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Cornell University

Cornell University Athletics
Teagle Hall Campus Road Ithaca, NY 14853
Division 1 New York Northeast
Private Large National competitor

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Jenny Graap

Jenny Graap returned to Cornell in 1997 with one goal in mind: to build the Big Red women’s lacrosse team into a championship contender. With the only two Ivy League regular titles in school history, an appearance in the NCAA Final Four, five NCAA appearances, eight Ivy Tournament appearances and a title in 2016 and two ECAC crowns, she only continues to build on a legacy of more than two decades on the sideline at her alma mater. In April 2021, she became the first Karin Bain Kukral '82 Head Coach for Women’s Lacrosse when the position was endowed.


Now entering her 26th year at the helm in 2021-22, Graap has been honored as the 2002 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Coach of the Year, the 2006 Inside Lacrosse Magazine Northeast Coach of the Year, the 2017 Ivy League Coach of the Year and a three-time IWLCA Northeast Coach of the Year (2002, 2006, 2016), while developing the Big Red women’s lacrosse program into one of the most successful in the nation.


Graap, who accumulated 21 wins in four years at George Mason before taking the reigns at Cornell, has built an Ivy League and national title contender in her first two decades. She has posted a 212-144 record at Cornell and a 233-188 mark in 27 years as a head coach. She reached her 200th career win in dramatic fashion, defeating Penn, 11-10, on May 8, 2016, to win the Big Red's first-ever Ivy League Tournament Championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


In her tenure at Cornell, Graap has had 97 All-Ivy selections, 55 IWLCA All-Region selections, 18 IWLCA national All-Americans, three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, four Ivy League Players of the Year and one national player of the year finalist. Her teams have reached postseason play 11 times since she returned to Cornell and have won at least 10 games nine times as well.

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Bill Olin

Honors & Accomplishments


• Big Red has won one Ivy title, advanced to the NCAA second round and qualified for the Ivy Tournament two times in three seasons on the sidelines.


• Has helped develop six All-Ivy League defensive players, including 2017 conference Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-American Catie Smith.


• Served as first men's lacrosse head coach at Capital University, posting a 35-15 record in three years.


Coaching Experience


• Assistant Coach, Cornell University (2016-present)


• Head Coach, Capital University men’s lacrosse (2014-16)


• Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Iron Horse Academy (2012-14)


• Assistant Coach, SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse (2010-12)


Playing Experience


• Rutgers University (2006-10)


• Four-year starting goalkeeper


• Three-time ECAC Defensive Player of the Week


• Two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Week


• Three-time All-ECAC Academic team member


Education


• B.A., History, Rutgers University (2010)


• M.E., Education, SUNY Potsdam (2012)


At Cornell


Bill Olin was named assistant coach for the Cornell women's lacrosse program in July 2016 and has made an immediate impact on the defense, helping the Big Red to an Ivy title, a pair of conference tournament appearances and an NCAA Tournament second round finish in 2017.


Olin has had four All-Ivy defenders and two all-league goalkeepers, including assisting in the development of 2017 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year Catie Smith. His defenses have allowed fewer than 10 goals 21 times in the last three seasons, going 20-1 in those contests.


Prior to Cornell


Olin spent three years at Capital, becoming the first head coach in program history and leading the team to immediate success, compiling a 35-15 (.700) overall record and the 2015 OAC regular season title. In three seasons, his players collected 16 All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors, including nine first-team nods. He was named Capital's Coach of the Year by its Student-Athlete Advisory Council in both 2014 and 2015.


His 2015 squad won the OAC regular season championship in just the second year of the program's existence. The team finished with a regular season record of 14-3, including 6-0 in conference play, before finishing as league's tournament runner-up. Capital had eight members named to the all-OAC teams, including Defensive Player of the Year, Tate Stover. Brennan O'Callaghan was the recipient of the OAC Freshman of the Year and OAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year awards. At year's end, Olin was named the OAC Coach of the Year.


Under Olin's tutelage, the Crusaders ranked 21st in NCAA Division III in scoring defense (6.93 gpg.) and seventh in the nation in caused turnovers per game (13.21 pg.) in the program's first varsity season.


Prior to his time at Capital, Olin served as coach/director of recruiting at Iron Horse Academy, a lacrosse club based in Texas that prepares high school age players for competition at the college level. He also had been an assistant men's lacrosse coach and defensive coordinator at the State University of New York at Potsdam (2010-12). He helped Potsdam to its first-ever conference tournament final in 2011 and one of his defenders was named SUNYAC Player of the Year and garnered honorable mention All-America accolades.


Playing Career


A four-year starting goalkeeper at Rutgers, Olin earned ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors three times and Big East Defensive Player of the Week twice during his career. He was a three-year member of the All-ECAC Academic team and was named to the Big East Honor Roll in 2010.


Personal


A native of Horseheads, N.Y., Olin earned his bachelor's in history from Rutgers in 2010 and his master's in education from Potsdam in 2012. He and his wife Katelynn have a daughter, Findley, and a son, Brooks.

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Margaret Corzel

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.


Coaching Experience

• Assistant Coach, Cornell University (2016-present)

• Assistant Coach, Pride Girls Lacrosse Club (2015)

• Assistant Coach, PhantastixClub (2013-15)


Playing Experience

• 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)


Education

• B.S., Business Administration and Psychology, University of North Carolina (2015)


At Cornell

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.


Playing Career

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.


Personal

Corzel, at 2015 graduate, was a double major at UNC, earning bachelor degrees in business administration and psychology.

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