Hope McCorkle '98, one of Lafayette's most recent two-sport superstars, was a record-setting performer in both track and field and volleyball during her four-year career on College Hill. The female recipient of the 1998 Charles L. Albert '08 Award, McCorkle was a five-time All-Patriot League performer in track and field. She won three individual Patriot League titles in the shot put and graduated as the program-record holder in three events. Her record 47'5" throw in the indoor shot put stood until 2008 and remains second all-time at Lafayette. Her 44'6.75" outdoor shot put mark ranks third and her 158'5" distance in the hammer throw stands at seventh. McCorkle's 134'6" throw in the javelin in 1996 is also the third best in program history.
Also a force at the net in her four seasons of volleyball on College Hill, McCorkle earned three Second Team All-Patriot League nods. She ranks first in Lafayette history and second all-time in the Patriot League with 611 career blocks. She twice led the league in blocks (1994, 1996) and ranked among the top 25 in the nation in all four of her seasons in Maroon and White. McCorkle holds the top four spots on the Leopards' single-season blocks list and appears three times on the Patriot League's single-season top-10 list. She also graduated as Lafayette's all-time kills leader, currently ranking third on the career ledger with 1,169 finishers.
McCorkle is a marketing specialist and currently resides in Easton.
McCorkle is the third women's track and field and first volleyball player in the Maroon Club Hall of Fame. She is the 29th multi-sport athlete and the ninth woman to be inducted for participating in multiple sports as a student-athlete.
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