Ferrizzi '22 prepares for liftoff at the Centennial Conference Championships. Photo Courtesy of Muhlenberg Athletics

Her age was not a factor. Jumper and thrower, Corrin Ferrizzi ‘22, of Pottstown, PA, stunned the entire track and field team, the Centennial Conference, and all her coaches, as she was recognized for her achievements at the Centennial Conference Indoor Championship. Ferrizzi was the first Muhlenberg athlete to be named Centennial Conference Most Outstanding Rookie, as well as being named All-Mideast Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Obtaining all of her medals in the triple jump and 4×100, Ferizzi earned such praise from the coaches association for being a top-five triple jumper in the Mideast.

These medals and titles Ferrizzi has accumulated her first year at Muhlenberg has made her a force to be reckoned with. With only a few months of college under her belt, Corrin has made a forceful statement and has the rest of her college career to look forward to.

Since the very beginning of the indoor track season, she has placed in the top five virtually every time, and most recently, in her first place finish at the 2019 Centennial Conference Indoor Championship in the triple jump. Corrin was the first to claim a gold medal for Mules since 2006.

Being recruited, Ferrizzi has made head coach, Brad Hackett, a happy man. “I think it is exciting as a coach any time anyone on the team earns postseason recognition and I also have to believe that there is a benefit from a recruiting standpoint any time members of our team have success,” said Hackett.

Hackett understands how deserving she is and knows  that she has worked hard for those gold and silver medals and the several recognitions.

While the winter season is coming to a close soon enough and with their next meet at Lafayette on Mar. 30, Coach Hackett wants to remain focused on what the squad still has to finish before moving on to the spring, and on to her sophomore year on the team. “As far as next year is concerned, we will have to cross that bridge when we come to it after the outdoor season concludes.”

Leading up to her recognitions, Ferrizzi had been named Muhlenberg College athlete of the week, impressing the Division III school as well as Division I schools with her talent and perseverance, not letting her age and inexperience hinder her performance.

This honor certainly did not come easy. After hours of practice and dedication, Ferrizzi gave and continues to give it everything she has. This award has meant a lot to her. “I was very excited. It was amazing to see the results of all the hard work I put in.” Being recognized by the Centennial Conference allowed the freshman to show her true potential and show everyone that she means business. “I feel honored to be recognized” said Ferrizzi.

Ferrizzi is eager to end strong, just like the way she started. “This award is definitely a big motivator to keep practicing hard” Ferrizzi continued. The next step, the outdoor season. With this season flying by, Corrin wants to continue on her hot streak and is anxious to see what the next season brings along. “I hope that I can keep the momentum going into my spring season. I would love to PR again and hopefully be able to qualify for nationals in the outdoor season.”

With Hackett, and the rest of her support system behind her, Ferrizzi aims to make this dream into a reality and hopefully come away with many more medals and honors.

Samantha Brenner is a sophomore and a Jewish Studies major and English Minor. When she is not writing for the Muhlenberg Weekly sports, she can be found watching her favorite teams on TV, the Rangers, Knicks, Giants, and Mets, hanging out with her sorority sisters, or at Wegmans.


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