PHILADELPHIA - After a 15-5 season and a trip to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, the University of Pennsylvania women's lacrosse team finished ninth in the final Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll of 2016.
The Quakers took home the Ivy League Championship with a 6-1 record in conference play, and won a pair of games in the NCAA Tournament over Wagner and Towson to advance to the quarterfinals for the fourth time in program history. Additionally, Penn played a program-record 20 games in 2016.
Individually, Nina Corcoran and Alex Condon were named All-Americans by the IWLCA for their efforts in leading Penn to its ninth Ivy League championship in 10 years.
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 Leaguer in a single season all-time.
Corcoran finished with 127 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.
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 led the Quakers and was third in the Ivy League with 41 goals – sixth-most in a single season all-time by a Quaker.
She had 10 hat tricks this season, including nine in her last 13 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.
Finally, Karin Corbett was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year and is the only coach to appear in all seven of the Ivy League Championship Tournaments.