Honors & Accomplishments
• 2002 IWLCA and 2006 Inside Lacrosse National Coach of the Year.
• Three-time IWLCA Northeast Coach of the Year (2002, 2006, 2016).
• All-time winningest coach in Cornell women’s lacrosse history.
• Has guided the program to two Ivy League regular season (2006, 2017) and one Ivy League Tournament (2016) championships as well as five NCAA Tournament appearances (2000, 2001, 2006, 2016, 2017).
• Coached 97 All-Ivy, 55 IWLCA All-Region, 18 IWLCA All-America, four Ivy League Player of the Year, three CoSIDA Academic All-America and one national Player of the Year finalist selections.
• Her 2002 NCAA Tournament semifinal team was the first women’s squad to reach an NCAA Final Four in any sport in school history.
• Assistant Coach, Cornell University (2016-present)
• Assistant Coach, Pride Girls Lacrosse Club (2015)
• Assistant Coach, PhantastixClub (2013-15)
• University of North Carolina (2011-15)
• Three-year captain
• Second-team All-ACC in 2015
• Part of one NCAA championship (2013), two national finalist (2013, 15) and three NCAA semifinalist squads (2011, 13,15)
• Two-time winner of department’s Leader Distinction Award, the highest leadership award present to UNC student-athletes
• Philadelphia Force, UWLL (2015)
• B.S., Business Administration and Psychology, University of North Carolina (2015)
Margaret Corzel joined the Cornell women's lacrosse program as an assistant coach in August 2016. In three short seasons on the sidelines, she has been instrumental in the program’s success – an Ivy title, two league tournament bids and an appearance in the NCAA second round in 2017.
During her time on head coach Jenny Graap’s staff, the Big Red has had four attack/midfielders capture first-team All-Ivy honors. The offense she regulates has surpassed double digit goals in 40 games, posting a 28-12 record in those games.
Prior to Cornell
Corzel joined the Big Red staff after spending 2015 working as a legal solutions provider at Transperfect Legal Solutions in Washington, D.C. and coaching the Pride Girls Lacrosse Club in MacLean, Va.
The Berwyn, Pa. native also spent time as a coach of the Phantastix, a club lacrosse program based in Philadelphia, from 2013-15. She was responsible for planning and organizing practices and creating recruiting opportunities for her players.
Corzel had a standout playing career at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, winning the 2013NCAA Division I National Championship, and spent the spring playing for the Philadelphia Force in the United Women’s Lacrosse League. Corzel appeared in all nine games during the inaugural season for the club and the league.
The defender was a three-year captain for the Tar Heels and played in 83 career games, racking up 117 ground balls and causing 61 turnovers. Corzel was named to the All-ACC second-team in 2015. She helped the UNC program reach three NCAA Tournament semifinals (2011, 2013, 2015) and two finals (2013, 2015). Corzel also shares the program record for games started in a season with 22.
She was named to the All-ACC Academic Team in 2014 and to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2011, 2012, and 2014. As a freshman, Corzel was selected by the UNC athletic department to participate in the Carolina Leadership Academy. She was a two-time winner of the Leader Distinction Award, which is the highest leadership award presented to student-athletes at UNC.
Corzel, at 2015 graduate, was a double major at UNC, earning bachelor degrees in business administration and psychology.