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Michael Corbolotti

School

Cornell University

Position
Midfielder
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Michael Corbolotti

Classroom

Michael is an outstanding student-athlete, possessing a 3.7 grade point average in economics, including a 4.2 GPA this past fall. He has plans to work on Wall Street after he graduates. This past summer, he worked toward that goal by holding an internship with CNET Network.

Character

Michael joined the Big Red lacrosse team as a walk-on during his freshman season and despite being hampered by injuries during his first two seasons, he has persevered and had he’s most successful season last year, playing nine games for Cornell’s 2007 national semifinal team. This year, Michael looks to take over a starting role on the Big Red’s midfield. Michael has been a member of the Cornell Tradition program during his four years on East Hill. The Cornell Tradition is a nationally acclaimed fellowship that recognizes and rewards extraordinary commitment to work and community service among students who also possess strong academic credentials. Michael is one of just 600 students (out of the universities 13,000 undergraduates) to be enrolled in the program.

Community

Michael’s commitment to community service is among the best on the team. He is the Co-President of the 21 Run, a 5k walk/run organized each year by the members of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team to benefit the Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca. Each year, the 21 Run raises approximately $10,000 to help fight illiteracy in the local community. This fall, Michael has been heavily involved in helping to plan the Save the Day Lacrosse Tournament. The single-day event rose over $2,000 dollars for the Dream Factory of Central New York, as they continue in their mission to grant the wishes of critically and chronically ill children. Michael has also participated in “Americans Helping Americans”, a program designed to send care packages and letters to military personnel serving in Iraq.

Competition

Michael has continually improved during his time with the Cornell lacrosse team, increasing his playing time each season. As a freshman walk-on, he saw action in just one game, but increased that to four games as a sophomore. Las season proved to be his most successful to date, seeing action in 14 games and scoring two goals. However, Michael is poised to go onto bigger and better things this year. He has been moved into a starters role on the Cornell midfield and will look to capitalize on an increase in playing time. According to the coaching staff, throughout his time at Cornell Michael has played an integral role in practice and on game day by building team chemistry and providing a great example of perseverance and work ethic. His attitude and leadership have greatly impacted our team’s success, and his hard work paid off in the 2007 National Semifinal game when he scored a huge goal for us in a crucial fourth quarter rally against Duke.