PHILADELPHIA – Nina Corcroan has been named one of 50 players selected to the 2016 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, recognizing her as one of the top players in all of women’s lacrosse in the running for the sport’s top honor.
A senior co-captain for the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team, Corcoran is off to a hot start in 2016. In Penn’s season opener, she scored two goals and added four assists as the No. 13 Quakers knocked off Delaware, 12-10.
A second-team All-Ivy and second-team All-Region selection on attack last season, Corcoran registered 40 assists for the Red and Blue in 2015 – a new school record and third-most in a single season by any Ivy League player. Her four helpers in the first game of 2016 give her 73 for her career – third all-time at Penn.
“Nina is without a doubt our catalyst on attack,” said head coach Karin Corbett. “Her vision and passing ability make every member of our offensive unit dangerous. At the same time, when Nina sees an opening for herself she can finish with the best in the country. She is a true dual-threat on offense and someone we expect big things from this season.”
Over her 54 career games, Corcoran has recorded four or more points on 15 occasions. Dating back to the start of the 2015 season, she has totaled four or more points in nine of her last 20 games.
Corcoran and the Quakers head to No. 10 Duke on Sunday. First draw against the Blue Devils is scheduled for 12 p.m.