Aug. 26, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Hoyas in the first two games of the season last weekend in San Diego.
Georgetown posted a 3-1 win over host University of San Diego on Friday night in the first game of the Torero Classic and played to a scoreless draw with Long Beach State on Sunday.
The Hoyas, 1-0-1, are ranked No. 15 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 15 by Soccer America.
Newins made one save in the team's win on Friday night against San Diego and then posted six saves in the shutout on Sunday. Newins, an All-BIG EAST Third Team selection in 2013, has 24 career shutouts.
Senior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), a preseason All-American candidate and a nominee for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award, was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after scoring one goal and assisting on two more in Friday night's win.
Georgetown plays its home opener on Friday, Aug. 29 against North Carolina State. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. on Shaw Field.