophomores Kristen Piscadlo
and Tiffany Kirk also surpassed the old season mark, set by Doyle last
year. Piscadlo also led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio and set
a school season record for assists.
The Mules also excelled in the classroom, placing eight players on the CC
Academic Honor Roll. Seniors Friedman, Marchiano, Becky Richmond
and Lindsay Tis, juniors Doyle and Aril Bryant and sophomores Stephanie Coluccini
and Lindsay Orosz made the list. No other CC womens
basketball squad had more than five honor roll selections. Most had two or
In such a team-oriented system, the most important ingredient is
leadership, and the Mules had plenty. The senior class - centers Friedman
and Marchiano, shooting guard Erin DeVaney and forwards Richmond, Tis and
Amber Nelson - was one of Muhlenbergs best ever, and Head
Coach Ron Rohn checked with them before implementing the new system.
Some were hesitant, but they all bought in and pulled the rest of the team
along, leading to a successful season. On senior night against Bryn Mawr,
all six seniors started, resulting in a technical foul, but giving an
oustanding group a proper sendoff.
|NCAA Team Scoring Leaders
|2. Anderson (S.C.)
|3. California (Pa.)
|6. Louisiana Tech||
|8. South Dakota State||
|10. Lake Superior State