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Where to begin with Corpuz? She passed one former teammate, Sydney Schultz, as Oswego East's career scoring leader, finishing with 1,304 career points, and tied another ex-teammate, Ty Battle, with 481 points this year. This year, she averaged 16.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.5 steals on an otherwise inexperienced Wolves' team. Corpuz is also the program's career leader in 3-pointers (168), steals (243), career free throws and free throws in a season.
And, oh yes, Corpuz, who will play at Johns Hopkins while going pre-med, also scored a 36 on her ACT, first in her school. She's the Record/Ledger Player of the Year.
"She has earned every accolade she's getting," Carretto said. "I've seen the hard work she's put in."
Corpuz attempted an impressive 166 free throws this year, making 130, which is great until one considers the hits she took on her 5-foot-4 frame. Corpuz got a big bump on her forehead in the regular season finale, and couldn't play against West Aurora because of a stomach virus. The long season did seem long.
"You see how tough and gritty she is, the way she goes about her routine and practice," Carretto said. "It takes a lot of determination to take a lot of hits and get fouled that many times, and she tries to get fouled some times."