Emily Menges Selected as Semifinalist for MAC Hermann Trophy
Dec. 3, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior women's soccer player Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) was one of 15 Division I players selected as a semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, recognizing the top player in the country.
The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual intercollegiate award presented annually during a January banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
NCAA Division I coaches that are NSCAA College Services members may vote for their top choices Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Tuesday, Dec. 10 within myNSCAA on NSCAA.com. Soccer fans can also let their collective voice be heard by voting for their favorite player on the MAC's website hosted by LockerDome, starting Thursday, Dec. 5.
The top three vote-getters for each gender from the combined NSCAA coaches and weighted fan votes will be announced as finalists Thursday, Dec. 12, followed by the announcement of the winners at the banquet, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
"Each year, we look forward to seeing the wealth of talent college soccer presents and working with the Missouri Athletic Club to cap the season by bestowing this prestigious award," NSCAA CEO Joe Cummings said. "We also take pride in knowing that those that know this game the best, coaches and fans, have a hand in selecting these winners."
Menges concluded her career as one of the most decorated players in program history, earning All-BIG EAST honors three times in her four seasons on the Hilltop.
Menges, a captain, was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year this season after leading the Hoyas to 16 wins, including 10 by shutout. She was a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST selection and started all 21 games on the back line.
A semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy as a junior in 2012, she was also a First Team All-BIG EAST selection and the team set a school record with 13 shutouts. As a freshman in 2011, Menges started all 24 games and helped lead the team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. She was an All-BIG EAST Rookie selection that season.
In her four-year career, Menges started 83 of 84 games played, scored two goals and was part of defensive units that posted 40 shutouts.
Menges was part of a class that will graduate in May with the most wins of a senior class in program history, posting a 62-20-7 record, including a 30-8-3 record in BIG EAST play.
Georgetown closed out the 2013 season with a 16-3-2 record, tying the school single season record for wins in a season, set last year when the Hoyas went 16-4-3. The Hoyas were selected to the play in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years and reached the second round. The team set a school record with 58 goals scored and was ranked among the top three in the country in scoring offense.