Dec. 3, 2007
Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University women' soccer freshman Ingird Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) was named as a finalist for the 2007 National Freshman of the Year, it was announced today from SoccerBuzz Magazine's offices in New York, N.Y. Wells helped lead the Hoyas to their best season ever and first NCAA Tournament berth.
The BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-BIG EAST selection, Wells finished tied for eighth nationally in assists per game, averaging 0.59 per contest. This year, Wells dished out 13 assists, which tied her with Nicole DePalma for the GU single-season record. DePalma set the record in 2002, the same year she also set the single-game record with five assists against Howard. In a 5-0 win over Cincinnati, Wells recorded a single game season-high four assists. The freshman finished with 25 points, leaving her one point behind the single-season record of 26, set by Jessie Beers-Altman in 2002.
SoccerBuzz Magazine selected fourteen finalists apiece for the 2007 National Player of the Year and 2007 Freshman of the Year. First presented in 1996, this will mark the 12th year of honorees and the winners will be announced in December. Wells is the first Georgetown played ever to be nominated by SoccerBuzz for an end of the year award.
Among the total of 28 finalists, sixteen different schools are represented. UCLA leads all schools with four total finalists and Florida State and Notre Dame have three each among the lists. The ACC has the most finalists (4) for Player of the Year while the Pac-10 dominated with nine total finalists among the two awards.