Chris Corbeil is hitting the books hard in addition to opponents in 2018.
The captain of the Saskatchewan Rush will soon complete his M-B-A at Western University in London, Ont.
The veteran defender said juggling school with the demands of a pro lacrosse season is challenging but manageable.
“I’m in London now so that makes the commute, the travel a little more hectic,” said Corbeil who added getting to every game means flying out of London or driving to Toronto to catch flights for contests at home and on the road.
“You learn to balance it, I did when I was doing my undergrad too, all those years ago, so I got a little practice, luckily I’ve got coaching and staff that are really supportive about me doing it, so it’s a good environment.”
The eight-year NLL veteran who will turn 30 this May hopes one-day lacrosse will evolve into a sport that provides a full-time income. However, the 2016 NLL All-Pro second team member said there is a job to go back to after obtaining his master’s degree.
“I work at a hedge fund and I have a little equity in the fund now,” said Corbeil who is grateful for the support of his bosses.
“It’s a great working environment, again very supportive allowing me to travel for lacrosse if I need to as long as I have my work done, so I’m very fortunate I have an employer that’s flexible with that.”
Corbeil scored two of his three goals this season in last Friday’s stunning 16-15 overtime loss to Buffalo but blames himself for a late penalty that contributed to the Bandits comeback victory at SaskTel Centre.
He spent the night before studying and said “tongue in cheek” he may have been studying the wrong notes.
“You can ask my roommate, Kyle I had my casebooks open, I was reading, but I don’t know, maybe should have been reading my (Buffalo Bandits) scouting report instead,” said Corbeil.
The Rush takes a 4-1 record into Saturday’s Saddledome showdown against the Roughnecks in Calgary. Game time is 8 p.m., with the Rush-Hour pregame show on 98-COOL on the air at 7 o’clock.