Editor, Lacrosse Magazine Online
Corey oversees content for Lacrosse Magazine Online (www.laxmagazine.com) and also contributes to the print magazine.
At US Lacrosse since:
Penn State University ’08, B.A. Journalism, B.A. Anthropology
Sports reporter, Newsday (N.Y.), (Aug. 2008-June 2010);
Contributing writer, Inside Lacrosse (April 2007-June 2010);
Contributing writer, Lacrosse Magazine (Feb. 2007-June 2010).
What do you like most about lacrosse?
I like the on-field action, how lacrosse is a game that mixes attributes of so many sports. Lacrosse is an exciting sport to watch, and I think the game will continue to appeal to a growing number of players, coaches and fans as the sport grows around the country and overseas.
Who is your all-time favorite athlete?
Joe Montana. An all-time great quarterback who had great poise and consistently won games. Growing up, I was a huge football fan (still am) and was a quarterback as a kid and played football until high school. Some of the first sporting events I remember watching were NFL games from the early 1990s. At that point, Montana had already won four Super Bowls with the 49ers, but was now playing the end of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs and wearing No. 19. I decided to wear that number when I played football and baseball. I’m a New York Jets fan, but was mainly a Montana fan when I started watching football.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a semi-expert Rock Band drummer. Being a full expert on the game is very hard, as anyone who has tried could tell you. "Green Grass and High Tides" by The Outlaws is a killer.
What’s one thing most people would not know about you?
I once enjoyed food and conversation at Joe Paterno’s house in State College, Pa., while he was there. It was for a media function when I was covering football for our student newspaper, The Daily Collegian, and I acted professionally when talking with Paterno and other media people. But I was also a Penn State student, and inside I was in awe, like, "Am I really here?" Paterno reminded me of my Italian grandfather — who is about the same age — just in some of the things he said about working hard and his sense of humor, and this comparison held up during the season. Paterno is also an extremely smart guy as many people know. I wasn’t surprised at all to see a large encyclopedia set and other leather-bound books and maps of the world in one of the rooms. Joe’s wife, Sue, also served homemade pie and ice cream for dessert. Quite an experience that I won’t forget.
What’s your hometown?
Bay Shore, N.Y., on Long Island’s south shore. It’s the gateway to Fire Island.
What is your favorite food?
Grilled cheese with bacon.