Georgetown improves to 11-3-2 overall
Amanda Carolan becomes the first Hoya to score four goals in a game since 2012
The Hoyas will travel to Villanova on Sunday
Georgetown registers its seventh-consecutive shutout
NCAA Tournament First Round Georgetown Women's Soccer 2, Hofstra 2 November 14, 2015 Washington, D.C. | Shaw Field
• He enters his 14th season at the helm with 169 career wins, including 10-straight seasons with at least 10 wins.
• The Blue & Gray set a program record with 20 wins in 2016, won the BIG EAST Championship and advanced to the NCAA College Cup
• Nolan has led the team to five-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and seven in the last 10 years.
• He has coached 10 All-Americans and five Hoyas who earned BIG EAST Player of the Year honors.
• Nolan has twice been named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year.
Dave Nolan enters his 14th season as the head coach of the Georgetown University women's soccer team and coming off the team's best season in program history following an appearance in the 2016 NCAA College Cup. Nolan, who has been part of the program for 19 years, has seen women's soccer grow from its infancy to the present, where the Hoyas are among the top teams in the country.
Since his arrival at Georgetown as an assistant coach in 1999 -- the program's seventh year of existence -- Nolan has guided the team to become one of the best in the BIG EAST and a legitimate NCAA Tournament contender, with five-straight appearances in the postseason tournament.
In the past 10 seasons, the team has set records for most wins twice (20 in 2016), most regular season wins (15 in 2013), most BIG EAST wins (8 in 2008 and 2011), highest BIG EAST finish (1st, winning the National Division in 2012), most shutouts (17), and a program-best start of 7-0-0 in 2010 after starting the 2008 season with an 8-0-2 record. Over that span, the Blue & Gray have made seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including the last five seasons and six of the last seven overall.
The 2016 season was the best in program history, with Nolan guiding the team to a 20-3-3 overall record, including the first-ever BIG EAST Championship and a run to the NCAA College Cup, falling to eventual national champion Southern California. Georgetown set program records for wins (20), shutouts (17) and goals scored (61) and two players -- junior Rachel Corboz and graduate student Marina Paul -- earned All-American honors. Nolan and his assistants were recognized by the United Soccer Coaches with the Coaching Staff of the Year Award.
In 2015, the Hoyas were an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-straight year after finishing the regular season with an 11-5-3 overall record and a 6-1-2 mark in the BIG EAST, earned the No. 2 seed in the league's tournament. Seven different players were recognized as All-BIG EAST selections, led by Second Team NSCAA All-American selection Rachel Corboz, who was also named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year.
During the 2014 campaign, Georgetown reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight year, reached the championship game of the BIG EAST Tournament for the second time in program history and finished the season with an 11-5-6 overall record and a 6-1-2 mark in league play. The Hoyas completed the season ranked No. 24 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Six different players earned All-BIG EAST honors, led by Second Team NSCAA All-America selection Daphne Corboz, who became Georgetown's all-time leading scorer and was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year.
In 2013, the Hoyas reached the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year, tying the school record for wins in a season and finished with a 16-3-2 record, including a 10-0-2 mark at Shaw Field. The Hoyas finished in second place in the BIG EAST Conference with a 7-1-1 record. GU hosted its first ever NCAA Tournament game, beating LaSalle, 2-0, and fell in the second round, 1-0, to No. 1-ranked Virginia. Six players earned All-BIG EAST honors, including Emily Menges, who was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, and Corboz, who was tabbed the league's midfielder of the year. In addition, Menges was named a First Team All-America by the NSCAA and Corboz earned second team honors.
The 2012 season was one of the most successful seasons in program history, as the Hoyas set a school record with 16 wins. Nolan was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year after leading the Blue & Gray to a 16-4-3 record and the National Division title with an 8-1-1 league record. Georgetown advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship for the first time in program history and then reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Corboz was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-America honors from the NSCAA.
In 2011, the Hoyas finished the season with a 15-6-0 overall record and an 8-3-0 mark in the BIG EAST, finishing in second place in the National Division and earning a first-round bye in the BIG EAST Tournament. GU posted a 3-1 win over Syracuse in the quarterfinals and advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals for the second time in program history. Three of Nolan's players were named All-BIG EAST First Team, including Ingrid Wells, who was named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and a First Team All-American for the third time in her career.
In 2010, the Hoyas were selected to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history and advanced to the Elite Eight after wins over Siena, Maryland and Minnesota, posting the best record in school history at 15-7-2. Georgetown started the year with a 7-0-0 record and finished the regular season with a 13-6-1 mark, reaching the BIG EAST Championship Tournament for the sixth time in the last seven seasons with a first round bye. Led by BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and First Team All-American Wells, the Hoyas boasted an offense that ranked second in the league in goals per game (2.04) and ranked among the top 30 in the country. Five players earned All-BIG EAST honors as the Hoyas advanced to the NCAA Tournament and beat Siena in the first round (5-1) before toppling No. 1 seed Maryland in the second round in penalty kicks. A thrilling 1-0 win at Minnesota in the third round advanced the Blue & Gray to the Elite Eight, where the season would end with a 2-0 loss at Ohio State. The Hoyas ended the 2010 season ranked No. 18 in the country in the NSCAA poll.
In 2009, Georgetown reached the BIG EAST Championship Tournament for the fifth time in six seasons behind one of the top offenses in the nation. The Blue & Gray averaged 2.25 goals per contest and were led by BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Sara Jordan and fellow First Team All-BIG EAST member Wells. The duo combined for 15 goals and 18 assists in leading the Hoyas to their third-consecutive season of 10 wins or more. In 2008, a high-powered offense (2.54 goals per game) was complemented by a talented defense (0.59 goals-against per game) that led to the Hoyas finishing the regular season with a 13-3-2 record and hosted the BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinals for the first time in program history.
Nolan led the program to one of the best turnarounds in the country in 2007, as the Hoyas rebounded from a 5-9-5 record the year before to finish the regular season with a 13-6-0 mark. Georgetown advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals for the first time in program history after beating No. 23 Connecticut on the road in the quarterfinals on Nov. 4. This success earned Georgetown its first NSCAA/adidas No. 1 Regional Ranking and a series of first National Top 20 rankings by the NSCAA/adidas (No. 17), Soccer America (No. 16), SoccerBuzz Magazine (No. 19), and TopDrawerSoccer.com (No. 20) in addition to a number of national, regional, and BIG EAST individual honors, highlighted by two All-Americans and the 2007 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year (Wells).
While a Hoya assistant, Nolan coordinated recruiting, developed goalkeepers and worked closely with Head Coach Diane Drake in all aspects of preparing the team. He brings a wide range of coaching experience to the Hilltop, having played and coached at various national and international levels.
Nolan came to Georgetown in 1999 after spending the 1998 season on the Seton Hall women's soccer staff, serving as the goalkeeper coach. Prior to his coaching stint at Seton Hall, Nolan was an assistant coach at Farleigh Dickinson University during the 1997 fall season.
A member of the National Team Pool in Ireland at the youth level, Nolan came to the United States and played soccer at Seton Hall. A four-year starter, he led the Pirates to four-consecutive NCAA tournament berths and two BIG EAST Conference championships. Selected to the 1987 BIG EAST Conference Tournament team, Nolan was named the BIG EAST Conference Student-Athlete of the Year in 1991. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance in 1991 and later earned a master of business administration in 1993, also from Seton Hall.
Nolan holds a premier national license from the NSCAA and a United States Soccer Federation "A" license.