In about three weeks, the Georgetown University women’s soccer team will arrive back on the Hilltop as preseason camp for the 2017 season begins. The Hoyas, coming off their most successful season in program history, welcome eight newcomers to the program.
As the preseason draws near, we’ll get a chance to know a bit about the incoming freshmen, with Isabelle Fuchs (Concord, Mass./Middlesex School) this week. Fuchs is a two-time member of the Region 1 and State Olympic Development Program in 2015 and 2016. She was named all-state twice in high school (2015 and 2016) and was a national champion runner-up with FC Stars of Mass in 2015.
Favorite athlete and why …
Veronica Boquete (Spanish national team member). She has jaw dropping skill and creativity. She is such a smart player and always seems to be five steps ahead of her opponents.
If I didn't play soccer, I would …
(I would go nuts) Run track.
Favorite summer activity …
Reading on the beach during my long breaks while getting paid as a lifeguard, going on adventures in the city or around the town with friends.
How many siblings do you have?
Two siblings. An older brother and sister.
What brought you to the Hilltop?
The competitiveness of the team, and the exposure to U.S. history, foreign affairs, and domestic politics.
What's your favorite type of music and artist?
Alternative rock. Elton John.
Last fun thing you did …
Explored Chinatown with my friend.
What are you most looking forward to in college?
Playing soccer and representing my school!
Biggest fear …
If you were stranded on an island, what three things couldn't you live without?
Soccer ball, a book and my pillow.
Do you have any pets?
None right now, but I used to have a beta fish named Bud.
Favorite soccer memory …
Assisting three goals to come back from a two-goal deficit against a team that my high school had not beaten in 20 years. The game was so intense, and every player worked so hard.
Favorite food …
Mac and Cheese.
Georgetown advanced to the NCAA College Cup for the first time in program history and lost to eventual national champion Southern California. The Hoyas, seeded No. 2 in their region in the NCAA Tournament, finished the season with a 20-3-3 overall record and won the BIG EAST Tournament Championship for the first time in program history. Georgetown set program records for wins (20), shutouts (17) and goals scored (61).