#17 Corrine Drost
Senior • Attack
Parkton, Md. • Hereford, Md.
April 13, 2011
A high-scoring attacker and a solid All-Colonial Athletic Association candidate, Corrine is a three-year letterwinner for the Blue Hens and shares team co-captain duties with Kalyn McDonough for first-year head coach Kateri Linville. She has scored at least 10 goals in each of her four seasons with the Blue Hens and currently leads the squad with 26 goals this season.
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1.What is your major/minor at Delaware?
I am majoring in Human Services.
2. What has been your best experience playing lacrosse at Delaware?
My best experience so far has been competing in the CAA championship finals in 2009. We came back from an 8-5 deficit and we competed down to the last second to pull to within 8-7. We had a tough start to our season that year, but we managed to click at the right time and we were able to walk off the field knowing that we put our whole hearts into that game.
3. Do you have any future goals when it comes to lacrosse?
My goal for my lacrosse experience as a whole while at UD has always been to win a CAA championship and compete in the NCAA Tournament. I truly think that my teammates and I have been given all of the opportunities to make this season a success!
4.What has your experience been like at Delaware?
Delaware was my first choice both academically and athletically. I love the University. I could not see myself anywhere else. We have a big senior class this year, but we are all so close. I would not choose a group of any other girls to go through this experience with. We have been through a lot and we stuck together to make these four years great.
5.Who was the biggest influence on your overall lacrosse career?
My dad is by far my biggest influence in my lacrosse career. He is the reason why my dream of playing lacrosse at the Division 1 level has come true. He has been there for me through all of the ups and downs and he has pushed me to become the player that I am. In my whole athletic career, I cannot think of a time he missed a game. It did not matter what his schedule was like, he would switch things around to make sure he was there to cheer me on.
6. With your success as a scorer at Delaware, what is your biggest advice/tactics for scoring goals?
Repetition. I try to take 15 minutes every day to shoot a bag of balls. My dad has always told me 'just keep shooting, you are not going to make them all, but you never know if you don’t try.' This is something that always sticks with me, especially in my last season. I won’t get any of these games back so I have to make the most of them.
7. Do you have any pre-game or post-game routines/rituals that you go through before a game?
I play wall ball before every game and think about what I want to accomplish in the game. Each game I specifically pick out and play for that person (usually my dad or mom) and write their name on my wrist.
8. What are the key lessons you have learned that you've taught as a lacrosse coach over the summer?
That coaching is harder then it looks. It is hard to break down the fundamentals to teach a younger child because they are so ingrained in me that I do not even have to think about them. But the girls that I coach are willing to try anything I ask of them. They just want to soak up every last bit of information I can give them. They make me realize why I loved the sport so much as a child.
9. What are your goals for the rest of the season?
I really want to see my teammates and I play to our full potential. I want to make sure that after this season I have no regrets and that I did everything to make the best of my college lacrosse experience. I also want a CAA championship in our new home at Delaware Stadium.
10. As a co-captain, what are your biggest responsibilities to the team?
Acting as a liaison between the coaching staff and the team and making sure that the lines of communication are kept open.