PHILADELPHIA – A pair of program records set last week propelled Nina Corcoran to her sixth Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week award of 2016 – continuing to add to her Ivy League record for weekly awards in a single season.
Corcoran broke two school records in Penn’s 12-7 win at Princeton on Wednesday night, establishing new program bests in career assists and single-season assists. She would go on to extend her records on Saturday, piling on more helpers in a crucial road win at Yale.
Against the No. 11 Tigers, Corcoran had two goals and five assists for seven points as Penn dominated its archrival from start to finish to move into a first place tie in the Ivy League. On Penn’s 10th goal of the game, Corcoran dished out her 109th career assist and broke Sherry Marcantonio’s school record for career assist in the process – a record which had stood since 1983.
On Penn’s next goal, Corcoran broke a record which had stood for a much shorter period of time- her own single season record of 40 which had been set in 2015.
She would follow up her five-assist night against Princeton with five more helpers against Yale to keep Penn in first place and one win away from a ninth Ivy League title in 10 years.
Corcoran leads the nation in assists with her 47 – four away from breaking the Ivy League record for assists in a single season. Her 116 assists over her career are third-most all-time in the Ivy League and she is nine away from breaking the Ivy League’s record for assists in a career.
Penn – which moved up to No. 14 in this week’s IWLCA Coaches Poll – will at No. 18 Cornell on April 30. The winner secures at least a share of the 2016 Ivy League championship. The game will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN3 at 1 p.m.