Owner of a weighted 4.357 grade point average and the vice president of the National Honor Society at Fenwick, Corcoran was accepted at Catholic University, Providence, Villanova and RPI in addition to Lafayette (he was also wait-listed at Holy Cross). When it came down to making a decision on where he’d be spending his next four years, he went with his gut feeling.
“I remember I was pretty anxious when I knew the (acceptance) letter from Lafayette was coming, then really excited when I got it and found out I got in,” said the 18-year-old. “I figured if I was that excited over just getting into the school, I’d be even more excited to actually go there.”
Corcoran and his father Neil went to visit the school last August, then stayed with a member of the track team during an official NCAA visit in the fall. “It was nice to meet some of the guys on the team; they seem like a great group for me to hang out with,” he said.
The Leopards, who compete in the Patriot League, are coached by Julio Piazza. In addition, associate head coach Michele Curcio specializes in throwers and Corcoran is eager to begin work with the nationally recognized coach.
“I honestly wish I started (track and field) my freshman year; I would’ve liked to have been physically and athletically where I am now a year ago,” said Corcoran, who played soccer, basketball and baseball as a ninth grader. “But hindsight is 20/20, and I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else other than Fenwick.”