PHILADELPHIA – Nina Corcoran and Alex Condon – Penn’s vaunted attacking connection – were named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for their efforts in leading the University of Pennsylvania to its ninth Ivy League championship in 10 years and a berth in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
Nina Corcoran, the 2016 unanimous Ivy League Attacker of the Year who also earned first-team All-Ivy and All-Region honors, earned second-team All-American honors. The nation’s leader in assists with 58, Corcoran set an Ivy League and program record for helpers this season. Along the way, she established a new Penn record for points in a single season with 85 – tied for fifth-most by an Ivy League in a single season all-time.
Corcoran enters the NCAA Quarterfinals with 127 career assists – an Ivy League and Penn record for assists in a career.
A record six-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week during the 2016 campaign, Corcoran was one of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award presented annually to the nation’s top player.
Alex Condon has had a breakout sophomore season for the Red and Blue, earning first-team All-Region and All-Ivy honors en route to her third-team All-America selection. She leads the Quakers and is third in the Ivy League with 41 goals – sixth-most in a single season all-time by a Quaker.
She has 10 hat tricks this season, including nine in her last 12 games. A two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, Condon is second on the team in caused turnovers with 21 and is third in ground balls with 27.
Corcoran, Condon and the Quakers visit Penn State for the NCAA Quarterfinals on May 21 at noon. The winner advances to the 2016 NCAA Final Four at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. May 27-29.