Associate athletic director Megan Patruno and head women's lacrosse coach Kristen Stuckel talk about what it's like raising a child with a special needs. Patruno's 18-year-old daughter, Caroline, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, an intellectual disability and is on the autism spectrum; Stuckel's 9-year-old daughter, Lilly, has also been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Part 2 of the 2020 Year in Review looks back at some of our favorite moments from the first season of the Muhlenberg Mules Podcast, including quotes about the Muhlenberg experience and our favorite "getting to know you" questions responses.
Just as a deadly virus was beginning to emerge on the other side of the world, the year 2020 began with great optimism for Muhlenberg College Athletics. The Mules produced their share of memorable moments in a variety of sports before shutting down for the year in mid-March.
Former Muhlenberg women's basketball player and assistant coach Katy Mitton '14 is believed to be the first female to coach a high school boys team in Lehigh Valley history. The new assistant coach at Bethlehem Catholic talks about her journey and how Covid-19 helped her to her new role.
Two-time all-conference running back Jason Brader '99, Director of Sports Performance at Albright College, talks about his self-help book, Why Not Me: An A to Z Guide for Overcoming Adversity, Addiction, and Relentlessly Pursuing Life Goals. The book uses experiences from his "rollercoaster" of a life, including losing his both of his parents in high school, struggles with addiction and founding and running a successful sports performance center.
Muhlenberg head men's basketball coach, Kevin Hopkins, talks about using C.E.R.T., a performance model developed by Tim Silvestri, a former Mule athlete and current head of the College's counseling center, to help his players succeed both on and off the court. In addition, Hopkins relives his experience acting in the Vince Vaughn movie, Delivery Man.
Less than a month after after graduating Muhlenberg, two-time all-conference field hockey goalie, Emma Rosenthal '18, moved to Chicago to learn from the likes of former SNL writers en route to a MFA in screenwriting with a concentration in comedy. Rosenthal discusses her journey, and tells us how comedy helped on the field.
Muhlenberg wrestling juniors Billy Moore and Ramiro Osuna discuss their experiences serving as field organizers for congressional candidate Lisa Scheller's campaign. They talk about the importance of voting, and even compare a political campaign to a wrestling match.