Sophomore Daphne Corboz Selected as Soccer America First Team MVP
Jan. 15, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University sophomore Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) was one of 11 players nationally selected to the Soccer America First Team Most Valuable Player squad, recognizing the top players in Division I women's soccer. Corboz was the only sophomore selected to the first team.
It was another in a long line of honors for the midfielder, who was named a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in December and was again the youngest player selected to that team. She was also named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer and was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year.
Corboz helped to lead Georgetown to one of the most successful seasons in program history as the Hoyas set a school record with 16 wins. The Blue & Gray finished the 2012 season with a 16-4-3 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, the Hoyas posted an 8-1-1 record in the BIG EAST Conference and won the BIG EAST National Division title.
A 5-2 sophomore, Corboz was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year after a record-setting season for the Hoyas. Overall, Corboz set a Georgetown single-season record with 44 points scored. She scored a school single-season record 18 goals while adding eight assists. Corboz ranked 11th in the country in points per game (1.91), 10th in goals per game and tied for seventh in goals scored overall (18).
In 10 BIG EAST Conference games this season, she tallied a league-high 27 points and 12 goals. Corboz, who scored at least one point in six league games, set a BIG EAST record with 11 points in an 8-0 win at Pittsburgh on Sept. 30, scoring five goals.