Sept. 16, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University junior women's soccer player Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) was named the BIG EAST's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Corboz helped lead the Hoyas to an 8-0 win over Yale on Friday.
It was the seventh-straight win to open the season for the Hoyas, who are now 7-0-0 overall. The 7-0-0 start marks the second time in four years (2010) that the Blue & Gray have started a season with seven-straight wins. The eight goals scored by the Hoyas were a season-high and the most by a Hoya team since last year, when the team twice scored eight goals in a game, first in an 8-0 win over Seton Hall on Sept. 14 and then an in an 8-0 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 30.
Georgetown is ranked No. 12 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 12 by Soccer America.
Corboz, who missed the first five games of the season with an injury, saw her first extensive playing time of the season in the win over Yale, playing 38 minutes. The 2013 BIG EAST Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year made the most of her time, scoring two goals and adding three assists in the win.
It was the fifth multi-goal game of her career and moved her into fifth place on the all-time scoring list on the Hilltop with 73 points. She has 30 career goals and 13 assists. Corboz needs two more goals to pass Ingrid Wells (C'11) for second on the all-time goals scored list.
Corboz, a midfielder, was named the 2012 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 was tied for seventh in goals scored overall (18). In 10 BIG EAST Conference games, 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.
She was selected a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) at the end of the season and was one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy. Also recognized by the BIG EAST was senior Mary Kroening (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury), who was selected to the weekly honor roll. Kroening, who was named Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 9, earned a spot on the honor roll after scoring two goals and helping the Hoyas record their fourth-straight shutout.
Georgetown is back home on Thursday, Sept. 19, hosting Central Florida. Kickoff at Shaw Field is slated for 3 p.m. Live coverage of the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Tom Kolker, the voice of the women's soccer team for the last two years, calling the play-by-play.