Tony Merchlinsky, an offensive lineman on the Muhlenberg football team, donated his blood stem cells after joining the Be the Match national bone marrow registry and being matched with a Canadian cancer patient. Merchlinsky talks about the seamless process of donating, why he felt lucky to be selected and why he would do it again.
In celebration of Pride Month, the Muhlenberg Mules Podcast talks to Laurainne Ojo-Ohikuare '14 and Holly Hynson '15, who met as volleyball players at Muhlenberg in 2011, got engaged in 2017 and were married in May 2019. The couple talks about their relationship and positive developments for the LGBTQ community in the sports world.
Elizabeth Garrison, a former libero for the Mules' volleyball team, was the valedictorian of Muhlenberg's graduating class of 2017. Four years later, she once again found herself atop her class, graduating as the valedictorian from NYU's College of Dentistry. Garrison talks about her experiences at both Muhlenberg and NYU, and how her time in Allentown prepared her for NYU.
Last week we heard from two seniors from spring sports, this week we heard from two fall sport seniors in volleyball's Maya Illovsky and football's Thomas Spinelli. The pair discuss having the opportunity to don the cardinal and grey one last time in the spring despite having their regular season cancelled.
The Muhlenberg Mules Podcast takes a look at the memorable final games for senior men's lacrosse defensive middie Alexander Giaquinto and senior softball player Sophie Chong. Giaquinto scored a goal in the Mules' 15-10 upset win at No. 10 Gettysburg in his last game, while Chong went yard for the first time in her career in a 4-1 win over Haverford in her second-to-last career at-bat.
Past meets present in this episode as former men's lacrosse scoring and assists record holder, Mickey Norton'08, joins the man who broke his records, Ethan Grossman'21. The pair discuss their experiences with the Muhlenberg men's lacrosse program and the friendship they've formed.
Body Positive is an organization that provides the Muhlenberg community a safe space to come together and talk about issues with self-love and body positivity. Muhlenberg track and field senior, Jill Lissner, was a driving force behind the creation of the group following a battle with anorexia exudes passion with a message of loving yourself and being happy with who you are.
History was made not once, but twice in the first 11 days of the 2021 spring athletic season. Freshmen Kersti Svenningsen (softball) and Jonathan Toth (baseball) both went yard in their first collegiate at-bat. The two join the podcast to discuss those historically plate appearances, along with their experience at Muhlenberg thus far.
We've all been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in one way or another, but men's lacrosse senior Jacob Sarrel and his family are using their unfortunate experience to help honor Covid-19 victims and promote the vaccine. Following the passing of his father, Louis Sarrel, in April Jacob and his family started the #thisjabsforyou social media campaign to encourage people to dedicate their vaccine to someone or something affected by Covid-19.
Sports are back at Muhlenberg! Softball opened the spring season Tuesday, the first games in 369 days. Today, ahead of the opening weekend of conference play, we hear from student-athletes from all of our spring teams about what it means to have the opportunity to compete in 2012. Go Mules!