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.

Now entering her 23rd year at the helm in 2018-19, 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 208-142 record at Cornell and a 229-186 mark in 26 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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Margaret Corzel

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

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Bill Olin

Bill Olin was named assistant coach for the Cornell women's lacrosse program in July 2016. Olin spent the previous three seasons building the Capital University Division III men's lacrosse program from the ground up.

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.

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.

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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