ORLANDO – Nine-time Ivy League championship head coach Karin Corbett was honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Thursday with the IWLCA Service Award at the IWLCA’s annual Honors Banquet. The Service Award honors individuals that have committed themselves to the betterment of the IWLCA during the past year
"The Honors Banquet is one of the highlights of our Annual Meetings," said Meghan McDonogh, head coach at Catholic University and IWLCA Vice-President. "It is a great evening for us to honor our own members for their incredible achievements during the past year, and it is also an opportunity to reflect on the history of our organization and the many great coaches who have contributed so much to bring us to this point."
Karin Brower Corbett (University of Pennsylvania) and Kerstin Kimel (Duke University), co-chairs of the NCAA Division I Legislation committee, were this year’s recipients of the IWLCA Service Award, which honors individuals that have committed themselves to the betterment of the IWLCA during the past year. According to Samantha Ekstrand, IWLCA Legal Counsel, who worked very closely with Corbett and Kimel to propose legislation to slow down the early recruiting process, “The success of formulating this early recruiting proposal and persuading the NCAA DI Council to recommend it for consideration in the '16-'17 legislative cycle is due in large part to the Herculean efforts of Kerstin and Karin. With their joint laser focus, "all-in" approach, and relentless resolve, they drove this issue to the forefront of the college sports agenda. Now, everyone is talking about early recruiting. Their leadership on this committee has made women's lacrosse a leader nationally. We are grateful for and proud of their service to the IWLCA and the greater lacrosse community.”
Along with the early recruiting proposals, Corbett and Kimel also worked to submit proposals to amend the “dates of competition” rule and create a universal start date for practice and competition for women’s lacrosse. These proposals will be voted on during the early spring of 2017. The NCAA Division I Legislation committee also a revised recruiting calendar proposal that was adopted as of August 1, 2016.