"It's like it's all coming full circle," Corzel said.
Corzel hopes this trip home goes better than one in the fall of 2011.
As she played in a scrimmage against Penn at Princeton, her left knee gave out as she pivoted on a draw control. She tore her anterior cruciate ligament and missed all of last season as a medical redshirt.
Corzel returned as a captain this season, starting every game and leading the team in ground balls.
"I really don't feel like I lost anything," Corzel said. "I feel like I'm just as fast and strong as I was."
Northwestern sophomore starting goalie Bridget Bianco also has plenty of reasons to feel at home at Villanova. But there's really only one that matters to her: Her mother will be there.
Bianco plays halfway across the country from her Moorestown home, and her mother, Tracey, doesn't fly.
That won't be a problem Friday.
"I consider it home, because my mom's coming," Bianco said. "This is really special that she'll be able to be here for the whole weekend."
Northwestern may be far from Moorestown geographically, but it had one major thing in common: dominance.
The Wildcats (19-2) are shooting for their eighth championship in the last nine years. Moorestown is the winningest girls' lacrosse team in the country over the last 13 years and has won 19 state championships.
"I come from Moorestown High School, and that's a huge legacy," Bianco said. "To come here and be a part of a program similar, just at the next level, I really thought that was a perfect fit for me."
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