Dec. 6, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Women's Soccer Coach Dave Nolan was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Northeast Regional Coach of the Year today.
Georgetown finished the 2012 season ranked No. 17 in the country in the final NSCAA poll, the highest final season ranking for the team in program history.
Under the direction of the ninth-year head coach, Georgetown had one of the most successful seasons in program history, setting a school record with 16 wins. The Blue & Gray finished the 2012 season with a 16-4-3 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along the way, the Hoyas posted an 8-1-1 record in the BIG EAST Conference and won the BIG EAST National Division title.
The NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year honor was the second postseason award for Nolan this season.
Nolan was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year after leading the team to its first regular season championship, winning the National Division crown. The Hoyas, who were picked to finish in third place in the division in the preseason, spent the majority of the season ranked among the top-25 teams in the country, moving as high as No. 11 on Oct. 2, the highest mark in program history. Nolan led Georgetown to its first perfect home record, as the team went 9-0-0 at North Kehoe Field.
The team's win over Cornell on Sept. 1, improving GU's record to 5-0, was Nolan's 100th career win.
Nolan coached sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), who was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and an NSCAA First Team All-American. Corboz was also named one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer.