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Cornell coach Graap (@WCEastGirlsLax) names Corzel (Merion Mercy, UNC) as assistant

Saturday, 20th August 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 8/20/16
From Press Release

Women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Graap (West Chester East) announced that Margaret Corzel (Merion Mercy) has joined the program as an assistant coach in advance of the 2017 season.

Margaret Corzel

Margaret Corzel

Corzel had a standout playing career at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, winning the 2013 NCAA Division I National Championship. She spent the 2016 spring campaign playing for the Philadelphia Force in the United Women’s Lacrosse League.

“Margaret’s background aligns perfectly with our Big Red program,” Graap said. “Not only was she an excellent collegiate and professional player, but Margaret also brings corporate experience and tangible leadership skills to Cornell. She is passionate about coaching and mentoring our student-athletes, and can share her perspective as a three-time captain who helped lead the University of North Carolina Tar Heels to their first national championship.”

Corzel joins the Big Red staff after spending the past year working as a legal solutions provider at Transperfect Legal Solutions in Washington, D.C. and coaching the Pride Girls Lacrosse Club out of MacLean, Va.

The defender was a three-year captain for the Tar Heels and played in 83 career games, racking up 117 ground balls and causing 61 turnovers. Corzel was named second-team All-ACC in 2015. She helped the UNC program reach three NCAA Tournament semifinals (2011, 2013, 2015) and two finals (2013, 2015). Corzel shares the program record for games started in a season with 22.

Corzel also was a two-time First-Team selection.

She was named to the All-ACC Academic Team in 2014 and to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2011, 2012, and 2014. As a freshman, Corzel was selected by the UNC athletic department to participate in the Carolina Leadership Academy. She was a two-time winner of the Leader Distinction Award, which is the highest leadership award presented to student-athletes at UNC.

“I could not be more excited to join the Cornell women’s lacrosse staff,” Corzel said. “The University has an elite reputation, both academically and athletically, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success. Cornell student-athletes display a drive and dedication that perfectly align with my goals as a mentor and coach, and I am honored to be a part of the legacy.”

Corzel appeared in all nine Philadelphia Force games during the inaugural season for the club and the league.

The Berwyn, Pa. native also spent 2013-15 as a coach of the Phantastix, a club lacrosse program based in Philadelphia. She was responsible for planning and organizing practices and creating recruiting opportunities for her players.

Corzel, a 2015 graduate of UNC, was a double major, earning bachelor degrees in business administration and psychology.

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