Through 22 seasons as head coach at the University of Pennsylvania, Karin Corbett has established Penn as one of the nation's elite women's lacrosse programs. With 11 Ivy League championships in the past 13 years, 13 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, including three trips to the national semifinals, Corbett's teams have established themselves as perennial NCAA powers. The pinnacle of Corbett's tenure was the 2008 season where the Quakers were NCAA Finalists and spent a number of weeks ranked No. 1 in the country after defeating Northwestern in the regular season.
Corbett, who took over a team in 2000 that won only one game the previous year, has led her teams to 229 wins since -- averaging 11.5 wins per season.
Working primarily with the attack, Whitaker has guided Penn players to 14 of the top 23 single-season goal-scoring marks in program history since arriving at Penn in 2011. The Quakers have posted the top-two goal-scoring marks in program history as a team in 2018 and 2019, including a record 261 in 2018. Offensively, Gabby Rosenzweig set the single-season Penn record in both points (98) and assists (63) in 2019, while she was joined by midfielder Erin Barry as an IWLCA All-American. Rosenzweig followed up in 2020 as the program's career-points record holder (247).
Nicole Spencer enters her third season as an assistant coach for the University of Pennsylvania women's lacrosse program in 2022. She came to the Quakers after spending three years as an assistant at Marist, a coaching stop she made after a successful collegiate career with UMass.
As the offensive coordinator and draw control specialist with the Red Foxes, Spencer led two players to record-breaking seasons in 2019, guiding Hailey Wagner to the NCAA's single-season draw control record with 224 on the year, while Samantha Mehalick broke both the school and MAAC single-season scoring record with 79 goals, including 11 in a single game vs. Manhattan. Spencer oversaw 16 all-conference players while at Marist, while helping lead the Red Foxes to double-digit wins in back-to-back years for the first time since 2010.