Three Mules Honored by Centennial Conference

Monday, April 28, 2014 - page 2

John Icaza, Jennifer Goldberg, Casey Armstrong Three Muhlenberg athletes earned weekly laurels from the Centennial Conference.

Freshman John Icaza was named baseball player of the week, junior Jennifer Goldberg was tabbed women’s tennis player of the week, and sophomore Casey Armstrong was selected women’s lacrosse offensive player of the week.

Icaza (above left) hit .522 with two home runs, seven RBI and an .870 slugging percentage in five games to help the Mules clinch a playoff berth. After starting with an 0-for-4 game against Haverford, he strung together four consecutive three-hit efforts. His game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth sent the Mules into extra innings in a must-win game against Johns Hopkins.

Icaza became the first Mule to hit a home run in both games of a doubleheader since 2011 that day, and he also had a two-run double to help Muhlenberg come back from a 5-1 deficit for a 6-6 tie at Dickinson.

Goldberg (center) won two pivotal matches in Muhlenberg's playoff-clinching 5-4 win at Dickinson. With partner Gabriela Contino, she came back from a 7-4 deficit to pull out a 9-8 win at No. 3 and give the Mules a sweep of doubles. Then, after Dickinson won the first four singles matches off the court to take the lead, she rebounded after losing 6-1 in the second set to pull out a 7-5 win in the third. Goldberg also won in straight sets at No. 4 singles in the Mules’ 6-3 defeat of regional top-10 Swarthmore.

Armstrong (right) scored 16 points on 12 goals and 4 assists as Muhlenberg won two road games to clinch a Centennial Conference playoff berth. She scored a game-high 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) in an overtime win at Dickinson, including an assist on one of the Mules’ OT goals, and tied a school record with 9 goals at Ursinus.