PHILADELPHIA – For the third time this season, Nina Corcoran has been deemed the Ivy League’s Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts on attack for the surging Quakers.
Corcoran tallied 10 points for the second week in a row as Penn won two road games to improve to 5-1 overall this season.
On Tuesday, Corcoran went for seven points – scoring twice and adding five assists – as Penn scored a 12-6 win over Saint Joseph’s in a Philly battle.
She followed that up with three assists on the road on Saturday at Georgetown as the Quakers knocked off the Hoyas, 15-8.
Corcoran has now scored 20 points over her last four games, and her 18 assists lead the Ivy League while ranking No. 6 among all Division I players. She is averaging 3.0 assists-per-game, which ranks No. 3 among all players. In terms of points, her 25 this season are No. 1 in the Ivy League and 25th among all DI players.
Corcoran has 87 career assists after the past week’s game, second-most all-time by a Penn Quaker and the fifth-most among active Division I players. She has 146 career points, ranking sixth all-time at Penn.
The Offensive Player of the Week award is the third for Corcoran through four weeks of the 2016 season – the first time in League history that a player has had at least a share of the Offensive Player of the Week Award three times in the first four weeks. She is the first Quaker to repeat as Offensive Player of the Week since Tory Bensen did so March 9 and 16 of last season.
Corcoran and the Quakers – ranked No. 16 in this week’s IWLCA Coaches Poll – are next in action on March 19 at No. 17 Towson at 3 p.m.