Lacrosse player sets LU scoring record

David Corazalla passes the ball to teammate Sean Darroch. Photo by Carly Fristoe

Kyle Rhine | Reporter
From Print [March 17, 2016] | Lindenwood Legacy

David Corazalla passes the ball to teammate Sean Darroch. Photo by Carly Fristoe
David Corazalla passes the ball to teammate Sean Darroch.
Photo by Carly Fristoe

Junior lacrosse player David Corazalla has set a school record, scoring his 56th career collegiate goal in an 8-7 win against Alderson-Broaddus University.

He currently has 17 goals and three assists on the season. Corazalla is one of the team’s captains, and his coaches believe the team plays as a much stronger unit with him on the field.

Lacrosse head coach Jim Lange said, “We want him on the field as much as possible, he draws so much attention from the opposing team’s defense because he is so quick and has a great shot.”

Lange added that with Corazalla on the field, his teammates have greater ability to create their own opportunities. By drawing the attention from the defense, it creates space for other players to cash in on scoring chances.

Corazalla is a two-way attacker. He has the key attributes of speed, strength and athleticism.

Coaches aren’t worried if he gets stuck on defense because he has a strong sense of competitiveness. Lange describes Corazalla as “tenacious, brings another level of competitiveness and raises everyone else’s game.”

Lange believes that Corazalla’s leadership plays a big role on the team. He said that players look up to him, from his own experience of changing positions.

He played midfield his freshman year and made the change to attacking his sophomore year. His influence helps players adapt to playing other positions.

Lange said, “His work on and off the field in the weight room and his work in the classroom, all around great leader by example that the underclassmen can learn from.”

Lange believes Corazalla can take his game to an even higher level as he finishes out this season and returns next year.

“He doesn’t get down on himself when he doesn’t score when he has a wide open shot,” Lange said. “He is continuing to grow, and learning to save his energy on the field physically and mentally.”

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