Four Women's Soccer Players Earn NSCAA All-Northeast Region Honors
Dec. 7, 2010
WASHINGTON - Led by junior midfielders Kelly D'Ambrisi (Trumbull, Conn./Lauralton Hall Academy) and Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair), four members of the Georgetown women's soccer team were selected to All-Northeast Region teams by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
D'Ambrisi and Wells were first team selections, while senior defender Michaela Buonomo (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock North) earned second team honors and senior goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) was a third team honoree.
The quartet helped lead Georgetown to the best season in program history, reaching the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and finishing the 2010 campaign with a 15-7-2 overall record. The Hoyas finished the regular season with a 13-5-1 overall record, including a 7-3-1 mark in the BIG EAST, which helped the team earn the No. 2 seed in the National Division of the BIG EAST Tournament. Georgetown started the season off with a program-best 7-0 record and the team had two wins over NCAA Tournament teams, a road win against James Madison, and a 3-1 win over South Florida. The Hoyas closed out the regular season with a 1-1 draw against No. 10 Notre Dame.
Wells, who was named an NSCAA First Team All-America over the weekend, was the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Midfielder of the Year and earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors for the third time in her career this season. Wells tied for the team lead in scoring with 28 points, setting a school single-season record for points in a season. She scored nine goals and recorded a team-high 10 assists. She finished tied for fifth in the BIG EAST in points (28, 1.17 per game), tied for third in assists (10, 0.42 per game) and tied for seventh in goals (nine, 0.38). Nationally, Wells finished 25th in the country in total assists.
D'Ambrisi, an All-BIG EAST First Team selection this season, started all 24 games for the Hoyas and finished fifth on the team in scoring with four goals and four assists for 12 points. She was an All-BIG EAST second team pick in 2009 and a third team all-league honoree in 2008 as a freshman, when she was a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American. In her career, D'Ambrisi has played in and started all 63 games and scored 12 goals with 16 assists for 40 points. Her seven assists in 2009 were tied for the eighth-best single season mark at Georgetown and her 40 career points rank 11th all-time.
Buonomo was a starter on a defensive unit that recorded nine shutouts this year and last year set a Georgetown record for fewest goals allowed in a season (14). The defensive unit was particularly impressive during the NCAA Tournament, allowing only two goals in first three games, spanning 290 minutes. She capped the 2008 season by being named to Soccer Buzz's All-Region team. As a freshman, she was a starter for a defense that allowed less than a goal per game and earned Freshman All-American honors. She was an ESPN Academic All-District selection, carrying a 3.58 grade-point average in management.
This is the second NSCAA honor for DesJardin, who was named a Mid-Atlantic All-American in 2008. The school's all-time leader in shutouts with 30, she carried a 14-7-2 record with a 0.82 goals-against average this season. She came up big for the Hoyas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, stopping two shots from No. 4 Maryland en route to a 3-2 win in penalty kicks that propelled the Hoyas to the Sweet Sixteen. DesJardin also ranked among the top-20 in the country in shutouts and save percentage. She was an ESPN Academic All-District selection for the third-straight year, carrying a 3.80 grade-point average in neurobiology.