Dec. 5, 2013
WASHINGTON - Three Georgetown University women's soccer players were selected to the first team and four Hoyas were recognized in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Northeast Region teams.
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.
First team honors went to senior defender Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), junior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) and junior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run). Senior midfielder Kailey Blain (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) was selected to the second team.
Menges, who 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, earlier this week, was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection and the league's Defensive Player of the Year.
A captain, she 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. She was a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST selection and started all 21 games on the back line, helping the team post 10 shutouts. 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.
Corboz, the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year in 2013 and the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, had a team-best 27 points. Corboz, who was also a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection and a preseason candidate for the Hermann Trophy, scored seven goals and had 13 assists. She missed the first five games of the season with an injury, but has been among the most dominating players in the BIG EAST since her return. In just three years on the Hilltop, Corboz is the all-time leader in goals scored (35) and ranks second all-time points scored (92).
Newins, a Third Team All-BIG EAST selection, helped lead a unit that posted 10 shutouts as she carried a 0.70 goals-against average overall. She ranks second all-time at Georgetown with 23 shutouts.
Blain, a First Team All-BIG EAST selection, scored 14 points (6 goals, 2 assists) in the best season of her career after battling injuries as a sophomore and a junior. Menges and Blain were 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.