PHILADELPHIA – Add another honor to the illustrious coaching career of Karin Corbett, head coach of the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team, as she was named Ivy League Coach of the Year for the 2016 season.
Corbett guided the Quakers to their ninth Ivy League championship in the last 10 years as Penn went 6-1 in Ivy play. Overall, Corbett and the Quakers are 12-3 and ranked No. 12 in the most recent IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll.
Corbett concludes the regular season with a career record at Penn of 187-97 which equates to a .658 winning percentage. Since 2007, Corbett’s teams are 133-42 (.760).
In Ivy League play, Corbett has a career record of 86-33 (.714) and her teams are an astounding 65-5 (.929) in Ivy games since the start of the 2007 season.
The 2016 season has seen Corbett’s team win 12 games for the seventh time in the past 10 years. Six of her players were named All-Ivy at the conclusion of the regular season –including Nina Corcoran who was a unanimous selection as Ivy League Attacker of the Year. Corcoran’s 48 assists this season are a program record and two off the Ivy League single-season mark, and have helped pace the Red and Blue to 10.67 goals-per-game – currently the sixth-best single season average in program history.
The six All-Ivy selections this season give Corbett 85 for her career as head coach of the Quakers, and she has coached five positional Players of the Year since the Ivy League instituted those awards in 2013 – more than any other Ivy head coach. Before the Ivy League broke down its yearly award by position, Corbett had coached three Ivy League Player of the Year winners and two Ivy League Rookies of the Year.
The 2007 IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse National Coach of the Year, Corbett was also named IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year in 2008.
Three times a winner of the Ivy League Tournament, Corbett will again lead her team into the Ivy’s postseason tournament for the seventh consecutive season – the only head coach in the Ancient Eight to appear in all seven ILTs. Two wins at Franklin Field this weekend will give Corbett and the Quakers an automatic bid to their tenth consecutive NCAA Tournament.