Two of the Red and Blue's women’s lacrosse players were honored by Inside Lacrosse this week as part of its year-long awards recognition. Senior attack Nina Corcoran and freshman defender Katy Junior received awards after being named on the All-ILWomen team and the All-Rookie team, respectively.
Penn was the only Ivy League women's lacrosse program to have a player on both of those teams. The Quakers were, of course, led by 2016 IWLCA second-team All-American Nina Corcoran, who had a history-making year to finish off her legendary tenure in University City.
In 2016, Corcroan set multiple records for both Penn and the Ivy League — including assists in a single season, 58, and assists in a career, 127 — while carrying her team to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Corcoran was named Unanimous Ivy League Attacker of the Year and was a first-team All-Ivy selection, leading the country in assists and assists-per-game along the way.
Junior, meanwhile, was the only freshman to start all 20 games for the Red and Blue in 2016, and finished third on the squad with 18 caused turnovers while adding 26 ground balls. She was at her best in the postseason, earning ILWomen.com National Rookie of the Week honors for her three caused turnovers and two groundballs in the quarterfinals against Penn State. Despite this effort, the seventh-seeded Quakers lost to the Nittany Lions, 8-4, in a bitter end to their memorable season.
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