Oct. 21, 2013
WASHINGTON - Junior women's soccer players Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) and Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) were recognized by the BIG EAST Conference with weekly awards after leading the No.15-ranked Georgetown team to a pair of wins last week.
Corboz was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and Newins was tabbed the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week as the Hoyas beat St. John's and Creighton by identical scores of 4-0.
Georgetown, ranked No. 15 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 8 in the Soccer America poll, improved to 13-1-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the BIG EAST with the wins. The victories at home also extended GU's unbeaten streak at Shaw Field to 19 games, dating back to the 2011 season.
In a 4-0 win over St. John's on Thursday, Corboz scored one goal. She followed that up on Sunday in a 4-0 win over Creighton by being involved in three of the team's four goals, scoring once and assisting on two.
Corboz, the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, missed the first five games this season, but has not missed a beat since returning to the lineup. In just 11 games, she leads the team in scoring with 25 points, tallying six goals and a team-best 13 assists.
Corboz is second in the BIG EAST in scoring with 2.27 points per game and leads the league in assists (13) and assists per game (1.13). She is
The junior, who was a first team All-American selection in 2012 and the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, entered the season ranked No. 6 on Georgetown's all-time scoring list and is now second all-time with 90 points, 18 behind all-time leader Ingrid Wells (C'11).
Newins, meanwhile, was selected as the Goalkeeper of the Week for the first time this season after recording a pair of shutouts last week. She made a career-high seven saves in the 4-0 win over St. John's, including a pair of stops on shots from Rachel Daly, the leading scorer in the country. Newins made one save in the Creighton win.
Newins, a second team All-BIG EAST selection last year, ranks second in the BIG EAST with a 0.74 goals-against average and has recorded eight shutouts this season.
Georgetown is off this week and returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 27, visiting Villanova. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.