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Monday, October 22, 2007

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hayden named player of the week

Football Moves Into Top 20

The Muhlenberg football team moved up to No. 20 in the poll after its 31-0 shutout of Franklin & Marshall.

The Mules (7-0) are one of 16 remaining undefeated teams in Division III. They will put their winning streak on the line Saturday with a Family Weekend home game against defending Centennial Conference champion Dickinson, which received five votes in the poll.

Muhlenberg was in the top 20 in a national Division III poll only once before – in 2002, when it was ranked 17th by Football Gazette after winning in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Click here for the complete poll.

SamuelSophomore Samuel Hayden of the Muhlenberg men’s soccer team was named defensive player of the week by the Centennial Conference.

Hayden, a center back, anchored a defense that helped the Mules to a 2-1 win vs. No. 7 New Jersey, then scored his first career goal to cap the scoring in a 3-0 CC victory at Haverford. The shutout was Muhlenberg’s eighth in 13 games this sesason and extended its CC scoreless string to 311 minutes.

Hayden has started every game this year for the Mules, who are 10-3 overall and 5-2 in the Centennial Conference. They have a five-game winning streak and are tied for second in the CC with two games left in the regular season.

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